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February 2023 Newsletter


GGAB GOES TO THE CAPITAL!

January 23, 2023

Our team was on the ground in Santa Fe, NM, representing the literary future of the children of New Mexico. Sharing our mission with the numerous organizations and businesses that make this state great was beyond an honor!











1. GGAB Founder & Executive Sylvia Maser and Sherrick Roanhorse, Local Government & Relations Manager, PNM

2. GGAB Board Advisor, Shannon Knudson, spoke with guests that stopped to learn about GGAB and our mission!

3. GGAB Volunteer Coordinator- Lauren Martinez, GGAB Founder & Executive Director- Sylvia Maser, AWOD Chairman- Bill Gentry, and GGAB Board Advisor- Shannon Knudson at the 2023 Santa Fe Legislative Reception.


NEW BOARD MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Shannon Boynton

Secretary



Shannon, originally from Oklahoma, moved to New Mexico in 2011 to join Sandia National Laboratories and currently works for them as a Project Manager. We are elated to have her join the




GGAB PARTNER HIGHLIGHT

Thank you to our generous partners and online personal contributors for their donations to GGAB. It is because of YOUR continued support that new books are gifted to the children in our community.




GET TO KNOW GGAB

Promoting literacy by giving award-winning books to children, Sylvia Maser sits and discusses what Global Give-A-Book is all about.

Thank you, Syndicate Media, for the opportunity to showcase our love for youth literacy!


PARTNER APPRECIATION


Stride Inc., is a nationally recognized business for integrated employment of adults with Special Needs. Their team is an irreplaceable part of the GGAB mission. To date, the Stride Inc. team has packaged over 12,000 #GGABbooks!





THE GGAB PODCAST WITH JORDAN OLIVER


Our interview with Chris Aguirre, Netflix Animation Artist, is available now on Spotify! Jordan Oliver hosts our guest, and we invite you to listen along at the link below.







Because of your charitable contributions and online donations GGAB was able to reach our goal and purchase over 1K new #GGABooks!







LAVENDER LIBROS

Growing global leaders one lavender libro at a time!


Lavender Libros is a bilingual literacy program hosted by GGAB and published on YouTube. This program invites community leaders to read award-winning books aloud, encouraging children to listen and read along.

Calling all community leaders!

Lavender Libros needs you!



Thank you, Carl Brady, for encouraging our children to read!

(ALL the way from the Gulf of Mexico)










VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

Join the movement and get involved!

Are you a high school student looking to fulfill volunteering hours for graduation? Maybe you're an educator in need of volunteering opportunities for your students?

Look no further!

GGAB is looking for dedicated and motivated individuals to join our volunteer team. If you love to read, want to help promote youth literacy, and like working with others, this is your sign to join us today!

Photo- Two GGAB volunteers, Diandra and Emily, at the PBS Kids Fest in El Paso, TX, on January 21.


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!


RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES

The Ronald McDonald House provides more than 1.5 million overnight stays each year to children and their families experiencing life-altering diagnosis.

GGAB has teamed up to ensure that the nights spent by a child and their family are met with a #GGABook and a story to share.



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






RECENT EVENTS

PBS Kids Fest


Bassett Place Mall

El Paso, TX

January 21, 2023

Over 100 books were given to the children and their families on this fun-filled family day! Guests were treated to an array of local organizations and businesses that offered their resources to parents and guardians of El Paso children.



WHAT IS A #GGABOOK?

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!

Did you know that you can help GGAB by simply writing a short testimonial about your experience with our organization?

Your reviews with GreatNonProfits.org helped us establish top-rated status and in turn help volunteers and donors navigate the world of non-profits!


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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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