Charitable Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day

Give of yourself, your time, your heart this Valentine's Day - and throughout the year.  

Here are some ways you can share your love with nonprofits:

  • Volunteer your time, here are some opportunities
  • Donate to your, or your sweetheart's, favorite cause (find local nonprofits)
  • Talk about your favorite nonprofit on social media - and encourage friends to donate or volunteer
  • Send love letters to thank people and organizations doing good for the world
  • Clean your closet and donate clothes, toys, furniture, or other items to nonprofits and schools
  • Attend a nonprofit's Valentine's Day event, see below

Valentine Events

February 12, 8:30 - 9:30 am
We Love Our Friends Valentine Appreciation Breakfast, Samaritan Counseling Center
This  breakfast will include a discussion of mental health in our community and forecasts for the changing mental health landscape in Albuquerque.
For more information, contact Samaritan Counseling Center

February 12 - 14
Love for Culture, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
Featuring: Native American Storytelling, Navajo Shoe Game, and Navajo Song & Dance
All events are free to attend in celebration of Native's Love of Culture paying homage to a Valentines weekend theme with the principal of community and love.
Southwestern Indian Polytechnical Institute

February 13, 8:00 pm
Valentine's Day with Casa Flamenca
Come and celebrate Valentine's Day- "The day Before" with us in a very Flamenco way!! Spend the evening with your friends, loved one, or meet new people in an intimate flamenco environment at Casa Flamenca.
Casa Flamenca

February 14 - May 10, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
XOXO: An Exhibit About Love & Forgiveness, Explora
Explore the complex emotions of love and forgiveness through words, movement, art making, performance, and play in this interactive exhibit from the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.

February 14, 5:30
La Festa dell' Amore at NM Italian Film & Culture Festival
Celebrate Valentine's Day Italian style with La Festa dell' Amore and a screening of Il Giorno in Più.
NM Italian Film Festival

February 14, 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
The International Night of Passion, Barrett Foundation
Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with an international flair!
Barrett Foundation

February 14, 6:00 pm
A Perfect Valentine, New Mexico Philharmonic at Popejoy Hall
The New Mexico Philharmonic presents an opportunity to give your "significant other" the most romantic Valentine's date ever! Music--the language of love--will fill the air, in this wonderful night of the world's favorite love songs, romantic classical masterworks, and popular favorites.

February 14, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
That's A Moray! Adults-Only Valentine's Day Tours, ABQ BioPark
Indulge your animal instincts with special tours about the exotic, erotic and often curious romantic rituals of aquatic animals.
ABQ BioPark Aquarium

February 14, 8:00 pm - 1:30 am
Latin Love Fest, Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival
After dinner come and enjoy dancing and dessert with us.  Mingle in a magical Valentine’s atmosphere of chocolate fountains, desserts, cash bar and one gorgeous, brand new, enormous dance floor at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival

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