HB Construction is proud to announce first quarter partnerships with the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation and Saranam, two nonprofits striving to improve the lives of families. As part of HB’s Thriving Family Grant Program, both nonprofits will be awarded $10,000 from HB’s endowment fund. HB staff will also donate their time to support each organization in 2020.
In all, HB received over 30 grant applications from nonprofits across New Mexico and Texas. After an extensive selection process, a committee of HB employees selected the two nonprofits based on their alignment with HB’s mission and their planned use of the funds. Learn more about our Q1 2020 Thriving Family grant winners below:
Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation
Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation is a philanthropic organization providing individualized services that bridge the gap for families and children with special needs. Carrie Tingley helps these children reach their full potential by giving them the same opportunities as other children.
The UNM Carrie Tingley Hospital is the state’s only pediatric rehabilitative hospital and today serves thousands of children each year.
HB’s partnership with CTHF will help bring fully accessible sports and recreation opportunities to children with physical disabilities through CTHF’s adaptive sports camps. These camps serve 220 children annually and are the only camps in the state fully inclusive for children with physical disabilities. At camp, children with physical disabilities participate in a wide range of adaptive sports, including wheelchair basketball, seated volleyball, adaptive cycling, and more. Campers also tap into their creativity with arts and crafts and build skills in STEM fields with science and robotics.
CTHF’s camps offer a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment for campers to reshape how they see themselves and build self-confidence, independence, and social skills.
CTHF’s camps change the trajectory for these children by empowering them with physical activity, emotional stimulation, and opportunities for creative expression. CTHF’s camps also serve a critical role for the families and siblings of these children. CTHF’s camps provide relief, support, and community to these low-income, under-insured families struggling with the demands of caring for a child with physical disabilities.
Learn more at http://www.carrietingleyhospitalfoundation.org/.
Saranam is an Albuquerque-based nonprofit with a mission to empower homeless families to end their homelessness and poverty through housing, education, and supportive communities.
Saranam operates a 2-year housing, education, and community-building program for homeless families. The program includes a range of long-term services to assist families in transitioning beyond homelessness. The program is open to homeless families with at least one adult and one child with a legal connection who are motivated to change their lives.
The program began under an endowment by Frances Thaxton Ash. The initial program developers chose the name saranam, which means refuge in a Sanskrit dialect, from the song, Saranam, Saranam, Saranam. It has been 15 years since Saranam accepted the first class of four families into its program. Since then, the organization has served 122 homeless families, including 142 adults and 244 children. Remarkably, 80% of Saranam families successfully exit the program into permanent, safe, stable living situations.
Learn more at https://saranamabq.org/home.