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Thanks for your donations ABQ!
The Fill-the-Bus drive to collect new shoes, socks, underwear and school supplies for our kids in need was an enormous success!
Thanks to the generosity of so many in Albuquerque, fewer kids will be asking to borrow pencils this school year.
The volunteers with the Albuquerque Public Schools Community Clothing Bank are still sorting through the busloads of new socks, shoes, undergarments and school supplies that were donated at Walmarts during the first two weekends in August. The drive also was sponsored by the APS Education Foundation.
"We can't say thanks enough to all of those who provided basic essentials for our neediest students," said Sonja Martens, APS volunteer coordinator. "We also want to thank all of the volunteers who helped collect these items and who are now sorting them for distribution."
Another school supply drive took place during the first week of August. The Albuquerque Corporate Volunteer Council along with the city of Albuquerque and Fidelity Investments collected two busloads of school supplies for students in APS who need supplies. The supplies were picked up on the buses and delivered to the APS Warehouse in early August.