Hello from the History Herald! Did you know that apples have been an integral part of New Mexico’s history for over 300 years? In the past, New Mexico orchards were ripe with an array of heirloom apples brought over from Spain as early as the 17th century. In fact, New Mexico is home to some of, if not THE first orchards in the United States.
Here are some ways you can support Las Golondrinas that are a little unorthodox — see if one might appeal to you!
SAVE Your Spring Cleaning Items!
In August, we will be collecting for a SAVERS FUNDraiser — the more pounds we donate on September 2, the more funds we raise! We will collect gently-used clothing, linens, jewelry, shoes, accessories (such as belts and purses), and small household goods. Please designate a pile of your donations for Las Golondrinas,and we’ll let you know when to bring them to us — a big green garbage bag is recommended for your donation!
Renew your Membership/Become a Las Golondrinas Member
Members get free admission to the museum every day that we are open, including festivals and special events! Membership fees help support our education and outreach programs and give you access to special members-only activities, lectures and more. CLICK HERE to join or renew your membership today!
Host a Facebook Fundraiser
Underneath your name on Facebook is a series of buttons — one is labeled SUPPORT A NONPROFIT. You can click that option and create a personal statement about why you support Las Golondrinas, and invite your friends to support as well. In 4–6 weeks, we will receive a check from Facebook for the full amount of funds raised! Many thanks to those of you who have heeded this call — so far, we have raised about $1,500 from Facebook fundraisers. If you need assistance in setting up a Facebook Fundraiser, email Jackie Camborde, our Director of Development.
Adopt an Animal
Did you know that it costs approximately $300 a year to feed, house and care for just one of our churro sheep, burros or goats? If you want to have a direct impact on our most popular ranch residents,we hope you will ADOPT an ANIMAL today — look to your left for our latest addition, these adorable baby lambs! Your name will appear on signage near our churro sheep pen this summer,and we’ll send you a photo of some of our menagerie!
All gifts to our annual fund go to support all that we do at Las Golondrinas.
We are fortunate to have a private foundation that matches ALL GIFTS to our annual fund as well, so whatever you choose to give is automatically doubled!
If you have questions about any of the initiatives above, email Jackie Camborde, our Director of Development. She can help you figure out the best way for you to give.
You can also contribute to our Annual Fund on this website. Heartfelt thanks from all of us for your continued support.