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Jeans for a cause.

Jeans for a Cause

The employees of FFCU raise money by wearing jeans. By providing a cash donation or bringing in material goods for different organizations in need, employees are able to wear jeans on selected days. Join us as we help raise money and awareness for organizations in our community!

Jeans for a Cause raised funds for. . .

Paws and Stripes • $500

Paws and Stripes is a nonprofit​​​​​​​​​ organization providing service dogs​​​​​​​​​​ for wounded military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury through integrating service dog training and education with mental health support. We help veterans​​​​​​​​​​ so they can live the full and rich lives​​​​​​​​​​ they deserve. Our dogs come only from local rescues​​​​​​​​​​. Our service dog trainers​​​​​​​​​​ teach the dogs and the veterans as a team​​​​​​​​​​. These dogs are not pets, they are service dogs with the complete protection and rights granted by the American with Disabilities Act. Our program is funded through generous grants and donations​​​​​​​​​​ from people like you. Our veterans are never obligated to pay​​​​​​​​​​ a penny​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ of the program’s costs to enroll.

The Storehouse • $500

The Storehouse is New Mexico’s largest food pantry. More and more of Albuquerque’s working poor are struggling to feed themselves and their families. Money is tight for everyone, but one illness, a reduction of work hours, or any setback can leave a family wondering where their next meal is coming from or how they will get clothing or shoes. The Storehouse provide FREE food and clothing to people who are struggling.

Haven House • $400

Haven House is the only domestic violence agency serving Sandoval County’s entire estimated population of 122,298. Haven House provides the following services: emergency shelter, crisis intervention, case management, support groups, life skills groups, legal advocacy, referrals, therapeutic counseling, and a Batterers Intervention Program.

Animal Humane of New Mexico • $150

Animal Humane is committed to being the leader in next-generation animal shelters. We have proactively developed a full-range of programs and services dedicated to helping people connect with a lifelong companion and working with them to keep that relationship balanced and happy. Their mission is to support and improve the lives of New Mexico’s cats and dogs through sheltering, adoptions, humane education and veterinary services.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern New Mexico • $250

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico • $700

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico serves more than 2,700 children between the ages of 5 and 18 in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. They offer five locations throughout Central New Mexico and provide children with a safe and inspiring environment during out-of-school hours.

Friends of Lucky Paws • $900

The mission of Lucky Paws is to serve as tireless champions for the animals of Albuquerque by providing them the finest care available along with hands-on assistance in finding happy homes. Lucky Paws, at Coronado Center, is a welcoming and pleasant adoption center that showcases wonderful shelter pets available for adoption. All Lucky Paws pets are spayed or neutered, immunized, microchipped, licensed, and ready to go to their new, loving, forever homes. All new pet parents must meet the City of Albuquerque qualified adopter requirements.