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Make a Donation to the Shoes for Kids Program

Every child is important and therefore, all children should have the best chance to reach their full potential. Children living in poverty have access to fewer resources and thus are less likely to succeed academically, more likely to experience food insecurity or homelessness, and have a higher probability to suffer from poor physical and mental health.

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Having new shoes, just like other kids, helps level the playing field, making it possible for kids to walk with pride and compete equally with their classmates. Anecdotal evidence suggests that it may play a significant role in reducing children dropping out of school. Increasing a child’s self-esteem and confidence removes one more barrier to learning. We want to continue to have children run faster, jump higher, and come to school, giving them the best opportunity for success.
APS Title 1 Homeless Project currently serves over 4,000 homeless students in Albuquerque.  The food collected is used to supply weekly snack packs for high school students living on their own, and families with school aged children that are homeless.
Story Time in the Parks is a program run by APS Title 1.  They have joined up with the City and County free lunch in the park programs by reading a story to the kids that come for the free lunch each day of the summer. Story Time in the Park will vary each year based on funding, but will always try to serve the most economically disadvantaged locations near Title I schools.  Certified reading teachers volunteer time to read.  This encourages reading during the summer and supplies parents and children with the tools needed to read.  The children are given the free book after it is read.

Run for the Zoo

Run for the Zoo, and Walk with us Too, presented by the New Mexico BioPark Society. The first Run for the Zoo in 1985 attracted just 800 participants; since then, it has grown to such popularity that we now must cap the event at 12,000 participants. Your participation in Run for the Zoo is vital to the work we at the BioPark Society do. The funds raised through this event go back to support the city’s most treasured facilities, Your Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Garden and Tingley Beach. The event takes place every May.

Learn more about Run for the Zoo

Mudd Volleyball

Mudd Volleyball is a charitable and recreational volleyball tournament played in the Mudd put on by the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation.  Held in June, layers must be 18 years of age to get in the Mudd. Teams are guaranteed 5 round robin games with rally scoring, weather permitting.

The Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation is a nonprofit that helps children with physical disabilities throughout New Mexico. The Foundation helps children with funding for items such as wheelchair ramps, van conversions and other items not covered by insurance. The Foundation also support the work of Carrie Tingley Hospital, New Mexico’s only hospital for children with disabilities and provides an array of Adaptive Sports Programs including a handcycling team, wheelchair basketball team and several summer camps.

Ready to get muddy? Learn more about Mudd Volleyball

Go Red

The Go Red for Women luncheon continues to serve as the cornerstone event of the Go Red For Women movement in local communities. This empowering event focuses on preventing heart disease and stroke by promoting healthy lifestyles, building awareness and raising critically-needed funds to support research and education initiatives.

Cardiovascular diseases, which include stroke, claim the life of a woman about every 80 seconds. Organizers from the Go Red For Women movement hope you will join them on their mission, because about 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be prevented.

Learn more about Go Red

Golden Apple Excellence in Teaching Award

Since 2009, the Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico has provided opportunities for academic enrichment and to encourage positive change in New Mexico classrooms. In 2018, 25 new grants have been awarded to support teachers across New Mexico.

Every year, teachers are invited to submit applications for financial support for classroom books or supplies, field trips, classroom technology, and professional development. Since its inception, the Golden Apple Teacher Partner Program has provided over $473,071 to fund 298 projects serving over 57,775 New Mexico students.

The Golden Apple Excellence in Teaching Award is given each year to honor seven teachers based on their excellence in the classroom and commitment to their profession. This award has been given to New Mexico’s most outstanding teachers since 1996. Nominations are collected from teachers, students, administrators, parents and our community to create a pool of worthy candidates for this prestigious award.

Learn more about the Golden Apple Excellence in Teaching Award