Mayor Richard J. Berry, Bernalillo County Commissioner Michelle Lujan Grisham to round up school supplies for underprivileged children.
- Notebook paper (wide-ruled)
- Spiral notebooks, 3 ring binders, and dividers
- Pens (black ink), pencils, and pencil boxes
- Crayons, markers, and watercolors (small pans)
- Calculators, protractors, and rulers
- Glue (small bottles) and glue sticks
- Combination Locks
- City Hall, One Civic Plaza NW
All Bernalillo County Community Centers:
- Los Padillas Community Center - 2117 Los Padillas SW
- Los Vecinos Community Center - 478 1/2 Old Highway 66, Tijeras
- Mountain View Community Center - 201 Prosperity SE
- Westside Community Center - 1250 Isleta SW
- Vista Grande Community Center - # 15 La Madera, Sandia Park
- Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center - 9800 4th NW
- Paradise Hills Community Center - 5901 Paradise NW
Bernalillo County Fire Stations
- No. 30 - 6718 Rio Grande NW 87114
- No. 31 - 9819 2nd Street NW 87114
- No. 32 - 1701 Arenal SW 87105
- No. 33 - 3909 Barcelona SW 87105
- No. 34 - 2801 Don Felipe SW 87105
- No. 35 - 11700 Paseo Del Norte NE 87122
- No. 38 - 3610 Prince SE 87102
- No. 40 - 17 South Zamora Road, Tijeras 87059
- No. 41 - 10838 Highway 337, Tijeras 87059
- No. 43 - 4 Dressage Road, Tijeras 87059
- No. 46 - 25 Frost Road, Sandia Park 87047
About 6,000 underprivileged Albuquerque Public School (APS) students are expected to benefit from a massive community-wide school supply drive beginning Monday, Aug. 8.
The effort, called "Step to Success with School Supplies," is spearheaded by Bernalillo County District One Commissioner Michelle Lujan Grisham in partnership with the City of the Albuquerque, the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority, APS, and local residents.
"I am pleased to partner with the City of Albuquerque, the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority, Albuquerque Public Schools, and our community to ensure that the students most in need have the necessary school supplies on the first day of school," says Commissioner Michelle Lujan Grisham.
"Title 1 schools serve some of the county’s poorest students. The county is proud to continue to invest in our future and make sure our children have the tools they need to succeed. With your generous donations we will ensure that these often overlooked children are on a level playing field with students across our county as they begin their school year."
The 6,000 children, who receive Title I federal aid through their schools, have been identified as homeless and/or those who live in a shelter, vehicle, or multi-family home.
The supplies, which include all the staples such as pencils, pens, crayons, three-ring binders, and rulers, will be distributed to the students via local Title I Homeless Project Director Helen Fox.
Dozens of local sites such as community centers, fire stations, and government offices have been identified as collection points.
Commissioner Lujan Grisham says "Step to Success with School Supplies" hopes to expand to help some 40,000 more Title I students in the coming years.
"My thanks to Commissioner Lujan Grisham for getting this effort off the ground," Mayor Richard J. Berry said. "I continue to be humbled by the generosity of our community and our employees when asked to help out."