Altura Credit Union members and employees fill van with back-to-school supplies for local kids

RIVERSIDE, CA (August 22, 2016) — Altura Credit Union members and employees recently donated enough back-to-school supplies to fill a van as part of the annual Riverside County “Fill a Backpack” program. Collection stations were set up in each of Altura’s13 local branches and its headquarters in Riverside.

The Riverside County Department of Mental Health’s Parent Support and Training Program launched the drive 18 years ago to collect school supplies to local needy kids to get them the tools to help them succeed.  Altura has been participating for at least the past six years.

“Helping prepare kids for a new school year is such a worthwhile cause,” said Tina Covington, vice president, Sales and Business Development, Altura. “Our members and employees are very enthusiastic about this program and they give generously.”

Altura Backpack

Photo Caption: A sample of the donations made by Altura Credit Union members and employees to Riverside County’s annual Fill-A-Backpack program with, from left, Luz Maria Negron Bermo from Riverside County; Aaron Torres from Altura; North High School student volunteer Jiwon Shin; Isabel Meza, Jonathan Felix and Pam Dahm from Altura, and Rachel Douglas from Riverside County. The donations gathered at Altura’s 13 branches filled a van with about $1,000 worth of supplies.

About Altura Credit Union

Based in the Inland Empire for 60 years, Altura Credit Union serves more than 127,000 Members, has $1.352 billion in total assets and operates 13 branch offices in Riverside County.  Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Riverside and San Diego counties; selected cities in San Bernardino and Orange counties; as well as U.S. Military, U.S. Government and Civilian employees working at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County; and retirees of the United States Armed Forces. For more information on Altura, visit, or call 1-888-883-7228.


Carol Kramer for Altura Credit Union
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