March 2023 Newsletter
Building a world of strong individuals, families, and businesses starts with our children and their success as readers!
GGAB IN THE HOUSE
GGAB Ambassador Mercedes and Founder/CEO Sylvia Maser made a visit to the Capital of New Mexico. They had the pleasure of sharing our mission to address youth literacy.
GGAB Ambassador Mercedes was front row to the political process as she represented GGAB's bid to emphasize youth literacy in New Mexico!
Cynthia Borrego, an advocate for youth literacy, encouraged fellow House Representatives to consider GGAB's request for state contribution.
Honorable Idalia Lechuga-Tena and Joe Trimble, with Wells Fargo, are fierce advocates of youth literacy. They stand behind GGAB and offer endless support.
Speaker of the House, Javier Martinez, introduced GGAB. Additionally, 72 House Representatives received a #GGABook with a letter requesting state Junior Money.
NEW BOARD MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Jane Bradley is the newest addition to the GGAB Board of Advisors. Jane will work alongside our team to expand the reach of GGAB and utilize her extensive experience in bringing people together for the greater good.
TEAM MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
GGAB's all-women team is growing! Please help us in welcoming the two newest additions to our organization.
Zully Avila, a UNM Mechanical Engineering student, and Camila Espinosa, a UNM Criminal Justice student.
Welcome aboard, ladies!
GET TO KNOW GGAB
Syndicate Media Management interviewed Founder/CEO Sylvia Maser and offered GGAB a phenomenal opportunity to showcase our mission and our partners at Stride Inc. Thank you, Syndicate Media, for the chance to bring awareness to the importance of youth literacy!
At GGAB, we believe that literacy provides the children in our communities with the tools they need to succeed in the classroom and the workplace. It takes a team, and we are privileged to have Stride Inc. on ours! To date, the Stride Inc. team has packaged over 12,000 #GGABbooks for distribution to children.
CHEERS TO OUR NEWEST ONLINE CONTRIBUTORS
February saw an 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!
"I love that they gave my son a new book. We don't always have money to buy a book, and most bookstores are not nearby or accessible when my car doesn't work. I keep up with their newsletters and am eager to see them
grow so quickly. I hope they continue getting funding because they have high goals set and our community desperately needs people
like them to make a difference." -Mom2Mom
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 GGAB?
Thank you, Ruben Garcia, Founder of Johnny Boards LLC. Indoor Advertising,
for supporting GGAB!
LET'S READ TOGETHER
Growing global leaders one, book at a time!
The Lavender Libros literacy program invites community leaders to read award-winning #GGABook titles. Kids can follow along from anywhere via our YouTube channel. Share a story and a smile today by becoming a Lavender Libros reader!
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!
“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
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!
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.