Giving Back

Pennies for the Homeless is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization founded in 1993 by Joseph Saavedra and the late Honorable Diane Dal Santo, former District Court Judge.  Our Board consists of a small group of local business people who are dedicated to the fight against homelessness, and the hope for a brighter future.

Joseph Saavedra & Diane Dal Santo


Charities that your generosity has impacted


​Albuquerque Public Schools – Title One

Albuquerque Heading Home

Albuquerque Rescue Mission

A New Day

Barrett House

Community Kitchen- Roswell

Cuidano Los Ninos

El Ranchitos de Los Ninos

Good Shepherd

Haven House

Healthcare for the Homeless​

Joy Junction

Noon Day Ministries

Pets of the Homeless

Project Share

Restoration Ministries

Road Runner Food Bank

​St Elizabeth Santa Fe

St Martin’s

The Salvation Army

The Storehouse

Women’s Housing Coalition

Youth Works Santa Fe


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