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Corporate Volunteers ‘Stuff Bus’ with School Supplies

6th Annual drive collects supplies for Albuquerque’s neediest students

APS Supt. Luis Valentino thanks corporate volunteers for school supplies.

Business leaders from around Albuquerque joined together today to stuff two buses with school supplies that will be used by Albuquerque’s neediest students.

      For the sixth year, employee volunteers from Fidelity Investments joined with volunteers from the Corporate Volunteer Council to collect school supplies from Albuquerque area businesses, as well as the city of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County.

      “They also collected some $5,000 in cash donations that will be used by the Albuquerque Public Schools Foundation to buy supplies for students throughout the year,” said Laura Voth, director of human resources for Mark Pardo Salon & Spa and president of the Corporate Volunteer Council.

      APS Superintendent Dr. Luis Valentino thanked the many volunteers and all those who donated school supplies for use by students.

      “We can all remember going shopping for pens, pencils, binders and other supplies, but many students in Albuquerque and their families don’t have that opportunity, so without the supplies gathered here today, they would go to school without the tools they need to be successful,” Valentino said.

      School supplies were collected and sorted today from Bernalillo County offices, the Gap, the Bank of Albuquerque, the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, AON Risk Solutions, Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union, PNM, Molina Health Care, Wells Fargo Bank, TriCore Labs, the NM Department of Workforce Solutions, the city of Albuquerque, University of Phoenix, Leading Edge, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, the Aveda Institute and Sandia National Labs.

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