There are many ways to support our life-changing work.

We rely on generous financial support and donations from our community to help us end homelessness and poverty for families. The Frances Thaxton Ash Endowment covers most of our fundraising costs, so your donation directly supports our family programming. Saranam is a 501(c)3 non-profit so your contribution is tax deductible.

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Interested in spreading some cheer this holiday season? We have a number of opportunities to support families this year.

Our biggest need is gift cards, so parents have the chance to be gift givers themselves. If, however, you would like to provide something a little different, we have several gift suggestions for both adults and kids. Please sign up for the item(s) you wish to donate on our SignUpGenius

Be sure to check out our Amazon Wish List as well for other items our families need.

Items must be received by Saranam by December 11 in order to ensure on-time delivery.

Please email Sunny Holmes, Saranam Community Engagement Coordinator, or call (505) 377-5086 with questions and to schedule your gift drop off.

Thank you for your support!

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Financial support
  • Donate via Network for Good – Submit a one-time or periodic payment via our secure partner site Network for Good.
  • Send a check – If you prefer to write a check, please send it to:
    • Saranam
      1028 Eubank Blvd NE, Ste F
      Albuquerque, NM 87112
  • Donate via Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) – Give Saranam permission to generate a recurring automatic EFT from your financial institution. Please contact Director of Development Dianne Campbell for more information.
  • Contribute to United Way of Central New Mexico– United Way supports Saranam. To donate through United Way online follow these steps:
    1. Go to the United Way donor page
    2. Click NEXT
    3. Choose method of payment and click CONTINUE
    4. Complete payment info and at the bottom under“Choose how to Invest Your Donation” select “Search for Agency” and click CONTINUE
    5. SelectSaranam and continue as directed
  • Estate bequests and planned giving– Express gratitude for your own life and help others through bequests and planned gifts to Saranam in your will. Saranam began because of just such an act of kindness. Contact Director of Development Dianne Campbell to discuss planned giving. Or review the Saranam Planned Giving Brochure.

Donations from our community ensure that families have the supplies they need for school, work and beyond. Check out our Amazon Wish List for the most up to date supplies needed and the list below for our most commonly needed items for our apartments.

Saranam provides a fully furnished apartment for each new family entering our program. Families successfully exiting the program may take everything with them to furnish their new home, so every year we are in need of home items that are lightly used and in good condition:

  • Furniture – Small dining room tables and chairs, couches (no sleeper sofas), desks, coffee tables, dressers, nightstands, and end tables
  • Queen/full and twin mattresses (stain-free and in good condition)
  • Bed frames
  • Household goods – lamps and working vacuums
  • Queen/full and twin sheets and bedspreads
  • Bath towels and wash cloths
  • Kitchenware – dishes, glasses, cooking utensils, silverware sets, pots and pans
  • Microwaves and small kitchen appliances

We are accepting donations of furniture and household goods delivered to our Westside warehouse by appointment only. We are not currently accepting donations at our Eubank office. Please note that all proper public health precautions will be undertaken during drop-off.

Contact  Jennifer Clear to make arrangements for your donation. Thank you!

In-kind goods and services

We accept in-kind goods and services. In-kind goods are tangible items, including computers, vehicles in good condition, and food purchased directly by the giver for Saranam. This type of donation is made instead of a direct cash gift. If you donate a vehicle, providing a receipt or valuation of the vehicle helps Saranam and allows you to receipt for your donation.

In-kind services involve giving your time free of charge for services that you would normally charge a professional fee or wage. These services include legal work, trades work, accounting, and teaching. In such cases, Saranam vouchers official invoices as donations.

“Saranam allowed me to follow through on my promise to my son that I am getting better and will be able to be his mom again soon.”