SHOES FOR KIDS—MASKS FOR KIDS
School-wide shoe and book distribution events are another component of Operation School Bell. In partnership with KRQE-TV, every child in four or five Title 1 Schools located in our community’s lowest socioeconomic neighborhoods receives new athletic shoes, socks, a book of their own choosing, a backpack, healthy snack and a dental kit. In addition, each teacher in these school receives a $50 gift certificate to purchase school supplies. Since the partnership’s inception in 2015, over 17,000 pairs of shoes have been distributed to students in need.
Year 2020 brought a COVID-19 epidemic and the need for masks for students. OSB and KRQE CARES provided over 5000 masks for Albuquerque students attending Title 1 Schools. The program continues in 2021 and will remain active as long as students need masks.
KRQE CARES and ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF ALBUQUERQUE—a partnership focused on strengthening our community!