Big Brother Big Sisters Receives Grant from Whataburger

FOX New Mexico

BBBS-CNM just received a $7500 grant from Whataburger.

The money will be used to buy three interactive digital whiteboards for its offices statewide.

This is critical because it will allow the offices to interact and coordinate more efficiently, and cut down on costs connected with road trips needed to conduct ongoing operations. 

This technology will help one of New Mexico’s most critical nonprofits operate better so that it can help even more children in New Mexico.

The digital whiteboards boards will provide BBBS-CNM the ability to video conference more effectively and efficiently between its three offices throughout the state. The boards are expected to reduce cost and time of traveling between offices, as well as increase opportunities for our volunteers, parents and staff to receive additional training from subject matter experts all over the state.

“Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico provides mentoring services in nine counties,” said CEO, Angela Reed Padilla.”

The Whataburger grant will help us improve our services by providing us the ability to teleconference interviews for children, parents and volunteers in rural communities; provide interactive training for families, volunteers, and board members; as well as virtual coaching for staff members who work in our satellite offices.”

BBBS-CNM serves nearly 1,600 youth each year and has over 400 matches in rural areas that will benefit from this grant’s added support.

Whataburger has more than 10 locations in New Mexico. For over 60 years, it has been deeply committed to supporting its communities. Whataburger gives back through charitable donations, sports sponsorships, volunteering – and by just doing right. The organization is proud to support a variety of worthy causes handpicked by its employees including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico.

“Technology is crucial for fostering connectivity and providing a variety of services for student success,” said Henry Apodaca, Whataburger Director of Operations. “Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico does so much to positively impact students, and Whataburger is happy to help support over 1,500 students in rural communities through this donation. We’re excited to continue partnering with this worthy organization to help future generations reach their full potential.”

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