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Posted August 8, 2018

Thanks to All Who Donated School Supplies

Several businesses and organizations including the Corporate Volunteer Council of New Mexico are making sure students start the school year with the tools they need to learn.

For APS families living in poverty or struggling to make ends meet, this time of year can be especially challenging as they get their children ready to go back to school.

That’s why we so appreciate of all of the businesses and organizations that have donated school supplies including the Corporate Volunteer Council of New Mexico.

The CVCNM, made up of more than a dozen local companies, filled a city bus with school supplies that will help thousands of our students this school year.

These employees and their employers do this with generous hearts and kind spirits, and we can’t thank them enough. This has been a longstanding tradition in Albuquerque, one that brings our community together for the good of our children.

All of these supplies are being stored in the supply warehouse at the APS Community Clothing Bank. In the coming days, representatives from all APS schools, including its charter schools, will be invited to come by the warehouse to pick up the supplies they need for their students.

The warehouse tries to make school supplies available all year, so schools can call us up at any time and arrange to pick up what their students need. 

"We want to make sure no student misses a day of school because they don’t have the tools they need to learn. We want them to focus on learning rather than worrying about borrowing a calculator. We want them to be able to participate in class rather than feeling ashamed or skipping class altogether," said APS Superintendent Raquel Reedy.   

"We need our students to be in school, in class, every day, ready to learn. Their success in school leads to success in life."

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