Welcome Box NM
Giving our children a little box of smiles and sunshine in their darkest times.
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Our Mission

Giving our children a little box of smiles and sunshine in their darkest times.

Welcome Box New Mexico was started in 2016 by a very determined foster family.  Their mission was to make sure that no child ever entered a foster home without belongings all their own.  This family had seen too many children come into their home with only the filthy clothes on their backs.  The hope is that these boxes will provide as much comfort as they possibly can to these children while they are in the process of transitioning from one home to another.
In 2015, Bernalillo County had 3,779 substantiated child victims and only approximately 250 licensed foster parents .
Foster Care Information
In 2014 and 2015 there were over 40,000 reports that were accepted by CYFD.  In 2015 alone, there were 10,664 substantiated child victims.  Bernalillo County had 3,779 substantiated child victims.  What if this was your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, neighbor, etc... These are OUR children.  It is OUR responisibilty, as ONE community, to keep our CHILDREN safe.
 
As of March 2015, Bernalillo County had 950 displaced children and only 250 licensed foster homes.  Keep in mind that many of the licensed foster homes are, in fact, relatives of the children in the state's care.  This means that they are not open to receiving any children other than their own family members.  We are not asking that you help care for 11 foster children like many foster families are doing.  We are simply asking that you consider making a difference in one child's life.  For more information about fostering/ adopting please see the links below.

"It takes a whole village to raise a child"- African Proverb

 Children, Youth and Families Department 

Adopt Us Kids

Heart Gallery NM