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Posted: April 19, 2016

WisePies Raises $15,000 for APS Clothing Bank

Fundraiser also benefitted GoodWill

APS' Sonja Martens and Supt. Raquel Reedy accept a check from Steve Chavez and Mike Baird of WisePies.

WisePies Pizza & Salad announced today that it had raised some $20,000 through its WiseInitiatives Support Community program with $15,000 going to the Albuquerque Public Schools Community Clothing Bank and $4,854 going to GoodWill Industries of NM.

      “One of the best indicators of a true friend is the ability to come through when the need is greatest, and that’s just what WisePies has done for the APS Community Clothing Bank,” said APS Supt. Raquel Reedy. “Students and families around the district struggle to have adequate clothing so they can do their best in school. WisePies has helped to ease that struggle and w4e are so grateful for the company’s help.”

      Season Elliott of WisePies thanked the store’s customers for supporting the initiative. “Thanks to the generosity of all New Mexicans, our supportive media partners and the WisePies Pizza & Salad crew that tirelessly informed guest of the WiseInitiative for the 60 days, we have successfully met and exceeded our goal,” Elliott said. “We are humbled by the overwhelming support for this first-year program.”

      The APS Community Clothing Bank served some 4,500 students last year with clothing and shoes.