Larry H. Miller Dealerships Spreads Holiday Cheer With $105,000 in Gifts to Albuquerque Charities

 

ALBUQUERQUE (December 15, 2021) – Larry H. Miller Dealerships employees announced today a generous plan to spread joy during the holiday season as they present $105,000 in donations to six local charities. Funding will provide technology for students who are blind or visually impaired, a home-away-from-home for families whose children are undergoing medical treatments, shelter for women and children experiencing homelessness, help for youth in sex trafficking situations, and more.

 

Media are welcome to attend all check presentations. Please contact Sara Waldman at sara.waldman@lhmauto.com or (801) 304-4922 for interviews, photos or more information.

 

The presentation schedule is as follows:

 

Friday, December 17

 

  • 10 a.m. - $20,000 - New Mexico School for the Blind – A state school dedicated to serving students who are blind or visually impaired, students learn through individualized programming and intensive instruction in compensatory/adaptive skills to build independence. The grant will allow the school to meet the unique needs of students that falls outside the school’s fiscal budget, including technology, adaptive equipment, eyeglasses, graduation gowns, and more.

 

Presentation will take place at New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 801 Steven Moody St. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123

 

  • Noon - $20,000 - Barrett Foundation, Inc. – The Barrett House provides shelter and supportive services to approximately 200 women and children experiencing homelessness in Albuquerque each year. This donation will allow the shelter to provide services, including housing, meals, basic needs, and one-on-one case management, such as helping teach residents how to apply for benefits, childcare, and permanent housing.

 

Presentation will take place at The Barrett House, 10300 Constitution NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123

 

  • 2 p.m. - $20,000 - Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico – The grant will support the organization’s lodging program, which provides a “home-away-from-home” for families with children undergoing medical treatment. Thousands of New Mexican children and their families travel to Albuquerque each year seeking lifesaving care, and these families spend considerable time away from home during the treatment.

 

Presentation will take place at Ronald McDonald House, 1011 Yale Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

 

Tuesday, December 21

 

  • 10 a.m. - $20,000 - New Mexico Dream Center – The Dream Center has a robust Street Outreach program that targets women and teens that are being sex trafficked in Albuquerque. This grant will support their Winter Street Outreach Program, which uses two methods, Approach and Intersection to engage in safe conversations with potential victims. On any given night in the U.S., 41,000 unaccompanied youth, ages 13-25, experience homelessness, and one in five homeless youth end up in a sex trafficking situation they cannot exit.

 

Presentation will take place at New Mexico Dream Center, 129 General Chennault St. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123

 

  • 1 p.m. - $20,000 - American Legion Auxiliary Foundation (ALA) – This donation will allow 200 high school students who have met specific requirements and are interested in government and current events, to spend six days at a university campus where they will participate in a mock election. They assume the roles of “Federalists” and “Nationalists” and campaign to become elected officials during the ALA Girls State, learning principles of leadership, grounded in patriotism and Americanism.

 

Presentation will take place at American Legion, 1215 Mountain Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102

 

Thursday, December 23

 

  • 10 a.m. - $5,000 - Double Eagle Elementary School PTA – The donation will allow the school to purchase t-shirts for its 540 students to wear during the school’s Jog-a-Thon fundraiser. Proceeds from the Jog-a-Thon will support the school.

 

Presentation will take place at Larry H. Miller American Toyota Albuquerque, 5995 Alameda Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113

 

 

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About Larry H. Miller Dealerships

Larry H. Miller Dealerships operates more than 60 dealership locations under 17 automotive brands in seven western states.

 

Larry H. Miller Dealerships has a strong legacy of giving back to communities where it does business. Through its charitable organization, Larry H. Miller Charities, more than $750,000 has been donated to qualified nonprofit organizations throughout Albuquerque since 1996.

 

For more information about Larry H. Miller Dealerships, please visit www.lhmauto.com.

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