OnPoint Community Credit Union Match Donations to the KGW School Supply Drive
Posted by Andrew Kobialka on August 9, 2022
To support local students heading back to school in the fall, OnPoint Community Credit Union, based in Portland, Oregon, announced it will give an additional $5 for every $1 that was donated to the KGW School Supply Drive at OnPoint branches between Aug. 1-6.
“Helping children succeed today builds a better future for us all, and that success starts with education,” said Rob Stuart, president and CEO of OnPoint. “Nearly half of all children in Oregon don’t have the resources to start the school year with even the most basic school supplies. A donation of just $25 helps a student get the necessary supplies. Education is at the heart of who we are, and we also know how important it is to our community. We hope our neighbors will join us to alleviate some of this pressure on families and teachers.”
School supply donations, which will stay in the community in which the donation was made, will go directly to help local teachers and students, and distributed with the help of Schoolhouse Supplies. The KGW School Supply Drive runs through Aug. 31 and aims to send 15,000 students across Oregon and Southwest Washington back to school with the tools they need to succeed in the classroom.
“Re-entering the classroom environment can be stressful all on its own, and returning to school without the necessary supplies can increase these feelings of anxiety and concern. That’s why supporting this drive is so important,” said Alice Forbes, Executive Director, Schoolhouse Supplies. “We are grateful every year to OnPoint for its continued support of Schoolhouse Supplies and the many local students we serve. We hope OnPoint’s generosity inspires the rest of our community to support our students during this critical back-to-school season by donating.”