Travis Credit Union Employees Helps Kids In Need With School Supplies

VACAVILLE, CA (August 7, 2013) — Travis Credit Union employees had an opportunity to help those less fortunate then themselves by donating school supplies that would be used by children in need.

“In the last three years, Solano County schools identified more than 2,000 homeless students in the Solano County communities.  Due to the loss of housing and family financial challenges, these young people might be living on the streets, in shelters, or staying temporarily with family or friends,” stated Patsy Van Ouwerkerk, president and CEO of Travis Credit Union.  “These children desperately needed school supplies and our employees were eager to help.”

To assist the homeless youth, Travis Credit Union partnered with the Solano County Office of Education, radio station KUIC-FM, and the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano in support of the regional Stuff the Bus Campaign.  Travis Credit Union employees and members from the 12 Solano County branches rallied school supplies since the campaign’s kickoff in July.

Pencils, crayons, erasers, paper, tape, glue, notebooks ─ if a student needed it, it was spread out on the table, sitting in boxes or stuffed in one of the backpacks at Travis Credit Union.

“The barrels were filled with all types of school supplies and backpacks, either filled or unfilled.  More than 1,950 items were contributed by Travis Credit Union employees and members,” said Becky Cruz, educational liaison with the Office of Education.  “The funds were used for bus passes, additional school supplies and more backpacks.”

Headquartered in Vacaville, California, Travis Credit Union is a not-for-profit, cooperative financial institution serving those who live or work in Solano, Yolo, Sacramento, Placer, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Napa, Contra Costa, Alameda, Sonoma, Colusa, and Merced Counties. Currently, Travis Credit Union is the 12th largest credit union in California, with more than 178,000 members and over $2.1 billion in assets. As one of the leading financial institutions in Solano, Contra Costa, Yolo, Napa, and Merced Counties, Travis Credit Union’s strength lies in its faithful commitment to its members; its solid, secure history; and its long-standing track record of dedicated service.

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