I Have a Deal for YOU!!! Many New Mexico State University groups on campus need to earn volunteer credit for classes. By volunteering they show that their organization is giving back to the community.
Here’s the Deal!!!
The United Military Women of the SouthWest are sponsoring a Spaghetti Dinner on April 5, 2014 from 4PM – 7PM to raise money for El Caldito Soup Kitchen and Mesilla Valley Community of Hope. The dinner will be at 999 West Amador at El Caldito. Tickets are $5.00…a good price for a Saturday night dinner for a college student. El Caldito will be making homemade spaghetti, salad and garlic bread. We will offer take-out meals.
The Deal!!! It’s EASY!!!
Sell 1o tickets and earn 1 credit hour for volunteering at El Caldito. Talk to friends about having a Spaghetti Dinner Party. Collect $5.00 from each person and contact Donna at email@example.com. I will give you tickets and volunteer credit for every $50.00 you bring to me.
Make it a contest between different on campus organizations!!!
This is easy…help us out.
When you contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, put the word “TICKETS” in the subject line. One last thing….it will make you feel good, knowing you have helped a person in need to be able to have a hot nutritious meal at noon at our kitchen.
Put a another SMILE on Gabe Anaya’s face by supporting this fundraiser.
HELP US EARN MORE THAN LAST YEAR!!! THANK YOU!
As our client numbers rise our facility ages. In 2009 we served 60,000 meals, however at the end of 2013, we were serving more than 100,000 meals. Through donations we have been able to upgrade our equipment as needed and now we are making some changes to our kitchen to make it more efficient and give us more work space.
ENJOY SEEING SOME CHANGES!!!
The week of November 25th through 29th was a busy one. Cleaning turkeys, roasting turkeys and carving turkeys happened just before Thursday. With teams of people coming in to help everything got accomplished.
Thank you Julie Startz for your smile and patience and caring about making sure each volunteer knew who to report to on Thanksgiving morning. The morning was filled with people prepping vegetables, making salads, cutting pies and decorating our dining room. Thank you to my team leaders… Ann on vegetables, Teresa on salads, Herb on beverages, Kristin on desserts, Merle on decorating and Hank my co-chair in the kitchen. Thank you VOLUNTEERS you made it all happen.
Thank you Mr. Anaya for keeping me calm. It was quite a day with about 85 volunteers showing up on their shifts. Thank you dish washers and everyone for cleaning up after the event. We served 400 people and I feel everyone felt it was a special day to celebrate with family and new found friends.
Enjoy the collage of photos!!!
On Friday November 1st, we were joined by some great guys from Phi Delta Theta Fraternity from New Mexico State University. They arrived with smiles on their faces and didn’t lose their enthusiasm even though asked to do a multitude of jobs.
In this photo you can only see a partial grocery cart full of corn. That was only one of three carts full. With the extra help from the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, we were able to shuck 2 carts of corn and get it ready for the freezer.
Whenever, we get a group that comes in to volunteer on a Friday, Mr. Anaya trains one person to be his chief assistant. Chris took over that job checking and stirring the soup periodically so nothing stuck to the bottom of the pan and the flavors mingled.
Too bad Alex has to go to classes each day, because I need a good dishwasher daily.
Gabe Anaya is a great role model for many Fraternity groups. Thank you Gabe!
Chris and Mohammad sort out the beans , so Mr. Anaya can cook beans for Sunday lunch.
We want to THANK the fraternity brothers from Phi Delta Theta for all the work they did for us!!!
El Caldito Soup Kitchen is grateful to all the groups that volunteer. As volunteer coordinator, I am receiving emails and phone calls from businesses who want their employees to volunteer, church youth groups, university clubs, fraternities, faculty members who require volunteer service hours for their students, home schooling families, schools, individuals, retired people requesting to help, military bases and social organizations. It is a wonderful situation to be in. My goal is to create opportunities for as many people as possible and if I am unable to provide a slot in our schedule to help, I will suggest other non-profits. Enjoy the this collection of PHOTOS!!!!
We appreciate all your HELP!!!
This year the Las Cruces Sun-News agreed to sponsor El Caldito Soup Kitchen for their major events. We appreciate this support in getting the word out about what we do and how we go about FEEDING THE HUNGRY!!!
The first event, was their coverage of our Veterans Appreciation Dinner held in June of this year.
The next event was the coverage of the before and after EMPTY BOWLS, with photos and articles by S. Derrickson Moore and Matlin Smith. We certainly appreciated the SAVE the DATE advertisement that they ran in their Sunday paper.
We are now planning our Thanksgiving menu and look forward to the SAVE the DATE advertisement. We appreciate what the staff at the Las Cruces Sun-News has done for us in the past and we know they will help promote Thanksgiving and Christmas in the upcoming two months.
THANK YOU for helping us to FEED the HUNGRY!!!
On October 4, 2013, before serving lunch to our clients, we opened our doors to all who wanted to enjoy an hour of music. The concert was sponsored by the Las Cruces Friends of the Piatigorsky Foundation. Board member of the Piatigorsky Foundation and pianist Richard Dowling entertained the people.
Mr Dowling appears regularly throughout the United States in solo recitals. Today he played his rendering of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”
Some of the other selections played were by Chopin, Debussy, Beethoven and Doucet.
We want to thank Mr. Richard Dowling for sharing his talents with us. One song that was enjoyed by many was ” The Entertainer.”