for Bound for Success, Inc.
NEW MEXICO WOMEN'S FOUNDATION
acknowledges the important work being done by BOUND FOR SUCCESS, INC.
The NMWF is honored to have had the opportunity to award a grant to
BOUND FOR SUCCESS in Fall 2002 so that it may continue to operate NEARLY
NEW - A REPEAT BOUTIQUE that provides women and families in transition
with one of our most basic human needs -CLOTHING.
" First you must recognize that there
is a problem. Then you must believe there is a solution."
New Mexico Women's Foundation
551 Cordova Road, #411, Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 954-4662
On behalf of the Albuquerque Community Foundation,
I am pleased to inform you that BOUND FOR SUCCESS, INC.'s proposal to
the ACF Competitive Grant Program has been approved for funding.
Grants in the field of health and human services provide support for
direct services to people in need and for the promotion of health and
well-being. BFS received funding for support of Nearly New boutique
providing clothing for women and families in transition from welfare/home/school
Albuquerque Community Foundation, Laura Hueter
Bass, Executive Director
3301 Menaul Blvd. NE Suite 2, PO Box 36960, Albuquerque, NM
The services provided by BOUND FOR SUCCESS, INC, operating NEARLY NEW
- A REPEAT BOUTIQUE, are excellent. This type of business has
been sorely needed in this community and is truly welcome. As
a mentor for clients in the GOLD Senior Mentor Group in Sandoval County,
I am proud to applaud Nearly New and its staff for the help and caring
attitudes when they meet my clients to help them choose clothing for
their workplaces. I am happy to report that all of my clients
have found jobs and several of them wore "NEARLY NEW" outfits
to their interviews and were hired on the spot! They were all
very excited and appreciative to Nearly New for their generosity.
They expressed, to me, that the employees (of Nearly New) made them
feel respected and they in turn felt good about themselves, giving them
more determination to do well in their interviews and strive to do their
best if they were hired!
Emma Gonzales, State Agency on Aging GOLD Senior
840 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-3357
I wanted to write this letter to let you know how very appreciative
I am for the avenue of success you have opened for my clients.
As you know, TANF recipients do not have the extra money they need for
almost anything. However, when they want to interview for a job
that could change their future, they do need the proper clothing to
Over a dozen of my students who have obtained employment, have taken
advantage of your wonderful agency. Your staff has helped them
to select what looks good on them, enhancing their appearance at interviews.
The clients have stated how very good they feel about their self esteem
because they look good. Your agency has made it possible for them
to grasp success when applying for employment.
May I take this time to thank you for the positive influence you have
given to these people's lives. I hope your agency is available
for as long as there are those on welfare who need help to improve their
chances for success.
Dee Bovenzi, Instructor, Career Advisor NM WORKS,
- Region II
Sandoval WORKS Career Center, 333 Rio Rancho Blvd., Ste. LL 100,
AMREP Building, Rio Rancho, NM 87124 (505) 896-1765
This is an extraordinary idea! Your service brought a sense of
hope to my clients. Job well done!
Terrell Mueller, Attorney
Community and Indian Legal Services of Northern New Mexico
Santa Ana Pueblo, PO Box 817, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505)
Congratulations on being honored by the YWCA with the "Woman on
the Move" award....I am proud of your demonstrated leadership,
involvement in the community and your many outstanding achievements.
The important role you play in the lives of girls and young women will
serve as an inspiration for others. I praise the positive influence,
hard work and dedication provided by you to the future leaders of the
Once again, I thank you for the encouragement you have accorded to others
and commend you for your many accomplishments. I wish you the
best of luck in your future endeavors and if you ever need my assistance,
in any way, please do not hesitate to contact my office.
Jeff Bingaman, United States Senator
703 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-5521
2002 YWCA WOMEN ON THE MOVE AWARD WINNERS...Fawn Dolan. Since
she was 16, Fawn Dolan has worked to improve the lives of low-income
minority families. She has taught parent education classes, coordinated
National Random Acts of Kindness Week and has written for the Albuquerque
Tribune. She opened a used clothing store for the needy
in Sandoval County. Dolan has served on the boards of several
nonprofits. She is the former president of the Bernalillo Chamber
Sitra Harvey-Cook, CEO, YWCA
Women On the Move Awards Banquet 2002
210 Truman NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 (505) 254-9922
WOMEN SUSTAINING the AMERICAN SPIRIT
Congresswoman Heather Wilson hosted a reception to honor New Mexico
Women Sustaining the American Spirit. Every year hundreds of women
make incredible sacrifices for our community and most do it in anonymity.
This program is a great way for members of the community to say thank
you to the many volunteers and unsung heroes that make our community
so strong. One of this year nominees is Fawn Dolan .
Fawn has worked with low income minority families since she as 16.
She has served as a day camp counselor in Martineztown, a social worker,
a middle school teacher, a Parent Involvement Coordinator, and currently,
she provides clothing for women and families in transition. She
also conducted Bound for Success Summer Camps and has been involved
in child abuse prevention campaigns and teen pregnancy prevention campaigns,
In addition, she is the President of the Bernalillo Chamber
Congresswoman Heather Wilson, Press Release March 29, 2002
It was a pleasure meeting with you at Nearly New. Thank you for
the services and resources that you are bringing to the Town of Bernalillo....Thank
you for taking the time to educate me about the issues affecting small
business owners and low income citizens...Please keep up the good work
you are doing with the needy in the community. I wish you continued
success in the growth and operations of your business. If I can
ever be of service to you or your business, please contact me.
Heather Wilson, United States House of Representatives
318 Cannon Building Washington, DC 20515 (202) 225 - 6316
Three community focus awards were given to people who have made the
greatest contribution to the community: Fawn Dolan, owner of several
businesses and executive director of Nearly New- A Repeat Boutique,
operated by BOUND FOR SUCCESS, INC., a non profit organization, was
given the award for all of her contributions to the town, including
working with social service agencies to provide clothing for women who
need appropriate outfits to wear for interviewing and job placement.
She has helped many women in their efforts to get off welfare and into
the work force.
Sophia DiClemente, President, Bernalillo Chamber
Annual Awards Banquet 2000
PO Box 1776, Bernalillo, NM 87004 (505) 867-1185
836 CAMINO DEL PUEBLO
BERNALILLO, NM 87004
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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