Philanthropic Programs

Assistance League of Albuquerque serves our local community in many ways. Our current philanthropic programs are listed below. Program leadership and brief overviews here.

Assault Survivor Kits®

The Assault Survivor Kits program distributes clothing and other essentials for assault victims through Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE).

Blue Portal Gift Shop

The Blue Portal Gift Shop is known as one of the prime places to shop for gifts in Albuquerque Old Town. It celebrated its 35th birthday in 2013.

Buddy Bear Patrol

The Buddy Bear Patrol provides about 2,500 new teddy bears each year to children in times of crises.

Kids Are Pretty Special

The Kids are Pretty Special program provides essentials for children in crisis through the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department.

Operation School Bell®

Operation School Bell, the national program of Assistance League, provides appropriate school clothing for over 4,000 elementary and middle school students at 42 Albuquerque Title 1 schools.


The Sharing program collaborates with other nonprofit programs in Albuquerque.

Tender Loving Care

Tender Loving Care provides items for cancer patients and newborns at the University of New Mexico Hospital.