At the Mountain Center, we believe mountains to be a symbol of resilience, stability, and abundance, qualities that each one of us has within ourselves. During times of challenge and adversity, we could all use a coach, mentor, or guide to help us access our own inner mountain.
One component of our mission is transform lives and strengthening communities. We are only able to accomplish this task by having dedicated staff who care about building resilience for the groups we work with, and the funding we receive from foundations and partner agencies. However, for us to be able to meet the needs of the communities we serve and make our programs happen, we depend on donors like you.
Have you ever had a calling to support a mission by volunteering but did not have the time to do it? Know that by donating to the Mountain Center your dollars are as valuable as putting in any time that a volunteer would. You, yes you can be a coach and a mentor to a youth, adult or group that is learning how to overcome adversity and be more balanced in their life with your financial support. In essence, by your contributions, you can help someone bring out their inner mountain.
If you see yourself as a Mountain Center donor, consider this…
For our counseling services program, a one-time donation of $50 helps a youth work with a therapist for one hour. Which is extremely helpful when considering that might be the session they needed to bring about change. A $50 monthly automated donation can impact 12 different individuals in a year.
For our Harm Reduction Program, a one time $150 donation gives us the opportunity to support staff doing outreach to distribute the opioid reversal drug of Naloxone. A $150 monthly automated donation gives us the operational capacity to have that staff doing close to a month of outreach work in Rio Arriba County.
For our NM Genders and Sexuality Alliance Network (NMGSAN), a one-time donation of $250 helps a youth making it to one of our empowerment camps. Making a monthly automated donation of $250 helps the overhead cost associated with camps and traveling across the state to meet youth and provide support.
This is just a snapshot of how your contributions can support.
In order to advance our vision and mission, please know that any amount of support is appreciated. Even signing up for an automated donation of $10 a month can make a difference in one person’s life. We need service oriented people like you in order to support us carrying out our mission and build resilience in the lives we work with.
Please join us in our mission. Be a Mountain Center “Mentor” and donate today!
For those of you who are 70½ or older and have an IRA, talk to your financial adviser about make a direct transfer of part or all of your IRA distributions to the Mountain Center. You can directly transfer tax-free up to $100,000 per year to the Mountain Center as we are a 501(c)(3) charitable orgnazation. This allows a different way to give and support our mission.