We invite you to join us for a very special experience on November 21, 2021 at Hotel Albuquerque for the Pennies for the Homeless: 21st High Tea and Fashion Show, featuring two designers. This year, the event will honor the late Joseph Saavedra, co-founder of the 501 (C)(3) charity, whose life’s work is evident in the mission of the organization, which is to help connect our unhoused neighbors to resources in our community.
This year is a unique celebration of the life and mission of Joseph Saavedra, who fought hard to better the lives of those in the community. The event continues to raise funds to help improve the quality of lives for the homeless around us and through community outreach and funding programs that provide food, shelter and healthcare and hope for a better future.
Pennies for the Homeless is the brainchild of the late businessman Joseph Saavedra and the late District Court Judge, Diane dal Santo, who together started a Community Penny Drive with APS students collecting loose change to help the homeless. Pennies for the Homeless continues to educate the community about homelessness while raising money for local shelters, meal sites, day care centers and other homeless services with the message that every penny counts!
Homelessness is not seasonal, and millions of adults and children suffer on a daily basis, especially during this horrific pandemic. The annual event has raised an estimated half-million dollars for the Albuquerque Public Schools Title I homeless project and dozens of other local homeless service providers. We need your help to help continue the legacy of Joseph Saavedra and Pennies for the homeless – become a sponsor, today!
It is our sincere hope that you will partner with us by giving thoughtful consideration to being a sponsor of this event.
We look forward to seeing you in November!
Board of Directors
Pennies for the Homeless