Keep Kids Connected

Keep Kids Connected

About This Campaign




Watch the inaugural North American Keep Kids Connected event on August 7th 12pm-1pm MST!


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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central NM has been very active during this time of social distancing. In fact, our staff and mentors spent over 12,000 hours supporting mentees during the stay at home order and have matched 70 boys and girls in our agency. We also connect our mentees and their families to resources like food, assistance with shelter, and funding to keep afloat during this time. Our Match Support Specialists are personally connecting with our 1,600 mentees and their families to make sure they are taken care of.

Requests to our team for essential services -- food, healthcare, rent assistance, behavioral health -- increased by more than 6,000%.

And our area’s most marginalized youth are even more vulnerable now that they’ve lost one of their main support systems: schools. Cut off from classes, teachers, and peers, New Mexico’s kids are experiencing elevated levels of trauma as their families lose their livelihoods and connective networks.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central NM is uniquely positioned to provide out-of-school, virtual support, and our mentors continue to serve as a vital source of consistency and connection.

COVID-19 is affecting all of us and is greatly affecting the families Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central NM serves. There's still a lot of work to do. We are experiencing a budget shortfall of $484,000 this year.

We are asking individuals, businesses, and community organizations to make a financial commitment to invest in keeping NM’s youth connected to their mentors. 100% of the funds raised will go to our agency.

We are launching our North American Keep Kids Connected campaign on July 1 which was created right here in NM through our agency, and has spread throughout America and Canada.

On August 7th from 2:00pm-3:00pm EST we will have a virtual event that will be aired nationally which will contain testimonials, interviews, and media that highlights the essential work that BBBS does with the goal of securing new donors while continuing to foster support from existing benefactors. This event will stream nationally on social media platforms including Facebook and YouTube, with a program to include A-list celebrities and influencers who will share their stories and support for BBBS. This would also be a good time for people to learn more about our impact and become a mentor.

We have a market of approximately 212,000 (and growing), that will be viewing the Keeping Kids Connected virtual on a national scale and have over 90 agencies participating from across the nation (and Canada) from New York City to Orange County, California.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico

Campaign to Support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico

Every child is born with potential. For many youth, however, circumstances outside their control threatens that potential. Big Brothers Big Sisters defends the potential of every child we serve. Volunteer Big Brothers and Big Sisters, staff, board, donors, partners and our many other stakeholders are united in their commitment to empower, ignite, inspire and defend the potential of our community's young people.

  1. Lori Carabajal
    Lori Carabajal gave a $100 donation
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  2. Colby Karzen
    Colby Karzen gave a $10 donation
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  3. Lucas Miller
    Lucas Miller gave a $100 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Andrew Miller
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  4. Evan LeBlanc
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  7. Sandra  Sanchez
    Sandra Sanchez gave a $25 donation
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  8. An anonymous donation of $52.44 has been made
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  9. Mike May
    Mike May gave a $313.14 donation
    Thanks to the BBBS Team for all their efforts on behalf of our youth!
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  10. Bruce Welton
    Bruce Welton gave a $200 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Elena Bazanos
    I proudly donate today in honor of your dedication to this program, Elena, and also in honor of the BBBS mentoring relationship you have nurtured and valued over the years. When you hear about how a person changes and flowers out of being consciously loved by another through BBBS, I realize a little of the impact you have had to have had on your Little Sister.
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  11. An anonymous donation of $52.44 has been made
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  12. An anonymous donation of $52.44 has been made
    We love big brothers and big sisters keep up the great work
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  13. Steven Gomez
    Steven Gomez gave a $104.58 donation
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  14. Donna Fernandez
    Donna Fernandez gave a $125.44 donation
    Keep up the great work and making this world a better place.
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  15. Natalie Gaik
    Natalie Gaik gave a $25 donation
    So happy to support this amazing organization!
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  16. Penney  McGough
    Penney McGough gave a $313.14 donation
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  17. Roger Chavez
    Roger Chavez gave a $52.44 donation
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  18. Anne Passino
    Anne Passino gave a $104.58 donation
    Thanks Maureen for hosting the watch party and spreading the word!
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  19. Jeannie Dickson
    Jeannie Dickson gave a $120 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Steven Gomez
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  20. James Ross
    James Ross gave a $52.98 donation
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  21. Railie
    Railie gave a $1,564.50 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Greg Padilla
    The Advancement team rocks. On behalf of me and my mentees, Jaqueline and Cristal, thanks for making this event a success!
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  23. The Robert Sotela Foundation
    The Robert Sotela Foundation gave a $125.44 donation
    keep up the great work!
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  24. Bill Wolf
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