Good tidings we bring: Los Alamos National Laboratory employees raise $2.6 million in Holiday Giving Campaign

Money supports nonprofits, students, children

December 20, 2023

Los Alamos National Lab staff collected donated toys from across the Laboratory as part of the Holiday Toy Drive.

Los Alamos National Laboratory employees rose to the challenge for the 2023 Holiday Giving Campaign, donating $2.6 million to make things a little brighter for communities in Northern New Mexico and beyond this holiday season.

Giving by the numbers

Across the Lab, donations and gifts from all employees include:

  • $2.2 million to the Employee Giving Campaign
  • $385,000 to the Los Alamos Employees Scholarship Fund
  • $18,015 and more than 1,924 toys for the Toy Drive, with 34 employees volunteering 45 hours to sort and deliver gifts.

Supporting 30 organizations with toys

The monetary contributions to the Toy Drive will be used to purchase toys which, together with the donated toys, will be given to around 30 agencies and organizations that work with children and teens that need support, including:

  • Casa Familia
  • CASA First Judicial District
  • Eastern Navajo Nation
  • Gerard’s House, Santa Fe
  • Barrios Unidos
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region
  • Jemez Pueblo
  • Moving Arts Española
  • Teen YMCA Center - Española
  • Elizabeth Homeless Teen Center

The Lab is partnering with the nonprofit Northern New Mexico Toy Drive (established by Los Alamos-based EXIT Realty Advantage NM) again this year to purchase and distribute the gifts.

Triad match: 50 cents on the dollar

Triad, the management and operating contractor of the Laboratory, will match a portion of each employee’s giving through the Lab to charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofits based in the seven counties in which the majority of Laboratory employees reside (Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe, Taos, San Miguel, Mora and Sandoval), and in Eddy County, where the Lab also has a presence. This year’s match will be 50 cents on the dollar, providing additional much-needed support to the nonprofits in our region.