Make a Tax-Deductible donation for Flores de Juarez easily with your credit card. Or you can send donations to Crossroads Acupuncture 130 S. Main Las Cruces, NM 88001.
What is Flores de Juarez?
Flores de Juarez or “Flowers of Juarez” (formerly known as the Crossroads Border Project) is collective of local groups in the borderlands committed to the long-term sustainability and comprehensive advancement of barefoot community health and wellness in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. We assist with leadership development and helping local groups build the capacity to create cooperatively-led, grassroots, community-supported projects. Groups involved include volunteers from the Catholic Diocese of Juarez, Crossroads Acupuncture and Shakti Rising.
Stories from Flores de Juarez
This program is volunteer-based, we have dozens of helpers assisting: volunteer teachers, as well as health providers and translators. We have had dozens of volunteer health professionals travel to this region to assist.
How is it funded?
Flores de Juarez is funded primarily by private donations, donation-only days at our clinic, and a percentage of surplus revenues from Crossroads’ Community Acupuncture clinic in Las Cruces. These funds were formerly referred to as the Crossroads Border Project.
- Over 35,000 treatments provided since 2011 within community centers, women’s groups, homeless shelters, mental health programs, and orphanages
- 80 health promoters trained in ear acupuncture offering care for underserved groups
How you can support
As a social enterprise committed to reducing health disparities in our region, we want the Las Cruces community to be able to contribute to our project. There are several ways you can support.
1. Donate online by using your credit card.
A tax-deductible receipt can be offered upon Crossroads’ approval from the IRS as a 501c3 non-profit organization, currently under review. We anticipate these receipts will be ready to offer to donors by January 2015. Please contact us for questions about donations.
Checks may also be sent to:
Crossroads Community Supported Healthcare
130 S. Main
Las Cruces, NM 88001
2. Donation only acu days
Be on the lookout for donation only acupuncture sessions we periodically offer at our Crossroads clinic. Proceeds will benefit Flores de Juarez. You can receive updates on these specials by following our blog, our facebook page, or to subscribe to our E-newsletter, (subscription is free, just email us at email@example.com).
3. Purchase Fair Trade weavings, pinatas, prayer flags, and more!
Crossroads sells a variety of fair trade artisan products made in Mexico. They are available at the farmer’s market every Saturday 8-12 on South Main, and at our downtown clinic 130 S. Main Monday through Saturday. A portion of all proceeds from fair trade sales benefits Flores de Juarez. Currently we have on display and for sale at our clinic the paintings of patients participating in an art therapy program for people with psychiatric illness. Learn more about the various products
4. Get acu yourself
The easiest way to support Flores de Juarez is to come for a treatment at Crossroads Acupuncture in downtown Las Cruces 130 N. Main. We re-invest our surplus revenues into our capacity building program. By receiving acupuncture treatments yourself, and inviting others to also come receive a treatment, at the same you’ll also be assisting your neighbors in the border region.
Without volunteers, Flores de Juarez would not exist! If you’re interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume and cover letter.
Specifically we are in need of volunteers in these areas:
- Bilingual English/Spanish
- Licensed acupuncturists and doctors
- Translators and interpreters
- Outreach and public education
What trainings does Crossroads offer for health promoters?
- Moxibustion (Modeled after Moxafrica‘s program for health promoters treating Tuberculosis)
- Acudetox or the NADA ear acupuncture model (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) for trauma, stress, addictions and psychiatric illness
- Our model receives support and mentorship from proven capacity building models in the field of international healthcare including the Guatemalan Acupuncture and Medical Aid Project (GUAMAP), the Pan African Acupuncture Project (PAAP), and the community acupuncture movement.
- If you’re interested in receiving training email email@example.com
Interested in volunteering, helping these efforts or making a financial contribution?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 575-312-6569