Big Brothers Big Sisters
Kesselman-Jones supports BBBS in a number of ways. Our staff raised $1,200 at a bowling fundraiser and two staff members were recently selected to participate in mentor 2.0 a new, technology-based mentoring program that provides prepares high school students with the skills needed be successful in college and/or the job market when they graduate.
Day of the Tread
Three times now, the Kesselman-Jones team was up early, staffing a refresh station at this family-oriented, Halloween-themed charitable bike ride, run and walk event which benefits Casa Esperanza. Since 1992, Casa Esperanza has provided an affordable home away from home and support for New Mexico’s cancer victims undergoing treatment and their families.
PB&J Family Services
PB&J’s Happy to Help Hour Kesselman-Jones creatively produced a pro-bono superhero themed fundraising event for PB&J Family Services. Their supporters gathered to celebrate the ways in which everyone in the community can be superheroes to the children and families served by PB&J. The Happy to Help Hour event raised nearly $18,000 – enough to provide support services for a year to five families. Why We Love PB&J PB&J pioneered the use of interactive parenting and bonding programs as an effective way to prevent child abuse and neglect, and as a way to ...
Roadrunner Food Bank
Laura Kesselman serves on the Albuquerque Convention Center board of directors. With other directors and ACC staff she volunteered at the Roadrunner Food Bank, supporting their Food for Kids program. Roadrunner distributes backpacks filled with food to 3,000 elementary school aged children in 38 low-income schools. Kesselman-Jones staff also volunteered during mobile food distribution in the South Valley, unloading trucks, organizing and distributing food to Roadrunner's clients. Why We Love Road Runner Food Bank Roadrunner, through its hundreds of partner agencies and four regional food banks provide food directly to nearly 40,000 hungry people in New Mexico each week.
Albuquerque Rescue Mission
Instead of exchanging holiday gifts, the Kesselman-Jones staff elected to make a gift of their time and energy to this community nonprofit organization. We spent a morning there, unloading trucks of food donations, stocking shelves and doing an inventory of supplies. Why We Love Albuquerque Rescue Mission Since 1954, the Albuquerque rescue mission has served meals to the needy and provided shelter to men women and children.
San Jose Elementary
During the 2011 Head to Toe Conference on school health, Kesselman-Jones organized a fun walk, and attendees made donations. We were able to donate $500 to the San Jose Elementary School walking club. Why We Love San Jose Elementary School The school administration supports a number of innovative programs to improve the health of their students, which impacts academic success. This has had a positive effect on over 300 students and increased parent involvement at the school.
APS Homeless Education
Kesselman-Jones team members donated new shoes and other items to the APS clothing bank and the Albuquerque Public Schools Title I Homeless program. The shoes had been used in centerpieces at the 2010 Head to Toe Conference for school nurses, counselors and social workers working to improve student health and academic success. Why We Love the Title I Homelessness Project It offers many services to homeless children and their families, including enrollment assistance, school supplies, school uniforms, after-school tutoring programs, referrals to outside agencies, and a preschool.
Cops for Kids
This annual Police Athletic League holiday event treats under-privileged children with breakfast, a shopping spree, bowling, lunch, a “lights and siren” caravan and a surprise visit from Santa on a special day. Kesselman-Jones team members helped supplement the police officers and deputies, and each was paired up with a child. Why We Love Cops for Kids Seeing the smiles on the kid’s faces is totally amazing!
Make a Difference Day
Our team worked with Susan’s Legacy, a non-profit that provides services to women with co-occurring mental and addictive disorders. We organized their storage unit, hung shelves and pictures, sorted clothing, and cleaned and organized furniture and household goods. Why We Love Susan’s Legacy Women diagnosed with both mental health and substance abuse disorders endure a constant battle to maintain their lives, sobriety, and housing. Susan’s Legacy provides services specifically for these women. Why We Love Make a Difference Day On one Saturday each October, millions of people nationwide step up to help nonprofit ...
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Light the Night Kesselman Jones raised money for this Leukemia & Lymphoma Society event. We held garage sales, sold sno-cones and asked for support from our clients and vendors. Together, we raised more than $1,800. Why We Love The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to curing blood cancers like leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improving quality of life for patients and their families.