ABQ: THE KINDNESS CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
Thanks for helping us name our Purple Bear!
"In the Garden of Sharing" Mural
located at the Albuquerque Community Foundation Building
Sparkie the Bear
at Jennifer Riordan Spark Kindness Sports Complex
ABOUT THE JENNIFER RIORDAN FOUNDATION
Jennifer’s vibrancy, passion, and love of philanthropy infused our community and reached across our country. Her impact on all she touched can never be fully measured, but can be honored and continued.
The Jennifer Riordan Foundation continues her legacy to support the causes she cared about so deeply: Community Vitality, Financial Literacy, Childhood Education, and Women’s Empowerment.
2024 Woman of Influence Community Impact Award
“Tracy’s work and passion to empower families in our community is a true gift to Albuquerque,” said Michael Riordan. “We are thrilled that she can be recognized as the 2024 Jennifer Riordan Community Impact Award winner.”
Meals on Wheels Partnership
The Jennifer Riordan Foundation is proud to be partnering with Meals on Wheels New Mexico to deliver healthy meals to those in need in our community! Their organization delivers 141,000 meals a year to people of all ages. Learn more about their programs and volunteer opportunities below.
Sunnie (left) and Sparkie (right)
“Sparkie” and “Sunnie”
– the Spark Kindness Bears
Vermont Teddy Bear Company believes that love is in the bear and that every teddy bear is made to give hugs, boost your courage and dry your tears when you need it most. That is why we are so grateful to partner with them to create “Sparkie” the Kindness Bear. It’s official! Our Purple Bear was named, “Sunnie” by our social media poll! It’s our hope that every bear will support those needing extra love and encourage everyone to be kind to others. Visit our Shop page for more information.