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August 2012

Support Homeless Youth Through an Upcoming Fundraiser

On Tuesday, August 21, at 5:30 p.m., join other supporters at a fundraiser for the Youth Shelters organization. Located in Santa Fe, Youth Shelters seeks to help the more than 100 children who are homeless every day in the city and beyond.

During its “Boots, Bolos, and Boogie” event, you can enjoy cocktails, dance to Jimmy “Sugar Shack” Gilmer and the Fireballs, and help raise even more money for the Shelters’ important work through a live auction that will take place during the event

To attend, go the http://www.youthshelters.org/, click on the donation button and indicate the number of tickets you would like in the comment box. Want to ensure that you get a ticket? Donate $100.

School Supply Drive Winding Down

Notebooks, backpacks, pencils, and pens are among the items members of the Community Programs Office have been collecting from generous Lab employees, and others, to help area schoolchildren start their school year properly.

The drive, which started on July 9 and will run through August 10, is collecting materials for schools throughout Northern New Mexico and will be distributed by the Lab and Self Help, Inc.

The backpacks will contain a complete set of supplies for elementary and middle-school students.

Fifteen drop-off centers are located around the Lab, and people can also contribute supplies at Del Norte Credit Union branches. Monetary contributions will also be collected at the Credit Union branches if you’d like to help that way.

In addition to those listed above, Los Alamos National Security, LLC is a partner in this effort.

For more information, please contact the Lab’s Community Programs Office at 665-4400.

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