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OnPoint Community Credit Union Matching Donations to the KGW School Supply Drive

2021 is the 14th year OnPoint has partnered with the KGW School Supply Drive to send students back to school with the tools they need to learn

PORTLAND, Ore., August 9, 2020 – To support local students heading back to school in the fall, OnPoint Community Credit Union announced today it will give an additional $5 for every $1 donated to the KGW School Supply Drive at OnPoint branches between August 9-14 (with an OnPoint donation max of $30,000). OnPoint branches will also be accepting school supply donations, which will stay in the community in which the donation was made, going directly to help local teachers and students, and distributed with the help of Schoolhouse Supplies. The KGW School Supply Drive, which runs through September 2, aims to send 12,000 students across Oregon and Southwest Washington back to school with the tools they need to succeed in the classroom.

“With all the challenges we’ve faced this past year, providing children with a great education is essential to a better future for us all,” said Rob Stuart, President and Chief Executive Officer, OnPoint Community Credit Union. “In Oregon, nearly half of all children cannot afford to start the school year with even the most basic school supplies. A donation of $25 will help one student start the year with the school supplies they need. We hope our community will join us to alleviate some of the pressure families are feeling as they send their children back to school.”

As part of this year’s drive, OnPoint will be hosting community Collection Events for new school supplies, cash, and used electronic devices with the help of Free Geek at its Lloyd Center Branch (1100 NE Weidler St., Portland, OR 97232) and at Intel Hawthorn Farm 3 (5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR 97124). Free Geek accepts nearly everything that plugs in or uses electricity, so the community is encouraged to bring reusable laptops, smartphones, tablets, e-readers, video systems, etc., in addition to new school supplies or cash. To learn more or review other drop-off locations, please visit KGW.com/School.

School Supply Collection Event and Tech Drop:
• Thursday, August 19, 2021
• 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
• Drop off locations:
OnPoint Lloyd Center Branch: 1100 NE Weidler St., Portland, OR 97232
Intel (Hawthorn Farm 3): 5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR 97124

School Supply Collection Event and Tech Drop:
• Saturday, August 28, 2021
• 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
• Drop off locations:
OnPoint Lloyd Center Branch: 1100 NE Weidler St., Portland, OR 97232
Intel (Hawthorn Farm 3): 5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR 97124

“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 of 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.”

Click here to learn more about Schoolhouse Supplies and its mission to equip as many local families as possible with the school supplies they need to succeed.

 

ABOUT ONPOINT COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION
OnPoint Community Credit Union is the largest credit union in Oregon, serving over 443,000 members and with assets of $8.5 billion. Founded in 1932, OnPoint Community Credit Union’s membership is available to anyone who lives or works in one of 28 Oregon counties (Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Crook, Curry, Deschutes, Douglas, Gilliam, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Morrow, Multnomah, Polk, Sherman, Tillamook, Wasco, Washington, Wheeler, and Yamhill) and two Washington counties (Skamania and Clark) and their immediate family members. More information is available at www.onpointcu.com or 503-228-7077 or 800-527-3932.

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