ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Pennies for the Homeless Foundation is working collaboratively with Bernalillo County to continue its mission to end homelessness. The Foundation is pleased to announce they will be funding a permanent shade structure for the Bernalillo County Tiny Home Village.

The Foundation Board of Directors has voted and approved to fund the shading structure for the development. The steel base structure will be 16’ x 16’ x 10’ and will help provide a comfortable outdoor living experience for the residents.

“As the co-founder of Pennies for the Homeless, it is our ongoing mission to help end homelessness. Although our community is facing the effects of COVID-19, we are able to continue our mission of helping the community. We will continue to help the community and support the agencies that help this vulnerable population,” said Joseph Saavedra, President of the Board of Directors.

Pennies for The Homeless continues its mission to fight homelessness. The never ending commitment and tenacity for raising money for homeless programs in Albuquerque and in other New Mexico communities offers hope for a better future for New Mexicans.

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About Pennies for The Homeless

Pennies for The Homeless is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(C)(3) organization founded in 1993 by Joseph Saavedra and the late honorable Diana dal Santo, former District Court Judge. The Board of Directors consists of a small group of local business people who are dedicated to the fight against homelessness, and the hope for a better future. The foundation has worked with communities throughout the State of New Mexico.