The credit union and community rally together to provide students with supplies.
Mid Oregon Credit Union and Supplies 4 Schools raised $2,725 during our annual Supplies 4 Schools drive. This year’s campaign included school supply donations as well as cash contributions to better support local students and families who are facing increased financial hardships due to COVID-19 and the shift to remote learning.
Mid Oregon Matched $1,000 of Donations
Throughout August, the credit union’s seven branch locations collected donations from members and the community. Mid Oregon pledged to match the first $1,000 donated in cash, which contributed to the overall total of $2,725.
The Supplies 4 Schools funds and supply donations will stay in the local community where they were collected. Mid Oregon partnered with Family Access Network (FAN) and school districts to distribute the supplies to students in Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson Counties who lack the necessities to be successful at school.
“We are grateful for the generous support of our members and local communities during the Supplies 4 Schools drive,” says Kyle Frick, VP of Marketing for Mid Oregon Credit Union. “These donations are helping local families and their children in their preparations for this unique school year.”
FAN Advocates Work Directly With Students
Julie Lyche, Executive Director of Family Access Network, adds, “Last year, FAN connected 2,190 students to school supplies. Even though this year is different, kids still need the items they would use at school, and FAN advocates are making sure that they have access to these items. This year, we are seeing a greater need for over-the-ear headphones for elementary students and earbuds with microphones for older students. Mid Oregon Credit Union’s contribution makes a difference in helping source these items.”
Family Access Network offers assistance, possibility, and hope to Central Oregon families in need by connecting them with crucial resources that will help children flourish in school and life. FAN is unique to Central Oregon, located in all public schools in Deschutes County and Prineville. Dedicated FAN advocates work with families to connect students with essential services such as food, shelter, heating, health care, clothing, and more. To donate or learn more, visit http://familyaccessnetwork.org/.