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Local Businesses Join New Day to Help End Youth Homelessness
Project New Day: A Day of Giving

June 29, 2015

  •  Thirty businesses including Whole Foods, Sandia BMW, and Nob Hill shops are donating a percentage of their Saturday sales or flat dollar amount to New Day Youth & Family Services
  • Day of Giving takes place after New Day’s 5th Annual Benefit Concert feat. Widespread Panic

Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 29, 2015 - New Day Youth & Family Services has teamed up with thirty local businesses as a part of Project New Day: A Day of Giving on Saturday, July 11th. Businesses including WisePies Pizza & Salads Restaurants, Crystal Springs Bottled Water, and Two Wheel Drive have signed up to support Project New Day by donating a percentage of their Saturday sales or a flat dollar amount to New Day Youth & Family Services, an agency that works towards ending youth homelessness. Showcase sponsors of the Day of Giving are Whole Foods Indian School Plaza, Sandia BMW, and several businesses located throughout Nob Hill.

“We believe that businesses in Albuquerque truly care for our community, especially for their future workforce,” said John Nichols, New Day board member. “Though these youth are experiencing homelessness, our goal is to make sure that they obtain safe housing and learn the skills that will allow them to positively impact our local workforce. Project New Day: A Day of Giving allows us to do just that.”

Businesses throughout the city including Olo Yogurt, Elsa Ross, and Rebel Donuts have joined Project New Day with the goal of making a difference for at-risk youth in our community.

Jillian Oaks, Marketing and Community Relations Specialist Whole Foods Market Indian School Plaza shared that, "At Whole Foods Market, we are intimately tied to our neighborhood and community. We want to serve and support local organizations that carve a healthy and positive path forward. Project New Day: A Day of Giving will help Albuquerque youth become meaningful and productive members of our community, and we want to help foster that goal."
Project New Day: A Day of Giving falls the day after the 5th Annual New Day Benefit Concert featuring Widespread Panic which takes place on July 10, 2015 at the Sandia Amphitheater. The concert is an additional outlet in which New Day will showcase the supporters of the Day of Giving. The goal from both events is to raise $50,000 which will provide safety, skill building, and support to at least 2,000 young people per year.


Grammy Award Winning Tedeschi Trucks Band with Special Guests Eric McFadden and The Noms Perform at The Kiva Auditorium for Annual New Day Benefit Concert - July 26

June 13, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico, June 13, 2013 - Grammy award winning Tedeschi Trucks Band is bringing its musical tapestry of blues, soul, jazz, and rock to the Kiva Auditorium on July 26th for the 4th Annual New Day Youth & Family Services Benefit Concert. Opening for the multitalented TTB musicians are Albuquerque’s own Eric McFadden and The Noms. Proceeds of the event will support New Day in its mission of working with homeless and at-risk youth to teach them valuable life skills and aid youth in securing safe and stable housing. The Tedeschi Trucks Band benefit concert has raised over $100,000 for the agency in the past four years which has helped New Day expand its Transitional Living Program and Life Skills Academy. Tickets are priced at $35, $45, $65, $125 and are available at

With a back catalog that includes its Grammy-winning debut Revelator and their new album Made Up Mind, TTB’s 11-piece ensemble (led by one of Rolling Stones Top 100 Guitarist of All Time) Derek Trucks and Grammy nominated Susan Tedeschi has played stages throughout the world. The band hails artists such as Saunders Sermons, Kofi Burbridge, Mark Rivers, Kebbi Williams, and JJ Johnson all who have individually played with some of the greatest artists in the industry including Maxwell, Outcast, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Gary Clark Jr., and Doyle Bramhall.

The evening’s openers, guitarist Eric McFadden and the up and coming 6-member group The Noms, have impressive resumes as well and are originally from New Mexico. McFadden has been deemed a “modern Jimi Hendrix” and has toured the world as a solo guitarist and also traveled with funk legend George Clinton (Parliament/Funkadelic). The Noms, created by New Mexico native Mike Mares, showcases their talent through a variety of instruments ranging from guitar to banjo to piano to bass. The Noms have performed throughout the Southwest and have opened for national touring acts including Diamond Rio, Ryan Cabrerra, Secondhand Serenade, and Parachute.

New Day Youth & Family Services was founded in 1976 as a safe harbor for Albuquerque’s runaway and homeless youth (ages 11 to 18), of which there are over 8,000. In addition to its Safe Home, New Day has counselors throughout Albuquerque Public Schools and a detention diversion program, a Transitional Living Program for youth aging out of foster care, and a new Life Skills Academy where youth are taught the basics skills to survive and thrive in the community.
Proceeds of the 4th Annual New Day Benefit concert will support year round programming for New Day. Tickets can be purchased at and more information about the concert can be found at For the interviews or additional press for the guest artist please contact Shawna Brown at 505-260-9912 or via email at


New Day's life skills for youth
Nov. 13, 2013

ALBUQUERQUE (KASA) - Steve Johnson and Shawna Brown detail how New Day Youth and Family Services works with young people who are homeless or have run away to help them learn basic life skills.