For the 5th year in a row, the UNM Alumni Association will collect items to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities New Mexico (RMHC-NM) as part of its Homecoming Community Service Project. Items will be collected at several locations across campus beginning Monday, Sept. 22 through Friday, Sept. 26.

 RMHC-NM provides comfort, care and a home away from home for families whose children are in medical treatment. They service over 70 family members each month in their Albuquerque location. This year, RMHC-NM has asked UNM to collect disposable paper or Styrofoam bowls.

Also this year, with many Albuquerque Public Schools’ families in need of assistance, the UNM Alumni Association will gather much-needed donations benefitting the APS Title I Homeless Project. With nearly 7,000 homeless children and youth in the Albuquerque area, these donations make a tremendous difference in these students’ lives. Donations should include travel-size toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, hair brushes, soap, lotion, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste.

The UNM Alumni Association will collect items at several locations across campus including:

Main Campus locations
Anderson School of Management, Advisement and Career Services Center, East Wing, first floor
Dean of Students Office
Hodgin Hall
Student Affairs Office in Scholes Hall (2nd Floor)
Student Activities Center
UNM Children’s Campus (drop-off event on Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 7 to 9 a.m.)

North Campus locations
College of Nursing
School of Law

South Campus
Student Support & Service Center (SSSC)

Off Campus location
UNM Foundation, 700 Lomas Blvd NE

For additional locations, visit: UNM Homecoming.

Those attending the UNM Alumni Association’s Faculty/Staff Alumni Luncheon on Sept. 24 or the UNM Children’s Campus Drop-Off event on Sept. 23 that donates an item will receive a special 125 UNM Homecoming pin.

For additional information, contact Florencio Olguin at (505) 277-5872 or email