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You Can Make a Difference with School Supplies

You Can Make a Difference with School Supplies and help local kids off to a great start!

Mid Oregon Credit Union knows our members, and you, want every Central Oregon kid to get the start he or she needs to succeed in school. As a homegrown credit union founded right here in Central Oregon by local educators, 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.

See a video about the Family Access Network (FAN) and Mid Oregon School Supply collaboration

Supplies 4 Schools Provides a Way for You to Help

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, the 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.

Donation bins will be at your local Mid Oregon Credit Union branch anytime during the month of August. Just bring new, packaged school supplies, or 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 Jefferson County the donations go straight to your local schools for distribution. Supplies collected in our newer La Pine and Sisters branches will stay in those areas, too.

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!

High school back packs
Elementary school back packs
Ear buds
Basic & scientific calculators
Composition books
2″ and 3″ binders
Five-tab dividers

Other needed supplies:
College ruled paper
Calculators
1” and 2” three ring binders
Pocket folders
Colored pencils
Color markers (thick and thin)
Highlighters
Alarm clocks
Dry erase markers/pens
Compasses and protractors
Rulers
Glue and glue sticks
Tissue boxes

Remember, your cash donations are appreciated and will be applied to the supplies needed most. For more information about Supplies 4 Schools, please call 541-382-1795, or send an email to beheard@midoregon.com.