OnPoint Community Credit Union collected over $16,000 during KGW School Supply Drive

Cash donations and supplies benefit Schoolhouse Supplies

PORTLAND, OR (September 18, 2014) — OnPoint Community Credit Union, today announced that contributions of cash and supplies by members and staff of the credit union reached over $16,000 during the KGW School Supply Drive, benefiting Schoolhouse Supplies. The nonprofit organization serves local classrooms in need by operating a volunteer-run “Free Store for Teachers.” All together the month long campaign collected enough donations to send 13,270 children back to school with basic school supplies.

Rob Stuart, OnPoint President and CEO, launched the donation campaign by presenting a $5000 check to Schoolhouse Supplies’ Executive Director Jen Barth. For one week in August, OnPoint donated the $10.00 membership fee for each new account opened to Schoolhouse Supplies. Additionally, each OnPoint branch in the Portland metro area acted as a collection site for supplies and cash donations.

“We raised more during this supply drive than we ever have, so a big thank you goes to our members and employees who gave generously to help children in our community,” said Rob Stuart. “Schoolhouse Supplies provides much needed resources to teachers and students and we are proud to continue our support.”

OnPoint Community Credit Union is the largest credit union in Oregon, serving more than 270,000 members and with assets of $3.5 billion. Founded in 1932, OnPoint Community Credit Union’s membership is available to anyone who lives or works in one of 13 Oregon (Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Lane, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington and Yamhill) and two Washington counties (Skamania and Clark) and their immediate family members. More information is available at or 503-228-7077 or 800-527-3932.

Schoolhouse Supplies was founded in 1999 as a way to support students and teachers throughout Portland Public Schools. The organization operates Oregon’s first and only volunteer-run Free Store to provide teachers with the classroom supplies needed to encourage the learning process for all students.

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