Kudos for Bound for Success, Inc.
New Mexico Women's Foundation
551 Cordova Road #411, Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 954-4662
The 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."
Albuquerque Community Foundation, Laura Hueter Bass, Executive Director
3301 Menaul Blvd. NE Suite 2, PO Box 36960, Albuquerque, NM 87176 (505)-883-6240
"First you must recognize that there is a problem. Then you must believe there is a solution."
"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 to work."
Emma Gonzales, State Agency of Aging GOLD senior Mentoring Program
840 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM 87004 (505) 867-3357
"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!"
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
"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 wear.
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."
Terrell Mueller, Attorney Community and Indian Legal Services of Northern New Mexico
Santa Ana Pueblo, PO Box 817, Bernalillo, NM 87004 (505) 867-3391i
"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."
"This is an extraordinary idea! Your service brought a sense of hope to my clients. Job well done!"
ALBUQUERQUE, the MAGAZINE, December 2017, Galen Billings
"Our 13th Annual Awards Edition of 2017 Best of the City, recognized 25 people who have given back to the community. Partnering with local nonprofits, they've volunteered....to lend a helping hand."
What does nearly two centuries of giving back look like? How many people could you help? We talked to individuals from 25 nonprofits - homegrown organizations and local branches of national groups. As volunteers or long standing staffers, these exceptional people have collectively tallied more than 175 yeas of involvement giving of themselves and doing good work at every level of our community.
Peggy Koontz in her day to day work at Nearly New Repeat Boutique runs the front, sorts through donations and coordinates with other nonprofits. She also helps three to four referrals every day, helping them select nice clothes, accessories and a smile. She is , according to Bound For Success's Executive Director, "The anchor that keeps the whole place together."
Nearly New, as a storefront for Bound For Success, Inc, provides donated high quality clothes to women in transition and to victims of domestic abuse. Koontz is always there to make sure that everyone who comes through the door feels special. "Everyone has a story and they all touch your heart." In her almost two decades of working for the nonprofit, Koontz' favorite thing continues to be the people she sees. " It is really rewarding to be able to help and we've helped thousands. And let's be honest, it's fun to be able to give away free clothing to those in need. I'm lucky to be here. "
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 community.
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 of Commerce.
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 of Commerce.
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 of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet 2000
PO Box 1776, Bernalillo, NM 87004 (505) 867-1185