November 2022 Newsletter
2022 HISPANIC HERITAGE AWARDS
GGAB was voted as and awarded the Hispanic Heritage Award for Nonprofit of the Year 2022!
To those that took the time to vote and share our mission, THANK YOU. It is a privilege to build youth literacy in New Mexico and beyond.
The children are at the core of our mission and this award allows us the ability to further highlight the importance of youth literacy.
The award, accepted by GGAB's Volunteer Coordinator Lauren Martinez, was presented during The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce's Hispanic Heritage Awards sponsored by State Employees Credit Union of New Mexico.
A special thank you to Ernie C'deBaca and Joseph Trimble for their service to the community and their continued support!
GGAB's Founder and Executive Director, Sylvia Maser, has been featured in in The Giving Stories- a collaborative project between Nonprofit Accelerators and The Nonprofit Creators. This book shares the stories behind heart-led nonprofit leaders and their passion and mission. We are so proud of Sylvia. Her dedication to GGAB children is unmatched! Order your copy today!
Fall Fest Turkey
GGAB Book Giveaway
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and ChurchAlive! is making sure your table is stocked and your family leaves stuffed! Join us November 19th for the Fall Fest Turkey Giveaway and grab a #GGABook while you're there!
Here comes Santa!
Bassett Place Mall El Paso, TX
Join us for photos with Santa, books for the children, and an all around jolly time. This is a cost-free event for the whole family!
Want to promote your business while also inspiring youth literacy? Contact us today about becoming a sponsor.
Get involved become a sponsor or volunteer today!
Rio Grande Community Farm Maize Maze
We had a fall-tastic time at the maze and were thrilled to see books go home with the children in attendance. Didn't make it to the maze? Join us November 19th for the Fall Fest Turkey Giveaway at ChurchAlive! More details above!
Bassett Place Mall Fall Festival
It was an honor to be joined by El Paso native, Chris Aguirre. Chris is a Netflix animation artist and former Art Director for DreamWorks Studios. He has developed various television productions and is famous for the creation of Puss in Boots from Shrek.
We are so proud of Chris and his latest endeavor with Netflix. Check out #SpiritRangers on #Netflix with your family today! Chris' heart is rooted in inspiring children to follow their dreams and embrace their talents. His heart for youth literacy is acknowledged and appreciated by many. Thank you, Chris!
Event Sponsor Highlight
A huge THANK YOU to Maser Security for their sponsorship of the Fall Fest in El Paso. Their contribution allowed for GGAB to give 150+ books to the children in attendance. WOW!
Thank you for investing in the youth literacy of El Paso, Maser Security! We appreciate you!
GGAB PARTNER HIGHLIGHT
HISPANO AMBASSADORS DAY
Board President, The Honorable Beatrice Brickhouse District Court Judge,
presented a token of appreciation to the Hispano Chamber Ambassadors for their amazing support and help supporting the #GGABook mission.
Growing global leaders one lavender libro at a time!
Lavender Libros is a 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!
Volunteer to read to our children.
Thank you, Carl Brady, for encouraging our children to read!
(ALL the way from the Gulf of Mexico)
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!
THE GGAB PODCAST WITH JORDAN OLIVER
Our interview with Shannon Barnhill, Director of the Albuquerque Public School Foundation, is available now on Spotify! Jordan Oliver hosts our guest and we invite you to listen along at the link below.
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF THE SOUTHWEST
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Ronald McDonald House Charities is an organization that assists families in coping with the uncertainty, confusion, and fear of having a sick child. Our hope is that by providing these families with #GGABooks they can escape for a moment and enjoy a story together. If this outreach touches close to home please consider making a contribution to GGAB. We admire the mission of the RMHC and are excited to continue this outreach.
“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
CALDECOTT AWARDED FEATURED TITLES
GGAB prides itself on giving high-quality, award-winning books including Caldecott awarded titles.
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
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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.