El Ranchito de los Niños – Keeping Brothers & Sisters Together

Private Art Collection Sale to
Benefit El Ranchito de los Ninos

Thursday, September 23, 2021 – 5:30-8:00 pm
Vessel Health, 10601 4th Street NW, Albuquerque NM 87114
Hors d’oeuvres & wine will be served

Experience this one-of-a-kind opportunity to own works of art by renowned New Mexico artists, including RC Gorman, JD Challenger, Frank Howell, John Nieto, Malcom Furlow, Charles Collins, Robert Redbird, and Farrell Cockrum while benefitting El Ranchito de los Ninos.

The Collection

Richard & Janine Holcomb have been collecting fine art since 2003, primarily Native American originals, serigraphs, lithographs and giclées as well as Native American pottery. As supporters of El Ranchito de los Ninos since 2004, Richard and Janine wanted to put their vast art collection “to work” by donating 100% of all net profits to El Ranchito.

The Beneficiary

Located in Los Lunas, New Mexico, El Ranchito de los Ninos is a non-profit children’s home dedicated to keeping siblings together long term or permanently. The children who live at El Ranchito have been separated from their families as a result of such issues as physical or sexual abuse, drug use, incarceration and abandonment. The home serves as an alternative to the foster care system, which often separates siblings, providing a loving, caring environment in which children grow, learn and excel physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.

The Venue

El Ranchito and the Holcombs are most grateful to Dr. White and Vessel Health for hosting this event. Vessel Health is focused on treating the entire cardiovascular system, the vessels of which carry the very life-force of our being to every part of our body – the “vessel” that each of us needs to live, love, and pursue happiness each day.

Art Sale Catalog

Presale Purchase Rates (through 9/22/21) – Save 10%
Event Rates (9/23/21) – Save 20%
Post Sale Purchase Rates – Full Price


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“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

Education is one of El Ranchito’s utmost values and we hold it as one of our top three priorities, along with teaching our children about God and instilling self-worth. By giving our children the best education possible, we give them a foundation upon which to build their future. An education is a priceless gift that no one can take away.  

It is our responsibility to find the academic strengths and weaknesses of each child and develop a plan for them. We focus on giving them individual attention and support to achieve their goals. With this support, we hope to motivate the child to higher academic performance.  Providing one on one attention, tutoring and private-school education to our kids ensures that they are performing at grade level or above, experiencing success in a learning environment and gaining knowledge and experiences that they can take with them wherever life takes them. 

Education is not all about putting your nose in a book and getting good grades. It is really a way to discover new things, spark a new passion and increase our knowledge. Education introduces you to different cultures, religions and thought processes that you may never be exposed to otherwise. It helps build creative thinking skills, decision making skills, problem solving skills and social skills. Education also provides a stepping stone to the real world, offering many different courses on proper financial techniques, life planning and personal development. 

We at El Ranchito feel that education is the foundation in strengthening children and providing them with the opportunities to build a better future. But, the best education for each of these children does not come cheap and it doesn’t end when the bell rings at the end of the day. Providing these children with all that they need to succeed goes beyond just a private education- they need tutoring, school supplies and other resources, so we continue to need and ask for your support. 

The Difference an Investment in Education Can Make 

Many wonder why we send our kids to private school. Private schools provide small class sizes and better student-to-teacher ratio – which provides them with a sense of belonging, something many of them have never known.  The schools we choose have some of the lowest teacher to student ratios in our area, on average 11:1. 

According to the National Center for Education Statistics: 

  • Graduation Rate: 92% private school vs. 89% public school  
  • Apply to college: 88% private school vs. 57% public school   
  • Attend a 4-year college 64 % private school vs. 40% public school 

But, we also know that it’s not just about what school they attend, but the support they receive at home. By allowing our children to live at El Ranchito past the age of 18 and helping them transition after high school, we overcome some of the worst statistics that plague the foster care system:  

  • One in four will be incarcerated within the first two years after leaving the system. 
  • Over 20% will become homeless at some time after age 18. 
  • Approximately 58% attained a high school degree at age 19, compared to 87% of non-foster youth. 
  • Of youth who aged out of foster care and are over the age of 25, less than 3% earned their college degrees, compared with 28% of the general population. 

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” – B.B. King


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El Ranchito de los Niños is a safe, loving home where children grow in a supportive, family farm setting. Education, personal responsibility and charity to and from others guide us as we strive to provide an alternative to foster care. Our goals are to give siblings a stable home in which they may grow to adulthood together…


Everyone has special talents and gifts. Come share yours with a child at El Ranchito de los Ninos. El Ranchito has many different ways that you can help. From mentoring a child, to sharing you cooking skills, to showing off your home improvement techniques; we want you to be a part of the lives of our children…


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