ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) — Operation School Bell is the signature philanthropic program of the Assistance League of Albuquerque. This program does so much for the community, including partnering with our KRQE Cares children’s footwear program.
Assistance League of ABQ is a nonprofit organization that has served Albuquerque for 60 years through seven philanthropic programs, benefiting both adults and children in the community. “Last year we went to eight schools and delivered more than 3,600 pairs of shoes,” said Karen Lanin, Coordinating President of Operation School Bell. An important part of their program is the provision of clothing such as shirts, pants and shoes. They also help families with basic needs such as food and hygiene products. In addition, they also partner with APS schools and their literacy program called “One Book One School” where every child in the school gets a book.
Their goal for this year is to reach nine schools and distribute shoes to every child in the school. Visit their website for more information.