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INSPIRING POTENTIAL
Rayne & Pat
Spending time in the great outdoors is important to one’s mental health year-round, but especially during stressful times. During the pandemic, Big brother Pat has been sharing his love for the outdoors with his Little brother Rayne.

“Being outdoors has brought so much to my life,” said Pat. “It’s where I feel most at home. It’s such a nice reprieve.”

Together, they have been finding several outdoor and sports activities to do together.

“We’ve gone to the climbing gym on a number of occasions,” Pat said. We jump on the trampoline; we go skiing and snowboarding. He snowboards, I ski.”

During his time as a Big, Pat said he’s gained a lot of perspective about his community and the circumstances many children are facing.

“I’ve realized that I was afforded so many opportunities growing up that a lot of kids don’t get,” said Pat.

While New Mexico is home to 20 National Parks and Monuments and 35 State Parks, many children in the state have not had access to visit and create their own relationships with the outdoors. Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region is working to combat this with our Outdoor Mentoring Program.

“It’s really rewarding to spend time with Rayne,” Pat said. “His imagination is immense.”
Upcoming events
 
The Biggest Little Show on April 30th
We are having our second annual Biggest Little Show hybrid gala this April! Join us online to see more of the amazing matches that you have made possible. We will also be having an in-person viewing party with more details to come!
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Golf 'fore' Kids' Sake
May 22
Gallup
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Golf 'FORE' Kids' Sake
June 4
Las Cruces
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High Low Ride
June 26
Taos and San Miguel/Mora
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June 25   Paul Davis Golf Tournament Santa FE  
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July 17   Drive for Matches los alamos/rio arriba  
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Agency update
 
 
NOTE FROM THE CEO
Dear Friend,
 

One year ago, we shut down the office, installed Zoom on our laptops, and began working from home. While the impact of COVID-19 was devastating and immediate, we assumed it to be a temporary setback and that we’d soon gain control of the virus and return to business as usual. We put our faith in supporters like you and hoped that you would help us weather the storm.

 

While we are still waiting for that speedy return to normalcy (whatever that means), we were absolutely right about how you came together to care for, protect, and uplift our community. Each of you stepped up to “keep kids connected", recognizing that mentoring matters, now more than ever. You showed up at our virtual events, volunteered as mentors, and you gave - selflessly, generously, and intentionally.

 

Since March of last year, you have allowed us to reimagine our services to support children and families safely and virtually during a time of unprecedented need and social isolation. Your support allowed us to pair 102 children with a new mentor, host over 90 virtual outings and activities, and most importantly serve 900 youth and their family members. We were able to provide information and community resources to help families combat food and housing insecurity, apply for government assistance, supplement distance learning, participate in virtual and socially distant mentoring activities, and stay safe and healthy (both mentally and physically).

 

Thank you for being our continued source of strength, resiliency, and hope during our greatest hour of need! Here’s to 2021 and our biggest possible future … together!

David Sherman
CEO Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region
 
 
NEW MATCHES YOU MADE HAPPEN
 
 
Donor Spotlight
 
 
While many small businesses have suffered during the pandemic, New Mexico Piñon Coffee found a creative and meaningful way to give back to Big Brothers Big Sisters organizations in New Mexico.

“We love the message of hope and togetherness that Big Brothers Big Sisters provides, and those values of investing in the future of our community reflect our own Core Values as a company,” said Director of Marketing, Drake Miller.

Alongside one of our longest-standing matches, Sean Wells and Victoria Rabinowe, New Mexico Piñon Coffee collaborated to create a limited-edition label for one of their most popular flavors of coffee beans – Mexican Spiced Chocolate. The festive label featured iconic characters of New Mexico lore representing a metaphor for the loving and playful mentorship of the Big and Little.

“We loved being able to partner with local organizations to help make a difference and raise awareness of important issues and giving back to a group that is actively working to create a better tomorrow for the next generation was an amazing privilege for us,” Miller said.

Thanks to you and so many other people across the country, New Mexico Piñon Coffee sold out of the limited-edition label – that’s over 1,800 bags of coffee! New Mexico Piñon Coffee generously donated all proceeds from the sale of these bags to Big Brothers Big Sisters non-profits in New Mexico.

New Mexico Piñon Coffee is family-owned and locally operated. They have been roasting coffee in Albuquerque since 1994, and have continued to grow, becoming a staple in New Mexican culture. For more information, visit their website.

Thank you, New Mexico Piñon Coffee for your support in helping children realize their potential and build their futures!
 
 
MORE NEWS
 
 
Our new website is live!
 
After many late nights over many months, we are excited to finally introduce you to our new website. This would not have been possible without the incredible donation of time and talent from Fred and Molly Seibel. We are forever thankful to them and hope you enjoy our new site.
 
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