At this time of year, Parnall Law selects a local charity drive to support during the holiday season. This year, Parnall Law has selected PB&J Family Services. The firm is proud to help needy local families and to support the important missions of Albuquerque charities.
What Is PB&J Family Services?
PB&J Family Services began as a small community effort to help seven children who had mothers with mental illness. Today, it is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that serves more than 1,500 children and parents each year. The organization focuses on helping individual families through community support. Its supporters believe that by enhancing family members’ sense of self-worth and competency, each individual will develop into a capable and responsible citizen of the community.
PB&J Family Services’ mission is to help at-risk children grow and develop to their full potential in nurturing families within a supportive community.
How Parnall Law is Giving Back
Each year, PB&J provides the families they serve with gifts over the holidays that include clothing, developmental toys, and essential items for parents and caregivers.
Parnall Law is supporting PB&J this holiday season by “adopting” 23 families, 80 people in total. Staff members are granting the holiday wishes of these deserving families.
Other Ways Parnall Law Gives Back to the Community
Parnall Law cherishes our local community and believes it is important to do all we can to make it better. Some of the other organizations we work with and give back to include:
- Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) – MADD fights to prevent drunk and drugged driving and is committed to a zero-fatality rate for these causes.
- Make-a-Wish New Mexico – Make-a-Wish® New Mexico alone has granted more than 1,800 wishes to New Mexico children who have been diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions.
- YMCA – The YMCA operates the largest sports program in Albuquerque and promotes healthy living.
- Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico – This organization is the largest food bank in New Mexico and singlehandedly distributes millions of pounds of food each year to help feed hungry families throughout the region.
- New Mexico BioPark Society – This organization helps raise money for construction and renovations at the Albuquerque Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Garden, and Tingley Beach.
- Meals on Wheels Albuquerque – Meals on Wheels Albuquerque delivers nutritious meals to homebound individuals each day.
- Popejoy Hall – Popejoy Hall provides artistic and educational programs.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico – This organization pairs at-risk children with adult role models who serve as mentors.
- Albuquerque High School – This has been named as one of the best high schools in New Mexico by U.S. News & World Report.
- Jefferson Middle School – This school is part of the well-respected Albuquerque Public School system.
- Bandelier Elementary School – This elementary school services approximately 600 K-5 students.
- The Rotary Club of Albuquerque – This is the longest established service club in Albuquerque that brings together a group of established professionals to help improve the community through civic and charitable work.
- Children’s Grief Center – The Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico provides support services for children and their caregivers after the death of a loved one.
- Grief Resource Center – The Grief Resource Center provides grief services for various situations.
- NMDOG – This organization helps abused and neglected dogs in New Mexico.
How You Can Get Involved
There are several ways that you can get involved and support PB&J’s mission. You can directly sponsor a family and purchase gifts for them. Call (505) 877-7060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to adopt a family. You will be given a list with the family’s first names, clothing size, shoe size, and special needs and interests.
You can make tax-deductible donations to PB&J Family Services at 1101 Lopez Road SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105, or online.
You can find other local organizations to support on the Hurt? Call Bert website.