Backpacks 4 Kids

Many families are struggling financially in Albuquerque. Sixty-two percent of students qualify for free or reduced meals in the Albuquerque Public School District alone.  Many parents are unable to provide the basic school supplies their children need to be successful in the classroom. That's where Backpacks 4 Kids wants to help.
You can donate school supplies at any of the following locations:
  • Mattress Firm ( Map of locations )
  • Savoy
  • Seasons
  • Zinc
  • Old Navy
  • Banana Republic
  • UFC Gym
  • Lilly Barrack
  • Defined Fitness 
School supplies you can donate:
BACKPACKS ARE NOT NEEDED.  Please only donate school supplies.

  • #2 pencils
  • lined paper
  • copy paper
  • spiral notebooks
  • composition books
  • index cards
  • colored pencils
  • erasers
  • pencil sharpeners
  • crayons
  • highlighters
  • 3-ring 2" binders
  • pocket folders
  • rulers
  • glue sticks
  • tissues
Voluneers Needed August 1-2:
Mattress Firm is looking for volunteers on Thursday, August 1 and Friday, August 2 at their Warehouse location at 4378 Alexander Blvd NE in Albuquerque.  We need volunteers to help stuff 3,000 backpacks with school supplies from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Mattress Firm is working with the charities listed below to distribute the supplies collected. If your child is in need of supplies, and they are not associated with any of these organizations, please contact their school counselor for help. 
Charities participating include:
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico
  • Big Brothers & Big Sisters of New Mexico
  • El Ranchito de Los Ninos
  • PB&J Family Services
  • All Faiths Receiving Home
  • La Familia
  • Heart Gallery of New Mexico





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