You are here: Home News Thanks for your donations ABQ!
Posted August 11, 2014

Note: This news item is more than a year old. Browse for more current news.

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.

Learn more about the APS Community Clothing  Bank

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.

Document Actions
Filed under: ,
News
High School Football Kicks Off This Week
Eleven APS high schools kick off their varsity football season during the annual East vs. West Kickoff Clash Aug. 24-27 at Nusenda Community Stadium.
Dion's Green Chile Ranch Dressing to go to Highest Bidder
The APS Education Foundation and APS Athletics are joining forces with Dion's to create a benefit online auction for a case of Dion’s Green Chile Ranch dressing – in advance of the product’s much-anticipated debut.
$1M+ in 2 Years! Foundation Puts Money into Schools
APS Education Foundation grants totaled more than half a million dollars last school year, helping 34,000 students.
Safely Viewing the Solar Eclipse
We are requiring students to use solar filter glasses or pinhole cameras to view the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21.
Watch for The Core on Wednesdays
The APS newsletter features good happenings in our schools and community.