PNWFCU in the Community
We love supporting our local community! Here’s what PNWFCU has been up to lately.
- Coming Soon: We’ll be raising money for Credit Unions for Kids in support of OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, and we will need your help! Stay tuned for details.
- PNWFCU partnered with Schoolhouse Supplies to provide free school supplies this fall. This year’s donation of $11,000 will go toward supplies for Prescott and Shaver Elementary Schools in the Parkrose District. This is in addition to $1,100 that PNWFCU employees and members donated through the KGW School Supply Drive. Read more about it here.
- With the expertise of teacher Kristin Mullady, PNWFCU has developed a K-12 financial education curriculum to give students stronger money skills early in life. The curriculum is free and ready to use in any Oregon classroom (online or in a classroom setting). Read the press release here, and check out our lessons here.
- PNWFCU along with our employees and members helped raise money for the KGW School Supply Drive to equip kids for remote learning this school year.
- We received a record-breaking 143 photo contest entries this year and are donating $715 to Oregon Food Bank on behalf of the entries. Our members shared beautiful photos of the nature in their neighborhoods.
Congrats to our top winners – Dennis Groven (1st place), Susan Southworth (2nd place), and Dan Madden (3rd place)!
- Congrats to our 2020 scholarship winners, Caroline Brandeberry and Hannah Duckwall! They’ve been awarded $1,000 to put toward their studies. Caroline is headed to Creighton University to study biology (read more), and Hannah is joining Columbia Gorge Community College’s nursing program (read more).
- Our team had the best time at Schoolhouse Supplies’ annual Celebrity Spelling Bee, sponsored by PNWFCU! This event helped raise over $162,000 for Schoolhouse Supplies. That money will provide supplies for classrooms in our community. Learn more about our support of Schoolhouse Supplies in our latest press release.
Students receive a sample career and starting salary, and they visit various booths to buy basics like housing and utilities, as well as temptations like entertainment and travel packages. Throughout the day, they meet with financial counselors to review how well they are living within their budget.
Check out this video to see what a day at the reality fair is like, and what students have learned about managing their money.