Students, staff and parents at Mesilla Park Elementary School are participating in a fundraiser to benefit a student at the school who needs to travel to Denver for medical care. The fundraiser is sponsored by the Mesilla Park Elementary Parent Teacher Organization. Photo courtesy of Rebeccca Donaldson, Mesilla Park Elementary School.

LAS CRUCES – Kimberly, a second grade student at Mesilla Park Elementary School, has a serious medical condition and needs to visit a specialist in Denver, said school nurse Rebecca Donaldson.

The Mesilla Park Elementary Parent Teacher Organization is conducting a “Kisses for Kimberly” fundraiser at the school through Friday, May 3, 2013 (and donations will be accepted through the end of the school year) to help Kimberly’s family with travel and medical expenses, said Donaldson.

For the PTO is selling “a wide assortment of lip-shaped items (“Kisses for Kimberly”), such as whistles, candy, notebooks, etc. The items range in price from a quarter to a dollar. All of the money raised will be given to Kimberly’s family. Mesilla Park Elementary students can buy items during lunch. School visitors can buy them and/or make donations throughout the school day,” said Donaldson.

Mesilla Park Elementary is located at 955 W. Union Ave. in Mesilla Park.

For more information or to make a donation, call Mesilla Park Elementary School at 575.527.9615 or email Donaldson at or teachers Jenny Nelson at or Connie Barrio at