Providing Youth and their Families with Programs and Services
Los Alamos Community Gift Card Program (COVID-19)
THANK YOU LOS ALAMOS COMMUNITY MEMBERS!
Through your generousity, JJAB was able to provide 91 gift cards totaling $5,540 for local resturants. Of the 91 gift cards, 58 were provided to community members impacted by COVID, 23 were provided to service workers, and 10 were provided to healthcare workers. Overall, the program impacted 257 local community members (includes family members). Based on requests and needs JJAB has ended this program and wants to thank everyone that was involved.
Would you like to help a local restaurant and a community member? During the pandemic, we are all looking for ways to assist others. This community gift card program has been developed to do just that, assist Los Alamos and White Rock community members in need, recognize helpers in our community, and support local eating establishments.
How does it work? Those wanting to assist will purchase gift cards directly from local restaurants and tell them it is for "Donation/JJAB". The eating establishment will hold the gift card for pick up. Los Alamos JJAB will pick up the purchased cards twice per week for distribution to those in need and to community service providers. If possible, gift cards will be delivered to the recipient's door, with a card. However, gift cards may need to be mailed if direct delivery is not possible or could cause a health concern.
Who will receive the gift cards?
Local agencies will work to identify community members in need:
Resource Specialists will identify youth and their families with financial and food needs.
We will work with Self
Help and LA Cares to identify those needing emergency food or financial assistance.
Other non-profit organizations will be contacted to assist in identifying those with need.
Additionally, anyone in the community can submit a specific person to receive a gift card. Submissions can be made for:
Community members who need assistance: furloughed/laid off, food insecurity, financial struggles, isolating, or high-risk
Front-line Healthcare workers: medical personnel, caregivers
Service workers: grocery, restaurant, hotel, custodians in public places, essential
Public Service workers: police, fire, post office
Please continue to support the participating restaurants: