OnPoint Community CU Matching Donations for School Supply Drive

To support local students heading back to school in the fall, OnPoint Community Credit Union, based in Portland, Oregon, recently announced it will give an additional $5 for every $1 donated to the KGW School Supply Drive at OnPoint branches between July 31-Aug. 5.

OnPoint branches will also be accepting school supply donations, which will stay in the community in which the donation is made. These donations will go directly to help local teachers and students and be distributed with the help of Schoolhouse Supplies. The KGW School Supply Drive, which runs from July 31 through Aug. 31, aims to send 15,000 students across Oregon and southwest Washington back to school with the tools they need to succeed in the classroom.

“Going back to school is an exciting time, but for many families, purchasing school supplies can be a financial strain,” said Rob Stuart, president and CEO of OnPoint Community Credit Union. “Having the necessary tools and resources helps students succeed in school. Inspired and engaged young people are the foundation of strong communities.”

As part of this year’s drive, OnPoint will host collection events where the community can drop off new school supplies and cash donations at its Lloyd Center Branch.

“The back-to-school season can be stressful for students, families and teachers. Schoolhouse Supplies aims to alleviate some of that stress by providing supplies and creating education equality for all students across Oregon and SW Washington,” said Alice Forbes, Executive Director, Schoolhouse Supplies. “We are grateful to have a partner like OnPoint that believes in our mission and helps us provide under-resourced children with the supplies necessary to succeed in school.”

Posted in Oregon, Regional Member News.