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Kearny Elementary School Students Fundraise and Donate to Pete’s Place


Fifth and sixth-grade gifted students at Kearny Elementary School will deliver over $250 raised by the student body to Pete’s Place at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9th.  Pete’s Place is located at 2801 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe. The news media is invited to attend.


The group of students surveyed Kearny’s student body about which charity to support. The student body elected to give money to Pete’s Place, also known as the Interfaith Community Shelter, from the sale of bracelets, stress balls and slime, which the gifted students made.

Students made the products with love and pride and sold them to second to sixth-grade students.  After expenses, they raised over $250.


“We are so proud of Kearny Elementary School’s kindness toward Pete’s Place and those in need of shelter and support.  Through this effort, students are fulfilling a core value of the Santa Fe Public Schools to have strong and committed relationships with the community,” said Superintendent Dr. Veronica C. Garcia.


“It was hard work, but I know it’s gonna be worthwhile when we give the money to Pete’s Place,” said one of the gifted students.


Pete’s Place is more than an overnight shelter for those who do not have a place to sleep; it is a place that offers hope and a safe place for those who are homeless or vulnerable as they overcome adversity.


For more information, please contact Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D. at Email: jgerstein@sfps.k12.nm.us or Tel. 505-467-3959.

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