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Altura Credit Union Employees & Members Donate School Supplies

Altura Credit Union Employees & Members Donate
School Supplies To Riverside Youngsters

Part of the County’s “Fill a Backpack” Program

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Carol Kramer, 818.352.0278

Altura Credit Union employees and members recently did some “back-to-school” shopping for Riverside children in need of new supplies for the start of the school year.
 
The school supply donations help Riverside County’s “Fill a Backpack Program,” which is administered by the Department of Mental Health’s Parent Support and Training Program. The department operates 16 clinics throughout the county to help children and their families. The 12-year old backpack program strives to fill backpacks for needy local children at the start of each school year with the help of the community.
 
“This year, the county received a large donation of backpacks and was seeking the supplies to fill them,” explained Tina Covington, Altura vice president of Sales and Business Development. “We received a list of supplies that a child will need, by grade level. We set bins up in our branches and our headquarters, so both employees and members could donate. In these times, we know it can be difficult for people to give, but by the same token, the need is greater. That’s why we opened the donations to our members as well,” she added.
 
The donated supplies filled a van, meaning that dozens of local kids were ready to start school with the supplies they need to succeed.
 
As the largest locally owned and operated credit union in the Inland Empire, Altura is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school or worships in Riverside and San Diego counties, as well as selected cities in Orange and San Bernardino counties. Altura Credit Union, www.alturacu.com <http://www.alturacu.com> , has been recognized with the California Award for Performance Excellence (CAPE), the state’s equivalent of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Today, Altura Credit Union serves more than 110,000 members and has $885 million in total assets.


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