Getting local kids off to a great start!

As a homegrown credit union founded right here in Central Oregon by local educators, we know our members want every kid to get the start he or she needs to succeed in school. That’s why we’re once again partnering with the Family Access Network and Central Oregon public school districts to collect and distribute school supplies with the Supplies 4 Schools program.
Many kids in our community show up for school without the basic tools and supplies to be successful in class. To respond to that need, Mid Oregon created Supplies 4 Schools where collected supplies reach students through the Family Access Network and schools. For the past many years our members have always come through with overwhelming support for the program! In fact, Family Access Network was able to provide more than 3,200 children with school supplies in 2015 as a result of Supplies 4 Schools and other community efforts.

The bins are all set up! Just bring your new, packaged school supplies to your local Mid Oregon Credit Union branch anytime during the month of August. You can also make a cash donation, which will be used to its fullest potential to make sure those backpacks are full come September!

Donations Stay in Your Community

When you support Supplies 4 Schools, your donations go to help the kids in your area. The Family Access Network works in schools in Deschutes and Crook County, in Crook County the donations go straight to your local schools for distribution.

What’s Needed?

Here’s a quick list of the items that are most needed. When you’re out shopping at local retailers, be sure to grab a couple of these items on sale. Thanks for your support of this wonderful effort to help local kids!

  • Back packs (High school age needed most)
  • College ruled paper
  • Calculators
  • 1” and 2” three ring binders
  • Pocket folders
  • Colored pencils
  • Notebook dividers (5 packs)
  • Color markers (thick and thin)
  • Highlighters
  • Alarm clocks
  • Dry erase markers/pens
  • Compasses and protractors
  • Rulers
  • Glue and glue sticks
  • Tissue boxes

For more information about Supplies 4 Schools, please call 541-382-1795, or send an email to beheard@midoregon.com.