More than $20,000 raised in Back to School Drive

Funds will provide students with backpacks, school supplies

September 1, 2023

Albert Martinez, executive director of Mesa Vista Consolidated Schools, and Lab volunteer Valerie Maestas, who delivered donated backpacks to the district. Los Alamos National Laboratory

Thanks to the generosity of Laboratory employees, the Lab’s 2023 Back to School Drive comfortably blew past its original $15,000 fundraising goal, raising $21,667 for the purchase of backpacks filled with school supplies for middle and elementary school students in need.

Thirty Lab volunteers assembled to sort the backpacks, while 23 others delivered them across the region in time for the start of the new school year.

Read the full list of participating schools in Community Connections.