Nov 18
Teacher’s Trees

Employees of First New Mexico Bank and students from Centennial High School Student Government


Come into First New Mexico Bank and “Pick Your Apple” to help local school teachers with needed classroom supplies!

According to a report released in May 2018 by the National Center of Education Statistics (NCES), 94% of U.S. teachers spent their own money on classroom supplies, without reimbursement during the 2014-2015 school year.  NCES reports, “Among teachers who spent any of their own money on classroom supplies without reimbursement, the average (mean) amount spent was $479.”

That cost can be difficult for teachers during back-to-school season and throughout the school year. Why do they do it? It’s imperative to arm our community children with the tools they need to succeed for a better future.

First New Mexico Bank, Las Cruces values the hard work teachers put into our community by educating, molding and shaping our children — our future. We want to help and hope you’ll join us in making a difference for teachers and students in the Las Cruces community.

The First New Mexico Bank, Las Cruces ‘Teacher’s Trees’ project is designed to help teachers at local elementary schools receive specific needed supplies.

“We are excited to provide a fun and easy way to help teachers get the needed supplies to help students in their classroom,” says Senior Vice President, Lisa Key.

Stop by our bank lobby at 3000 East Lohman Avenue and “pick an apple” from the Teacher’s Trees, which lists various school supplies needed for elementary school classrooms. Then, shop for the item chosen. Please bring the purchased donation(s) and apple back to the bank to be donated to the teacher. 

For more information, please call 575-556-3000. Thank you for joining us in this noteworthy mission!

Due to the great response from the community, the bank has extended the time the Teachers’ Trees will remain in the bank lobby.  We invite you to come and pick apples until they are all gone to help your local elementary school teachers with their supply requests.  Thank you for your support.

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