Toys for Tots and a Free Aveda Haircut

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Toys for Tots AlbuquerqueI have a soft spot for the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. Toys for Tots aims to give every child a merry Christmas by ensuring they have a new toy, no matter how difficult their family’s economic circumstances.

The Albuquerque Marine Toys for Tots program distributes donated new toys as gifts to less fortunate kids in Albuquerque – and a fine job they do of it. They’re kind of like our home-grown Santas!

Of course everything depends on us making donations, so feel free to take new and unwrapped gifts for a child, boy or girl, to the many local collection points through December 11, 2014.
Here’s the list of Albuquerque Marine Toys for Tots drop-off points, which conveniently include two Toys R Us locations.

On Wednesday December 8, 2014, the Aveda Institute New Mexico will hold a Toys for Tots Hair Cuts for Toys from 9 am to 6 pm. Take in a new toy donation for Toys for Tots to the value of $15 and get a free shampoo, haircut and make-up tips! Aveda Institute New Mexico is located at 1816 Central Avenue SW in Old Town.  Call 505-294-5333 for your appointment.

–Tania


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Toys for Tots and a Free Haircut

December 1, 2011 by  
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Toys for Tots AlbuquerqueI have a soft spot for the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, which aims to give every child a merry Christmas by ensuring they have a new toy, no matter how difficult their family’s economic circumstances. 

The Albuquerque Marine Toys for Tots program distributes donated new toys as gifts to less fortunate kids in Albuquerque – and a fine job they do of it. They’re kind of like our home-grown Santas!

Of course everything depends on us making donations, so feel free to take new and unwrapped gifts for a child, boy or girl, to the many local collection points through December 9, 2011.
Here’s the list of Albuquerque Marine Toys for Tots drop-off points, which conveniently include several Toys R Us locations. 

And I’m interrupting this broadcast to announce that I have a new baby :-) in my extended family – welcome to the world Nancy Jean!  I haven’t met her yet (although I patted Mom’s tummy when baby was just a pea in the pod) and I probably see her won’t for a while as she so far away… but I’m psyched at seeing her photos! She was born in England this week and her very brave mom went through quite a tough labor. So as this is a post about kids, here’s where I’m showing off my new auntie status!

OK, back to business!

On Saturday December 10, 2011, the Aveda Institute New Mexico will hold a Toys for Tots Cut-a-Thon from 9 am – 7 pm. Take in a new toy donation for Toys for Tots and get a free haircut!

Aveda Institute New Mexico is located at 1816 Central Avenue SW in Old Town.

–Tania

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Zumba-Thon: December 4

December 3, 2010 by  
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Salsa up for a good cause to the Zumba-thon in Old Town on Saturday December 4, 2010. Zumba is Latin-inspired dance fitness to salsa and meringue beats, and you can try it free at the Zumba-thon, the only ‘cost’ of participating is to bring a new (unwrapped) toy to donate to Toys for Tots.

All the Zumba-thon action happens in the Gazebo in Old Town Plaza, starting at 3 pm. A DJ provides the music, and instructors will lead the Zumba party.

The event is organized by DeNova Hair Beauty & M’lis Boutique and between Zumba sessions there will be a fashion show featuring clothing from the boutique (yes it’s for sale) plus expect door prizes from DeNova!  (I see DeNova also has a 10% off promotion on any any M’lis service or product over $70, including body wraps and facials.)

The Zumba-thon takes place from 3-5 pm, although we understand that the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drive will continue through 7 pm.

The Albuquerque Marine Toys for Tots program distributes the toys as gifts to underprivileged kids in Albuquerque – and a fine job they do of it. They’re kind of like our home-grown Santas! Of course everything depends on us making donations, so feel free to take new and unwrapped gifts for any age child, boy or girl, to the collection points through December 10. Here’s the list of Albuquerque Marine Toys for Tots drop-off points.

And here’s info on how to request toys for your children or for somebody else – apply before December 11.

–Tania

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