For many years KRQE Cares has made a positive impact by helping kids wear new shoes through the love and compassion of others like Assistance League and Payless Shoes.
While many parents struggle to pay for their children’s shoes, viewers are enhancing their school experience through the “Shoes for Kids” program. Having new shoes just like all the other kids helps level the playing field and makes it possible for children 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. Schools selected are Title 1 schools and every student will receive a pair of shoes.
The Assistance League of Albuquerque is an all-volunteer charitable organization that is committed to helping those in the greater Albuquerque area. The KRQE phone bank will be open from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday 1-877-715-7400.