August 30, 2016, Albuquerque, New Mexico: In 1976, New Day Youth & Family Services began as Albuquerque’s first and only runaway shelter. For the past 40 years, New Day has remained singularly focused on meeting the needs of young people in trouble. To accomplish the mission, New Day works toward a vision that every youth has safe refuge for the present, adult allies for the future, and the basic skills needed to carve a healthy and positive path forward.

On August 5, 2016, 50 local businesses banded together to support New Day’s unique and successful approach to serving Albuquerque teens in trouble; by donating sponsorships, money and/or a percentage of sales for one entire day. The turn-out was a huge success not only for New Day as a recipient of the donations, but also for the local businesses who participated in the Project New Day “A Day of Giving” campaign. Although the weather was overcast, over 800 people made it out to Green Jeans Farmery, a community-based commercial plaza constructed entirely with repurposed shipping containers, whose merchants were all involved in giving to Project New Day.

“If you stop long enough to realize there are people in need, and you can do something for someone else, it makes you feel good. It’s like paying it forward. Businesses here at Green Jeans are an incredibly great group of local, passionate people. We should all want to help New Day. We feel it is proven to be focused on the needs of the local community”, explains Roy Solomon, developer of Green Jeans Farmery.

Read the full release that features the success of our 2nd Annual Project New Day: A Day of Giving event here.



YOU SHOP: Shop at Project New Day businesses.
THEY GIVE: Each Project New Day businesses will donate a percentage of their Friday sales to New Day.
IT STOPS: Every donation will help stop youth homelessness in our community.

By supporting Project New Day businesses you are assisting New Day in providing shelter, food, safety, and education to youth who are experiencing homelessness.