The LIBRE Institute Hosts Backpack Giveaway in Five Cities Across New Mexico

Kennedy LeFave Education, New Mexico, Press Releases

Event series equips thousands of students with backpacks and information on educational opportunities

(ALBUQUERQUE, NM) – This summer, The LIBRE Institute is throwing back-to-school events in five cities across New Mexico. These events will feature giveaways of thousands of backpacks and other school supplies, food, and family-fun activities. The LIBRE Institute and local partners seek to support families as they prepare for the upcoming school year with the materials they need to succeed at school, as well as the opportunity to learn more about educational options that may benefit their families.

Back-to-school events schedule:

ALBUQUERQUE | In partnership with Casa Del Rey

Sunday, August 1st | 12:00-4:00pm

West Bluff Park 2408 Alamogordo Dr NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120

ESPANOLA | In partnership with El Buen Pastor

Saturday, July 31st | 10:00am

El Buen Pastor Parking Lot 609 Cll Rivera, Española, NM 87532

LAS CRUCES | In partnership with New Seasons Community Church

Saturday, August 7th | 9:00am-1:00pm

New Seasons 2215 S. Main St, Las Cruces NM 88001

ROSWELL | In partnership with Waymaker Church

Events the first week of August | please contact us for distribution information

Distribution at local RISD elementary schools

FARMINGTON | In partnership with One Church Farmington

Saturday, August 7th | 9AM-11AM

Desert Heights Church, 1835 E Main Farmington, NM 87401


  • According to a recent study, the average American family will spend approximately $612 per child on back-to-school spending needs, up 16% from last year.
  • Surveys also indicate that parents of children in preschool are planning to spend as much as 32% more money this year.
  • A key reason for the heightened spending is accelerated consumer prices, caused by inflation.

The LIBRE Institute serves as a trusted resource in helping Hispanics grow more prosperous by providing tools and information that empower the Latino community to build a successful future in the United States.

It is our hope that these back-to-school events across New Mexico will empower families to seek the best education opportunities for their child, as well as offset some of the rising back-to-school costs for families.


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