July 6, 2005
New Mexico Public Education Department
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786

Jennifer Chavez
Public Information Officer
(505) 476-0393

Donate School Supplies for Needy School Children

KOAT-TV, KFC and NMPED sponsor Campaign Beginning July 25


( SANTA FE) - KOAT-TV, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and the New Mexico Public Education Department are proud to continue sponsoring the Fifth Annual KOAT School Supply Drive as part of the New Mexico Children First Campaign.

The campaign is designed to collect school supplies for New Mexico children who are most in need. The collection period will begin July 25 and continue through August 19. The television announcements are set to air on KOAT-TV through August 20, 2005.

Donations of school supplies may be made at any participating KFC location in New Mexico. If your local school district does not have a KFC, all donations and inquiries can be made to your local school district office. Eligibility of students to receive donated supplies is determined by each school district.

On behalf of the children of New Mexico, we thank you in advance for your participation in this significant and worthwhile campaign.

For more information, please contact Dr. Gladys Herrera-Gurule at (505) 827-6594 or gladys.herrera-gurule@state.nm.us or John O’Laughlin at KOAT-TV at jolaughlin@hearst.com or at (505) 362-6267.