Los Alamos JJAB Resource Specialist Teresa Romero prepares to deliver winter clothing packets. Photo Courtesy JJAB
A young girl receives new snow boots for the winter. Photo Courtesy JJAB
A young JJAB client enjoying her new winter coat. Photo Courtesy JJAB
LOS ALAMOS JJAB NEWS RELEASE
Los Alamos JJAB has wrapped its Annual Winter Clothing drive just in time for the weather to cool! Generous financial donations allowed JJAB to provide 67 children ages 5-18 who live or attend school in Los Alamos County and their younger siblings with winter coats, boots, gloves, scarves, and hats. Since its inception in 2020, the JJAB Winter Clothing Drive has provided more than 272 children with warm winters.
JJAB Resource Specialist Santina Shije stated, “The donations help the children and families keep warm for the winter here in Northern New Mexico. Most children use the Los Alamos public transportation, wait at bus stops, and walk to school. This project helps ensure children have the clothing they need during winter. It also helps parents alleviate clothing costs for their children, especially now when costs are high”.
Using funds graciously donated by N3B Los Alamos, Merrick & Company, Del Norte Lov Foundation, Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, First National Bank, and individual private donors, JJAB filled each request, ensuring that youth would have the warm clothes they needed. Once everything was purchased, the JJAB team sorted and packed the items and made deliveries.
This community giving project was indeed that: a community project. Thank you to every person and company that donated to make the drive successful. You are our winter heroes!
JJAB is a 501(c)3 nonprofit working to provide resources to the children, youth and families of Los Alamos to enhance resiliency. JJAB programs and services can be found at www.losalamosjjab.com or follow us on Facebook/Instagram @LosAlamosJJAB.
A sample of the winter clothing distributed to families. Photo Courtesy JJAB
Los Alamos JJAB Resource Specialist Jennifer McNeel helps a boy with his new winter gear. Photo Courtesy JJAB