For as long as I can remember I have wanted to work with and help children. Initially, I worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist in Albuquerque Public Schools for kindergarten through 5th grade. After having children I became very involved in PTA and eventually was the President for the New State PTA. I had many opportunities to observe children in many environments and was fascinated by their attentiveness to what each other was wearing. It became obvious that how the students dressed was equated in many cases to how they were treated by other children. Thus my interest in students having appropriate clothing for attending school. I absolutely love being a part of Locker# 505.
When I was first introduced to Locker #505, I knew it was an extremely unique organization that fulfilled a need in our community that is often overlooked. I agree wholeheartedly with the mission of Locker 505, that when children feel comfortable and confident in their appearance, they are able focus on learning. I am proud to be a part of such a special place, and I am excited to see where the future takes us.
She has been a board member for three-plus years. Laura Lynne has worked in media for her entire career and has also served on non-profit boards for several decades. Laura Lynne grew up in Albuquerque as an Air Force brat and returned to Albuquerque 5 years ago. She believes the Locker 505 mission is so important now more than ever. Our community is still recovering from economic hardships. Children deserve to feel proud about their appearance and Locker 505 helps to make that a reality.
I am excited to be a part of the Locker 505 team! It is refreshing to work with a group of people that are so passionate about the mission of making sure kids have clothes they feel good in to go to school. It is exciting to help kids feeling good about themselves and have the confidence to go to school in something they feel good in!
I have been on the Locker 505 Board since day one. I believe in its mission to clothe all children in Bernalillo County. I know that students who come to school wearing clothing that fits and makes them feel comfortable makes for a student ready to learn. Locker 505 makes a positive difference everyday for so many children. I am proud to be a part of Locker 505 Student Clothing Bank.
After working with Kim and Locker 505 for a Christmas fundraiser and learning about their mission I wanted to be a part of it. It's a great way to give back to the kids in our community.
I like working at locker 505 student clothing bank because it's to help the kids who sometimes have so little to look forward to. So that the clothes make them feel more confident and happy. Especially when they need to
Being an employee at Locker #505 has made me a better person in a lot of ways. Helping kids find clothes that make them feel better and makes them happy, makes me happy. I never knew how big the need for clothing for kids was in Albuquerque until I began working here. I love that we are able to make a small difference in these children’s lives and that makes all of the hard work worth it!
I love working for Locker 505 because of the kids. Being able to help the kids and put smiles on their faces brings such joy and happiness to my heart. We have the opportunity to help these kids feel confident and happy when they go to school and not have to worry about what they are going to where, how they are going to look, if it's going to fit. It's the most rewarding job I have ever had. Working with the kids is the best part of my job!
’Tis the season of gratitude and giving. Please make a difference in a child’s life with a generous donation. All donations will be matched up to $10,000 until December 28th!”