As a gift to the public for Intel’s 42nd year in NM, the company donated money to a few nonprofits and schools including Rio Rancho Public Schools and Storehouse West.

Earlier this year, Intel New Mexico employees were given the opportunity to choose one out of four community organizations they wanted Intel to pledge to: ARCA, Haven House, Rio Rancho Public Schools or Storehouse West.

According to Intel Communications, Intel honored employee choices and amplified them – matching each organizations’ allocation until the combined total reached $42,000. Based in Sandoval County or Albuquerque, these organizations will use funds to continue supporting children and adults in the community.

For this campaign, Intel donated $12,817.66 to Rio Rancho Public Schools and $8,706.33 to Storehouse West.

“Rio Rancho Public Schools is honored to have been included in Intel’s recent ’24 For 42′ giving campaign, celebrating Intel’s 42-year-long investment into Rio Rancho,” said Beth Pendergrass, spokeswoman for RRPS.

RRPS plans to use the funds for its Career Technical Education programs, which encourage students to learn skills that are used in the trade industry.

Ann Conrad, acting director for Storehouse West, said: “As we continue our work to help alleviate poverty in Rio Rancho and surrounding areas, these funds will enable us to continue purchasing food, providing children’s clothing, supporting local Senior Centers, and they will help with improvements to our operations.”

The donation center also believes supporting individuals in need in Sandoval County takes the involvement of so many in the community and was grateful for the generous donation from Intel.

“Intel’s success relies on the success of our community. That’s why we’re so focused on supporting nonprofits and schools doing great work to help New Mexicans,” said Raquel Leon, Intel New Mexico external affairs manager.