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Support local students during the big school supplies drive
The Greater Nevada Credit Union partners with the Washoe County Education Alliance and communities in Nevada schools to raise new school supplies for the upcoming school year
RENO, NEVADA – The new school year is fast approaching and the Greater Nevada Credit Union has launched the Greater School Supplies Drive to support Nevada students, teachers and schools by gathering the supplies needed for a successful school year. Many students do not have the supplies they need to be successful in the classroom, and teachers often use personal funds to purchase them. In fact, the average Kindergarten to Grade 12 teacher supplements their classroom supplies with an average of $ 478 of their own money, with no reimbursement.
“Providing students with the tools and resources they need to be successful in school is the foundation of a larger community for today and tomorrow,” said Danny DaLaRosa, Director of Development for the Greater Nevada Credit Union. “We are proud to partner with the Education Alliance of Washoe County and Communities in Schools to support this vision of a better future for all.
To participate in Greater Schools Supplies Drive, simply bring the new items from the list below to any location in the Greater Nevada Credit Union until Tuesday, August 17th.
Pencils and erasers
Blue and black pens
“The success of local students in the classroom affects all of us in the community,” said Kendall Inskip, executive director of the Washoe County Education Alliance. “Classroom items are no longer shared and too many of our students do not have the supplies needed to be successful in the classroom – supplies that many of us take for granted. We are fortunate to have such great partnerships and community members ready to help us in our efforts to ensure that all children can focus on their learning.
To view the full list of drop-off locations, visit GNCU.org/Locations. Cash donations can also be accepted online at the Alliance for Education website. Visit Ed-Alliance.org/Donate for more information.
The Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU) is headquartered in Carson City, Nevada, and has been helping Nevada residents meet their financial needs since 1949. The credit union serves more than 80,000 consumers and small businesses and has over $ 1.5 billion in assets. GNCU’s subsidiaries include Greater Nevada Mortgage, Greater Commercial Lending, and Greater Nevada Insurance. GNCU has consistently been recognized as a Best Financial Institution in many of its service areas and as a Top Employer by the Reno / Tahoe Best Places to Work Awards and is the USDA Lender of the Year. GNCU is also the title sponsor of Greater Nevada Field in Reno. For more information, call (800) 421-6674 or visit www.gncu.org.