State Announces Pull Together Effort To Help Families This Holiday Season


State Announces Pull Together Effort To Help Families This Holiday Season

Staff Report

ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez has announced a new Pull Together effort to collect food and toys for New Mexico kids and families this holiday season.

Thirty-three MVD offices, in partnership with CYFD, will collect canned goods, other non-perishable food and toys for families in need throughout the state.

“For some families, it’s just not possible to get everything they need for their children over the holidays,” Martinez said. “We wanted to do something about it this year, because we know how generous New Mexicans are, and we want to keep doing everything we can to make New Mexico the best place to be a kid.”

The food and toys will go to families who are involved with CYFD and are in need of assistance during these holidays. Additional food and toys will go toward local food banks and charities.

“We are extremely grateful to the employees of MVD for their generosity and willingness to help provide much needed joy to our families during these holidays,” CYFD Cabinet Secretary Monique Jacobson said. “The generosity of the people in our communities is a true testament to the important role that they not only play in improving the lives of our children, but all children throughout New Mexico.”

Visit for a listing of all MVD locations throughout the state, as well as organizations statewide that provide food assistance and take food donations.

“We are extremely proud of our MVD employees for doing everything possible to help families around New Mexico,” said Demesia Padilla, Cabinet Secretary for the Taxation and Revenue Department. “We encourage all communities to visit a local MVD office to make a donation to help support families in their communities.”