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Posted September 29, 2017

Our Kids, Our Community, Need You!

The annual United Way campaign kicks off the week of Oct. 2.

It’s turning out to be a great year in Albuquerque Public Schools. As I travel around our district, I marvel at all the work you – and we – have done together for students in this city.

I hope you are as proud as I am.

Kid by kid, school by school, we are making our city a better place, and for that, I want to thank you.

I believe in community, and that’s the subject of this note. It’s time for the annual APS Education Foundation/United Way Campaign, and while I know times are tight for all of us, I’m asking you to consider giving this year.

Why? It’s simple. What better way to say you care about your neighbor, your colleague, your kids, and maybe, someone else’s kids? That’s the good you do by contributing to these campaigns.

When our employees band together, we make a huge difference. I see it every day at the Foundation, where in the past two years more than $1 million has gone into classrooms and schools throughout the district.

Where? Everywhere. Schools like Atrisco Heritage and Albuquerque High; Sandia and Madison; Lew Wallace and Washington; Truman and Roosevelt. Name a location, and the Foundation has made a difference.

And if you want to talk about the United Way, well, let’s talk. As you know, the United Way of Central New Mexico has been critical to helping our youngest, our oldest, and every age group in between. Community staples such as the Community Fund and Mission Graduate make a difference every day in Albuquerque Public Schools.

But the beauty of this campaign is that you have options: Remember, you can designate to your favorite non-profit.

This year, the Foundation is unveiling an all-online campaign for your convenience. Very soon, you’ll be receiving a link in your APS in-box. You may use that link to donate safely and securely via a payroll deduction, and without the need for the ubiquitous paper forms. (But if you want one, just let the Foundation know; they’ll get one to you).

For just a few dollars a pay period, you can make our district and city a better place. And I know that can happen, because I see what you do every day.

Thank you!

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