ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – As part of the KRQE Cares Program, students at East San Jose Elementary School received new shoes Friday. Every student also got a backpack filled with a book, socks, and personal hygiene items. Albuquerque Police Department officers were on hand helping along with KRQE volunteers.

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“We’re very excited. It really motivates our students to come to school, to be happy, and to just to have a smile on their face makes a teacher’s day happy,” said Edder Ortiz, Principal, East San Jose Elementary. There are more planned shoe distributions throughout the school year.