Deming moms launch children’s museum. Some of Play Sharity’s board of directors after signing the lease for the museum. (Photo: Courtesy Play Sharity) When Kalyn Blazak’s children were 2 and 3 years old, she had a chance encounter with another mom at a local park in Deming. Both moms commiserated about the need for a safe, interactive, indoor learning space … Read More


By Robin Martinez According to the Children, Youth and Family Department (CYFD), on any given day, approximately 2,300 children are in foster care in New Mexico. For comparison, that’s almost the same number of kids that are enrolled at Rio Rancho High School. If you’re considering becoming a foster parent, Carol Gloetzner, foster parent support specialist with CYFD, shares her … Read More

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“If we can address homelessness at a young age, we can address the problem of homeless adults.” PHOTO: New Mexico Woman

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Bowling for Scholarships

Bowling volunteer helps kids earn college money. (Back row, from left) Coach Karyn Coffey, Alyssa Burks, Coach Lucy Delmore, Ryan Heaton, Rilie Delmore, Coach James Delmore, (middle) Jacob Delmore, (front row, from left) Destiny Gaps, Victoria Robinson and Xzavier Delmore.


By Amy Morton These days, it’s not uncommon to encounter an opportunity for charitable giving on a near-daily basis. Perhaps your coworker is raising money for her child’s school or sports team. Or, maybe you see a plea for donations on social media. It could be a Facebook birthday fundraiser for an animal rescue group, or a GoFundMe campaign for … Read More