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A marvelous opportunity for each of us to help our neighbors and thereby help ourselves.

When we reach our goal of supporting families, seniors, underserved youth and those needing rehabilitation, then we strengthen the entire community. What you are blessed to give helps Alamogordo and it's surrounding communities to better thrive, develop and live. In the giving, we all can have a part to make the whole village healthy.

Our Mission

To advance the common good, create lasting change and enrich lives by harnessing the collective compassion and resources of our community to improve lives.

Our Vision

To bring together businesses, community organizations, volunteers, government, private foundations and nonprofit agencies around a shared vision – to help youth, individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability, healthy living, building youth assets and providing safety net support.

Advancing the Common Good
Creating Opportunities for a Better Life for All

Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health. That’s why United Way’s work is focused on the building blocks for a good life:

  • Education – Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential
  • Income – Promoting Financial Stability and Independence
  • Health – Improving People’s Health

Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy. United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. Living united means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future.

United Way of Otero County brings diverse people and resources together to address the most urgent issues that our community faces. By focusing on the most critical local needs, United Way moves beyond the surface of our community problems to tackle the underlying causes and make the greatest possible impact, focusing on:

  • Strengthening and Supporting Families
  • Promoting Self-Sufficiency
  • Helping Children and Youth Succeed
  • Building Vital and Safe Neighborhoods
  • Supporting Vulnerable and Aging Populations

As a caring and thinking person, you realize there is life outside your daily activities. You see people in our community you'd like to help. At the end of the day, you'd like to do more. But the bottom line is — your day is already finished. So how can you fit it all in? Quickly. Simply. Confidently. United Way. We're your trusted partner for wise social investing. Local volunteers from all walks of life identify programs with proven methods that best match our community's needs. So, at the end of the day, you'll know you've been both generous and wise. For information on United Way across the country, click here.

Professional Affiliations

Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce