School supply drive supports hundreds of Alameda County students

1st United Credit Union thanks staff, members, and community for their generosity

PLEASANTON, CA (September 2, 2020) — 1st United Credit Union wrapped up its annual school supply and backpack drive in support of Alternative Family Services and the Alameda County Family Justice Center. Staff, members, and the community generously donated $1,215! Combined with the Credit Union’s donation, proceeds totaled enough to provide over 400 Alameda County students with school supplies this year.

Due to COVID-19, 1st United modified this year’s effort. In lieu of collecting backpacks in their branches, they accepted monetary donations from staff, members, and community. Those funds were combined with the Credit Union’s contribution and used to purchase pre-packaged, COVID-friendly school supply kits for distribution to their community partners.

“Whether or not students return to the classroom this year, we know that students will still need school supplies,” commented Greg Pulliam, Chief Administrative Officer at 1st United Credit Union. “With the financial impact Coronavirus has had on so many in our community, the need for help is greater than ever.”

1st United wishes to thank all who contributed including Credit Union members, local residents, Credit Union employees, and Credit Union volunteers. Your generosity is appreciated.

To learn more about 1st United Credit Union’s community efforts, visit

Denise Jackson, Vianney Mendoza and Vanessa Campozano from the Alameda County Family Justice Center.

About 1st United Credit Union

It doesn’t get simpler, faster and friendlier than 1st United Credit Union. As one of the first credit unions in California, 1st United Credit Union was founded in 1932 and has been thriving in the San Francisco East Bay Area ever since. Membership is available to anyone who lives, works, or attends school in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, Solano, Stanislaus, or Kings Counties in California. We believe in local, neighborly banking and hope you will too. For more information, visit


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