This 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 clothing, small household items and other items (see graphic below for acceptable items).
DONATION DROPOFFS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT LAS GOLONDRINAS ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:
Thursdays, August 13, 20 and 27 from 2:00–4:00pm and on Saturday, August 30, from 10:00am – noon
Please designate a pile of your donations for Las Golondrinas,and bring them to us — a big green garbage bag is recommended for your donation!
….and More Giving!
We are fortunate to have a private foundation that matches ALL GIFTS to our annual fund and our membership, so whatever you choose to give is automatically doubled!
If you have questions about any of the initiatives above, click HERE to talk with Jackie Camborde, our Director of Development. She can help you figure out the best way for you to give.
CLICK HERE to give to our Annual Fund or renew your membership now. Heartfelt thanks from all of us for your continued support.
As many of you know, Santa Fe and the surrounding area recently sustained a “1000 year flood.” La Cienega was hit hard and El Rancho de las Golondrinas sustained major damage as our performance, wedding and burro fields were all flooded and covered with mud and silt. Fences were downed and access to the Raton School House, El Molino Grande and Sierra Village was blocked when the road and bridge to the backside of the Ranch were destroyed by flood waters.
Staff immediately brought in heavy equipment to remove mud and debris, and purchased materials to rebuild the road and bridge. Because of the swift action of staff, the other side of the Museum is already back open. However, there is still more work to do repairing fences, cleaning up debris and removing an enormous logjam further down La Cienega Creek on Museum property. If not removed, this logjam could cause further flooding and damage in the event of heavy rains. We also need to repair our acequia infrastructure as we are currently unable to sufficiently water our historic fields and may lose our crops. As you know, our crops are a major part of our educational programming, are a fundamental part of who we are and are vital to the success of our long-standing Harvest Festival.
CALL TO ACTION!
The Museum desperately needs your help in funding this work.
El Rancho de las Golondrinas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and contributions referencing this call to action will only be used to repair our flood damage.
Anything you can give will be sincerely appreciated. Please send your donation referencing “Flood Damage” to Kathryn Carey, Director of Development, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507.
You can donate online at the Annual Fund page. When you get to check-out, in the “Additional Information” field, type “Flood Damage” and your contribution will be used to restore the Ranch.
Thank you for your support of this historic property and our educational mission.