Six schools in the Socorro Independent School District received generous funds from partner in education and popular grocery store Albertsons, which opened a new location in far East El Paso.
“This generous donation from Albertsons is going to help us out tremendously,” said Valerie Hairston, principal at SPC. Rafael Hernando III Middle School. “In a crazy year like this, it’s been very hard to fundraise the way we normally do. Now we can use this money to give it right back to our students and teachers.”
Albertsons Regional Director of Public Affairs Nancy Keane said many of their foundation dollars go toward education.
“At Albertsons we believe in the true value of education,” Keane said. “It is an honor to be able to support Socorro ISD in anything they need, from Teacher’s Appreciation Day, to donating a pallet of waters to help the band through football season. We really applaud our educators for everything they do in our community.”
The Albertson’s Companies Foundation donated grants of $2,000 each to six schools in the El Dorado High School and Pebble Hills High School feeder areas in SISD, along with $214,000 to several El Paso nonprofit organizations.
The new East Side Albertsons celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently in which the Pebble Hills High School band and cheerleaders and Team SISD educators and administrators joined in the outdoor festivities.
As part of its debut as a new neighbor in Far East El Paso, Albertsons donated funds to El Dorado High School, Pebble Hills High School, Sgt. Roberto Ituarte Elementary School, Chester E. Jordan Elementary School, SPC. Rafael Hernando III Middle School, and Sun Ridge Middle School.