LANL Employees’ Generosity Provides More Than 700 Backpacks For Students Returning To School

As the new school year begins, Los Alamos National Laboratory employees have been making sure children in Northern New Mexico can return to their classrooms with everything they need to succeed by providing more than 700 backpacks with school supplies to schools and regional partners. The Lab’s Community Partnerships Office (CPO) distributed 95 backpacks funded by employees to the City of Espanola’s Project RACE school supply drive. With some larger school districts already covered by other drives, CPO also used employee donations to purchase 650 backpacks with supplies from a local small business, and distributed them to five rural school districts in Northern New Mexico that expressed a need. Schools will ensure that the resources provided will be given to students who need them most. Photo Courtesy LANL