Champions for Children

Jardin de los Ninos Presents
Champions for Children: A Premiere Event

Join Jardin de los Niños, at 6:00 pm on February 27, 2021, for our Champions for Children: A Premiere Event Virtual Gala! This year’s Virtual Gala will take place via Zoom. All sponsors will receive an invitation with details in order to attend our virtual red carpet from the comfort of their own home! Our hour-long program will pay homage to some of our children’s favorite movies and children’s classics we celebrate our Champions for Children and Jardin’s families. Funding from the year’s gala will support our families as we elevate them out of homelessness and will help us to celebrate our children’s birthdays! Sponsors can donate online via the campaign donation page or you can call us at 575-522-2111. All sponsors will be recognized at our Virtual Gala and will be acknowledged on our website and social media channels. Other sponsorship details are provided on the Champions for Children campaign page. During the Virtual Gala, we look forward to sharing with you about how your support furthers our mission and makes a difference in the lives of our children and families. Get red carpet ready, dress up as your favorite children’s movie character, or celebrate any way you please! We look forward to celebrating with you on February 27th!

Celebrating 25 Years of Service

Jardin de los Niños hosted our 2020 Champions for Children Gala on February 29, 2020 at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. The proceeds from our 2020 Gala will support Jardin in building an outdoor experiential learning classroom. During the Gala, we celebrated 25 years of service and honored our Champions for Children who have supported Jardin throughout our history. These Champions, include our founders Sister Beth Daddio and Sister Anna Waldschmitt, as well as donors, volunteers, staff, and an alumna of Jardin. 


Jardin de los Niños hosted our 3rd Annual Oscars Champions for Children Gala on April 27, 2019 at the Las Cruces Convention Center. The proceeds of from our 2019 Gala supported Jardin in purchasing new transportation for our children and families. During the Gala, we celebrated our Champions for Children. These are some of the wonderful people who shine light in the lives of children in our community.
Learn more about what a “Champion for Children” is below.

Champions For Children Gala


A Children’s Champion is someone who has worked to make a positive difference in the lives of the children of our community. Through volunteerism, community services, special projects, or even through a religious organization of workplace, a Children’s Champion has gone the extra mile to help. A Children’s Champion does not have to be an adult, as there are many children who have reached out to make a difference in the lives of other children.