What’s in an Award?
What IS in an award? A lot of positive response from our community which we love and a lot of financial support for the agencies we support. By supporting our venues, be it the Blue Portal in Old Town or the Thrift/Furniture Shop on Lomas and Truman you plant seeds of hope in a multitude of populations. Blue Portal supports the handcrafted senior artisans of Albuquerque. They receive 100% of the price charged for their work. Last year we returned over $150,000 to these artisans. Proceeds from the Thrift and Furniture Shops support our children’s program called Operation School Bell- uniforms, shoes, socks, snacks, books and hygiene for thousands every year. In addition we knit for the cancer patients at UNM, have bears for first responders to give for comfort, work with Saranam and CYFD. This year we are on track to return almost a half a million dollars in help to these most deserving entities. Long may this sustainable shopping continue to benefit so many residents.