Christmas Street,Auxiliary to the Paso del Norte Children’s Development Center, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 1973 to assist the PdNCDC through its fundraising efforts. A few years later, the Auxiliary created the Christmas Street event as a way of raising public awareness for the Center and as a unique way to raise funds. We are very excited about what this year will bring! All proceeds from the events go to support the programs of the Paso del Norte Children’s Development Center. Since 1973, Christmas Street has given over $2M of support to the programs of the PdNCDC!
Our target population is children with special healthcare needs in El Paso and Hudspeth counties, regardless of ability to pay. The majority of the children we serve reflect the general demographic make up of the broader community. Most are Hispanic and live in low to moderate income households.
The mission of Christmas Street is to promote and advance the general charitable objectives of the Paso del Norte Children’s Development Center. PdNCDC, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1948, is dedicated to helping children with special needs, their families, and the community with therapeutic, educational, child care, and support services. Services provided by the Center include physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy, early childhood education, parent training and counseling, and Applied Behavior Analysis for children with an Autism Spectrum diagnosis. Additionally, the Center provides learning services for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years, after-school care for children 6 to 12 years, and a summer camp program through Inclusive Early Learning Center (IELC). Through the Community Resource Center, the PdNCDC conducts seminars and outreach training to educate parents and caregivers of children with special needs as well as the community.
Services are not provided based on family incomes but based upon the child’s disability; however 80% of our clients are low to moderate income based on HUD income guidelines.
Christmas Street is the fundraising partner for the Paso del Norte Children’s Development Center and not affiliated with any national organizations.
Christmas Street is governed by a volunteer board of directors comprised of ethically and professionally diverse members of the El Paso community.
Members of Christmas Street invite you to join us in support of the Paso del Norte Children’s Development Center. Thank you for your consideration. Your support is greatly appreciated.