The global community observed World Homeless Day on Friday, October 10. In Albuquerque,ABQ Cares For All organized a public gathering the next day at Civic Plaza in downtown Albuquerque. About 300 people attended this community event on this beautiful Saturday afternoon. A number of fun activities were featured. There was reggae music that got people up dancing. There was art-making for parents and children and everyone else (ArtStreet's table). And there was a huge "Blessings for Burque" backpack giveaway to folks who were homeless, stocked with food and toiletry items.
Organizers said the purpose of the event was to foster community among Albuquerqueans: housed and “non-housed.” with our common interest being to draw attention to the need for everyone in Albuquerque to have a home.
If you want more information or want to get involved in next year's event, visit the ABQ Cares for All Facebook page or contact: Page Nall, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are a few photographs from Saturday's events, taken by Carlos Navarro. (Text by Karen Navarro)