Back to School Donations total more than $20,000
Thanks to a variety of donations from local businesses, organizations and elected officials, hundreds of students throughout Las Cruces Public Schools started the 2017-18 school year with new backpacks, notebooks, pens and a variety of other school supplies. The school supply donations were made by: Beasley, Mitchell & Co. Certified Public Accountants, Bravo Mic Communications, FirstLight Federal Credit Union, the Kiwanis Club of Las Cruces, the Las Cruces Association of Realtors, the Las Cruces Rodrunners Car Club, Magic 104.9 (KMVR-FM), Memorial Medical Center, Molina Healthcare, MountainView Regional Medical Center, the New Mexico State 4-H Program, the New Mexico State Police Dispatchers, Organ Mountain Outfitters, State Rep. Joanne Ferrary, State Rep. Doreen Gallegos, State Rep. Rudy Martinez, State Rep. Nathan Small, the SVT Mustang Elite Car Club and White Sands Federal Credit Union
“The outpouring of support we received from the community was inspiring. This year, we received more school supply donations than any previous year,” said Brigitte Zigelhofer, LCPS community outreach liaison. “I’d like to extend a huge heartfelt thank you everyone who dedicated their time and resources to help support students.”
Combined, all of the school supply donations amounted to more than $20,000 worth of school supplies which were distributed to economically disadvantaged students through the LCPS Project Link Homeless Education Program. LCPS Lead Social Worker Yoli Silva explained that thanks to the donations, the Project Link program was able to provide new school supplies to more than 1,000 students throughout the district.