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April 2023 Newsletter

Updated: May 27, 2023

"For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right." -Kofi Annan

Alamosa Elementary School Outreach



Thanks to A World of Difference and contributions, new quality books, and Colors of the World Crayons by Crayola, brought bright smiles to the children of Alamosa Elementary School.







Books books books! The children go crazy for new books- don't we all!


We will highlight the firsthand accounts of this outreach with testimonials from teachers and students' alike. Join us next month for the student's account of what it means to host Global Give-A-Book in their classroom.


NEW MEXICO STATE SPELLING BEE

Congratulations to the 3 finalists of the New Mexico State Spelling Bee for their hard-earned success! Our GGAB team member, Lauren Martinez, was there cheering them on every step of the way!

Thank you, Albuquerque Journal, for the opportunity to support our children and grow their love of reading and learning!



SAVE THE DATE

Save The Date

Lavender in the Village Festival 2023

Join us at the Lavender in the Village Festival in Rio Rancho, New Mexico!

GGAB will be hosting a Lavender Libros reader-led story time with books read by Chris Aguirre and other community leaders.

Join us for a weekend of fun, reading, and community fellowship.



Philanthropy Summit and Awards 2023

We were honored to have had the opportunity to be a part of the Philanthropy Summit and Awards by Albuquerque Business First. The possibilities are infinite when the community comes together to support each other. A huge thank you also to the following for their participation: Nusenda Credit Union, Albuquerque Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc., Intel Corporation, Thornburg Investment Management, and Western Sky Community Care.

Amazing things happen when the community comes together!

GGAB Advisor Shannon Knudson and GGAB reading tutor, Zully Avila, speak with guests about GGAB's mission to increase access to literacy tools for the children of New Mexico.


GGAB YEAR IN REVIEW 2022

Syndicate Media Management One For One Complimentary Marketing Presented by Ironcore Electric

Global Give-A-Book is thrilled to have been selected to receive the One for One marketing package from Syndicate Media Management! Their dedication to the city of Albuquerque and the success of the organizations and businesses that reside here is unmatched! Thank you for the opportunity to grow the GGAB mission of promoting youth literacy through award-winning books and literacy programs available to the children of New Mexico.



Get to know GGAB and Syndicate Media Management in the video linked below!



CHEERS TO OUR NEWEST ONLINE CONTRIBUTORS

GGAB has seen a steady increase in monthly online contributors to the GGAB support base. These individuals dedicate their heart and their charitable donations to combating youth literacy.

We could not be more thankful for their kind and impactful consideration!

To see your donation in action, visit GreatNonProfits.org and read the firsthand accounts of children and parents participating with Global Give-A-Book!


-Global Give-A-Book Participant


THE GGAB PODCAST

Highlighting the importance of charitable giving, Joe Trimble shares his take on giving back to our community, be it a donation or our time. Joe Trimble is the Wells Fargo V.P. Central Region Small Business Leader in Albuquerque, NM. Joe gives his all to the community he serves, and we are thankful for his support!




HAVE YOU SEEN US?

Thank you, Ruben Garcia, Founder of Johnny Boards LLC. Indoor Advertising,

for supporting GGAB!


ONGOING COMMUNITY PROJECT SPOTLIGHT

The Community Pantry

Gallup, New Mexico

Since 2021, GGAB has come alongside The Community Pantry of Gallup to enhance the Food 4 Kids food program with literacy resources. 810 children attending 27 different schools utilize this program on a weekly basis. Providing nutritious food for the children ensures they don't go without food on days when school is not in session.


Native American Community Outreach


New books were distributed to K-3 grade children of the Hozho Academy in Gallup, NM. The children were thrilled to take home a new GGAB book.

Just look at those smiles! Our partnership with The Community Pantry of Gallup, New Mexico, made this outreach project possible!

COMMUNITY PROJECTS

“Thank you so much for your incredible partnership and helping The Food Depot to provide so many wonderful books to youth who attend some of our programs.”


Billie Secular | Program Coordinator | The Food Depot Santa Fe




RIO GRANDE FOOD PROJECT

GGAB would like to welcome Kayla Strickler to the Rio Grande Food Project as the Co-Executive Director. Our partnership with Rio Grande Food Project sees hundreds of GGAB products distributed to the children of New Mexico on a monthly basis.


Thank you, Rio Grande Food Project and welcome, Kayla!


CELEBRATING VOLUNTEERISM


WHAT MAKES OUR BOOKS DIFFERENT?

GGAB prides itself on giving high-quality, award-winning books, including Caldecott-awarded titles.

#GGABooks are first lovingly and individually packaged with a bookmark. The book is then given to the children we serve via our community project partners. The packaged book is a gift and should be presented as such. Every child deserves to feel the excitement of receiving a new #GGABook!



SHARE YOUR #TogetherGGAB STORY!

Have you been the recipient of a #GGAbook? Have you had the pleasure of participating in an event with GGAB? Please take a moment to share your own testimonial with our organization, donors, and our partners.

Your story matters!


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In these challenging times, children need our support more than ever.

Our vision is to put books in the hands of more children to inspire a lifelong love of reading and educational success.

It would be amazing if we can count on your help and support.


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