KRQE Cares donations provide new shoes to nearly 500 students


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Students in need got some new shoes Friday thanks to your donations.

Nearly 500 students from Washington Middle School were taken to the Payless Shoe Store on Coors Boulevard near Interstate 40 to pick out a pair of brand new shoes. It’s all part of the KRQE Cares Shoe Drive put on by the Assistance League of Albuquerque, Payless and KRQE News 13.

KRQE News 13’s Jessica Garate, Kristen Currie, Adam Atchison, Carmelina Hart and Chad Brummet were there to help fit the kids with shoes and socks. Each student also got some new school supplies, including books.

All schools getting shoes are Title 1, which means they have a high number of underprivileged students.