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Phones Ringing Off the Hook Mark an Agency’s Successful Finish to National Mentoring Month

Bringing an end to their National Mentoring Month activities, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexicocashed in on an amazing opportunity, with some support from local media KRQE News 13 (KASA Fox 2). Volunteers from the agency were welcomed to the studio in Albuquerque to hold a four hour long phone-a-thon to raise money and draw attention to the need for support for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Representatives from the agency, including CEO Angela Reed-Padilla and a current Big Brother, took the time to discuss the mission and goals for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico, emphasizing the need for more men to step up and volunteer to become Bigs. Reed-Padilla pointed out that their agency alone has nearly 200 boys waiting to be matched. In total. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico serves over 1,500 children.

“We’ve never done a phone-a-thon and we are very grateful to KASA Fox 2 for the opportunity,” says Reed-Padilla. “There was such an outpouring of money and potential volunteers. What a great way to wrap up National Mentoring Month.”

Over the course of the day, the volunteers and staff participating in the phone-a-thon raised $4,000 and recruited dozens of interested potential volunteers.

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