OPERATION SCHOOL BELL® — KRQE CARES

PARTNERSHIP

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!