SEATTLE, WASH. – A new school year means a new classroom, new friends, lots of learning and writing, and erasing mistakes. According to a recent study, families are expected to spend an average of $112 this year on school supplies alone. For some households already struggling to make ends meet, that additional expense can be burdensome.
Teacher-founded Inspirus Credit Union is giving more than $40,000 in backpacks and school supplies to support students in need this school year.
“As a credit union that believes in the power of education, we hope these resources will get thousands of students off to a successful start to the new school year,” said Inspirus Credit Union President Scott Adkins. “We’re honored to partner with schools across the state to ensure we’re giving back in high-need areas, and really making an impact.”
Donations from Inspirus will support more than 20,000 students this year.
“We are so grateful for the donations of school supplies from Inspirus,” said Bremerton School District Superintendent, Dr. Aaron Leavell. “Without their help, many of our students wouldn’t have the school supplies they need for the new school year.”
A Seattle public school teacher founded Inspirus Credit Union more than 82 years ago with a vision for supporting Washington’s education community. Today, Inspirus is still rooted in education with charitable donations that benefit students, teachers, and lifelong learners across the state.