School Supply Drive Benefits Area Students

 Jessica Jackson, VP-Corporate Communications
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(N. CHARLESTON, S.C.) – December 29, 2010 – South Carolina Federal Credit Union presented the Teachers’ Supply Closet with the school supplies collected during its annual holiday project.  Community, member and employee donations resulted in thousands of pencils, pens, crayons, notebooks, folders, and paper for students to use in 2011.

“Our goal is for every child to have the school supplies they need to succeed in school,” said Deborah Halon, Teachers’ Supply Closet.  “With community support and organizations like South Carolina Federal, we’re able to provide necessary supplies to our local schools and classrooms.”

The school supply drive ran from November 1 through December 17.  South Carolina Federal branches served as collection sites for school supplies donated from the community, members and employees.

The drive supported the following benefactors:  Teachers’ Supply Closet in Charleston; South Carolina Education Association in Columbia; Plantersville Elementary School in Georgetown; and Orangeburg Wilkinson High School in Orangeburg.

“This is more than just off-setting the need of school supplies,” said R. Scott Woods, President and CEO, South Carolina Federal Credit Union.  “We’re doing our part to help build our community’s workforce now and in the future, which begins with the primary education available to our students.”

South Carolina Federal employees dropped off the supplies collected at the Charleston area branches today at the Teachers’ Supply Closet.  School supplies collected at other area branches will be dropped off in the coming days.

About South Carolina Federal

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is headquartered in North Charleston.  More than 155,000 members own and belong to the not-for-profit financial cooperative, which has over $1.3 billion in assets. South Carolina Federal is a community-chartered credit union. Anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Dorchester, Berkeley, Charleston, Orangeburg, Clarendon, Calhoun or Georgetown counties, and most of the Columbia area, is eligible to join. South Carolina Federal has 17 branches, and more than 75 ATMs throughout Charleston, Columbia, Georgetown, Orangeburg, and Manning.  In 2008, South Carolina Federal for the second consecutive year was voted one of the Best Places to Work in the state.  More information about South Carolina Federal can be found at or on the SiMPLE CENTS blog at

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