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New or Gently Used Jackets Needed for 20th Annual Coats for Kids Drive

Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico, US Bank, Comet Cleaners, Gold 101, and D2 Design are preparing for this year’s 20th Annual Coats for Kids program. During last year’s distribution event, volunteers were able to supply over 4,500 coats to low-income children aged 12 and under. Over 38,000 coats have been given to needy children in Dona Ana County, since the program began 1995.

Due to the unprecedented number of children served last year, coats for this year’s program are in short supply. Karen Bailey, Vice President at US Bank and Coats for Kids Chairman, encourages concerned community members to donate to the program as soon as possible. As we move into the winter months, no child should be without a warm winter coat. You can help us by organizing additional coat donations within the community, donating your gently used children’s coats or donating money to the Coats for Kids fund.  These funds are used to purchase coats to supplement the used ones we receive.  Your generosity will definitely make a difference to a child who is less fortunate.

“In order to make sure we have an adequate number of coats available, it is very important for us to have the sizes identified by early September,” said Karen. “The only way to do this is to have all families register by the deadline.”  The deadline for all families to register is September 19, 2014.

Prospective donors can drop off a new or gently used coat at any Comet Cleaners location, visit the Las Cruces Coats for Kids’ website to make an online donation or mail a cash donation to US Bank, 277 East Amador, Las Cruces, NM  88001. All proceeds will go towards purchasing warm winter coats for local children and donations are tax deductible. Please visit www.LasCrucesCoatsForKids.com for more information.

 

PUBLIC MEETING:  The Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico, Inc., will have a public meeting online: Video Meeting, on July 30, 12:00 PM to receive public input on the 2020 COMMUNITY ACTION PLAN for delivery of services and service priorities in the Counties of Dona Ana, Luna, Hidalgo, Grant and Sierra under the Community Services Block Grant.  Input may be provided  at this meeting, or in writing, through July 29, 2020.  Written input may be mailed to 3880 Foothills Road Suite A, Las Cruces, NM 88011, hand-delivered to 3880 Foothills Road Suite A, or Faxed to 575-527-9028. Call 575-527-8799 for more information.

PUBLIC MEETING:  The Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico, Inc., will have a public meeting at its offices at 3880 Foothills Road, Suite A in Las Cruces, on June 13, 2018 12:00 PM to receive public input on the 2019 COMMUNITY ACTION PLAN for delivery of services and service priorities in the Counties of Dona Ana, Luna, Hidalgo, Grant and Sierra under the Community Services Block Grant.  Input may be provided in person at this meeting, or in writing, through June 12, 2018.  Written input may be mailed to 3880 Foothills Road Suite A, Las Cruces, NM 88011, hand-delivered to 3880 Foothills Road Suite A, or Faxed to 575-527-9028. Call 575-527-8799 for more information.

PUBLIC MEETING: The Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico, Inc. will have a public meeting at its office at 3880 Foothills Road, Suite A in Las Cruces, New Mexico on September 13, 2019  at 9 AM to receive public input on a plan for delivery of services and service priorities in the Counties of Dona Ana, Luna, Hidalgo, Grant and Sierra under the Community Services Block Grant. Input may be provided in person at this meeting, or in writing through June 11, 2018. Written input may be mailed to 38800 Foothills Road Suite A, Las Cruces, NM 88011, hand-delivered to 3880 Foothills Road Suite A, or faxed to 575-527-9028. Call 575-527-8799 for more information, or to request a copy of the documents.

PUBLIC MEETING:  The Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico, Inc., will have a public meeting at its offices at 3880 Foothills Road, Suite A in Las Cruces, on August 14, 12:00 PM to receive public input on the 2016 COMMUNITY ACTION PLAN for delivery of services and service priorities in the Counties of Dona Ana, Luna, Hidalgo, Grant and Sierra under the Community Services Block Grant.  Input may be provided in person at this meeting, or in writing, through August 13, 2015.  Written input may be mailed to 3880 Foothills Road Suite A, Las Cruces, NM 88011, hand-delivered to 3880 Foothills Road Suite A, or Faxed to 575-527-9028. Call 575-527-8799 for more information.

Community Needs Assessment: Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico recently conducted a community needs assessment. You can find the results here: 2018 Community Needs Assessment CAASNM.  Please contact Mark Hohnstreiter, markh@caasnm.org or 575-527-8799 xt. 131 if you have questions regarding the results.

PUBLIC MEETING:  The Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico, Inc., will have a public meeting at its offices at 3880 Foothills Road, Suite A in Las Cruces, on June 19, 2014  at 5:30 PM to receive public input on a plan for delivery of services and service priorities in the Counties of Dona Ana, Luna, Hidalgo, Grant and Sierra under the Community Services Block Grant.  Input may be provided in person at this meeting, or in writing, through June 18, 2014.  Written input may be mailed to 3880 Foothills Road Suite A, Las Cruces, NM 88011, hand-delivered to 3880 Foothills Road Suite A, or Faxed to 575-527-9028. Call 575-527-8799 for more information.

 

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