Insurance provider donates supplies to 17 New Mexico schools

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Monday, August 14many Albuquerque Public Schools students will be getting ready for the first day of school.

Title 1 schools in New Mexico are now even more prepared for the new school year thanks to a donation of much-needed supplies.

There are 17 schools across the state who are receiving supplies from the insurance provider Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Thursday, Bellhaven Elementary in Albuquerque received theirs.

“We can all remember back when we were schoolchildren and it was a big day to have a fresh notebook, a fresh box of crayons, new rulers, so I think it’s very exciting for all the students to come to school confidently,” Kimberly Baiamonte, the principal of Bellhaven, said.

BCBS raised about $15,000 and brought in nearly 30,000 items.

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