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"Preserving Architectural Heritage and Community Traditions in New Mexico and the Southwest"

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Cornerstones needs your generous support to continue helping communities restore their historic structures. Only sixty percent of our funding comes from government and private grants; forty percent comes from individual contributions, which are tax-deductible. Every dollar given to Cornerstones leverages a five-dollar impact on volunteer and in-kind donations. Aside from cash, contributions of all types - including building materials, tools and office equipment are gratefully accepted.


The list of currently requested items includes:
  • Building Materials
  • Equipment
  • Books
  • Articles
  • Photos and Architectural Drawings
  • Office and Computer Supplies
Please e-mail us today to make an in-kind donation

We also accept cash contributions:


Volunteers have been the backbone of Cornerstones since its inception. We are dependent on them to help small communities successfully complete restoration projects, help office staff track information and assist with mailings. Volunteers also provide technical expertise in areas ranging from engineering and architecture to public relations and photography.

Without question, the most popular way to volunteer is out in the field, doing hands-on restoration work in communities. Throughout the summer work season, participation in community workdays is a great way to interact with community members, learn more about local heritage and leave a little part of oneself behind in an historic building. People from all over the world have participated in Cornerstones workdays, and everyone seems to love the experience.

If you would like to become a Cornerstones volunteer, please call us today. 505-982-9521


use tools ~ get dirty ~ have fun! ~ no fees

January 6 - 11, 2013 at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ

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