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Charity Gala Grantees Named

First Lady Maria Berry & Mayor Richard J. Berry announce the non-profits benefiting from the 2013 Charity Gala

December 18, 2012

Albuquerque- Some holiday wishes will be coming true for several local non-profits. Today, December 18, First Lady Maria Berry and Mayor Richard J. Berry announced the Charities that will be benefiting from the upcoming 2013 Charity Gala. The chosen 501(c)(3) organizations focus on supporting veterans and literacy within our community. The following organizations were chosen:

Metropolitan Homelessness Project (Homeless Veterans)
The mission of Metropolitan Homelessness Project (MHP) is to end homelessness in Albuquerque, NM, on both individual and societal levels, through a unified voice of advocacy, prevention and service. The proceeds will specifically help homeless veterans.

Albuquerque Reads (Career Guidance Institute)
Albuquerque Reads believes that all children have a right to literacy and that literacy is the foundation of lifelong learning and active participation in the social, economic and political institutions of the community. Literacy is essential if Albuquerque is to grow and prosper.

ReadWest Inc
ReadWest’s mission is to provide quality one-to-one tutoring to adults seeking to transform their lives through enhanced literacy skills. Readwest is an Adult Literacy Program serving students from Rio Rancho and Albuquerque’s Westside.

"Literacy is an issue that is very close to my heart, and I’m so humbled to be able to lead this effort, that will impact the Albuquerque community and these worthy organizations," said First Lady Berry.

"This is our way for all of us to give back to organizations that are critical to our city. We’re very proud of those who serve our nation, by supporting MHP we’re hoping to get these brave veterans back on their feet." said Mayor Berry.

The 2013 Charity Gala will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the Albuquerque Convention Center, “Celebrating Route 66”.