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.
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.
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.
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.
Presale Purchase Rates (through 9/22/21) – Save 10%
Event Rates (9/23/21) – Save 20%
Post Sale Purchase Rates – Full Price
We Will Email The Brochure & Presale Information to You By Thursday, September 9th.
We strive to create as “normal” of a home as possible at El Ranchito. This includes our children playing sports, being a part of a variety of extracurricular activities, creating family traditions, having birthday parties with all their friends and lots of sleepovers.
One weekend, some of the older boys had a friend, Jake, spend the night. When Jake’s mom picked him up, they were driving home and Jake was very quiet, appearing almost sad. Jake’s mom asked, “What’s wrong? Didn’t you have a good time?” Jake quickly responded, “I had a great time. But mom, it’s just so sad that they don’t have a mom or a dad”. His mom’s heart broke as they both sat in silence for a moment. Jake seemed to be deep in thought and then said, “But they do have each other and they love each other so much. Mom, you can see Jesus in those kids.” Tears welled up in his mom’s eyes, sad that the kids aren’t with their parents, proud of her son’s wisdom and happy that our kids have each other.
It breaks our heart to see kids in pain, the kids that don’t have their mom or dad and the kids that struggle every day not having a traditional childhood. But the love that each of our kids has for their brothers and sisters and the love that is spread in our home amongst our family is heartwarming. It doesn’t make up for all the things that our children have lost, but it’s a glimmer of hope that over time they will begin to heal from the pain of their past. Jesus is truly in their hearts and shines through them each day through the love they share. Because of you, our children have the gift of growing up with their siblings in a loving and stable home.
May the miracle of Christmas touch us all with love and peace.
El Ranchito de los Niños
“We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.”
– 1 John 4:16
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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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