Young kids in a school classroom

Greater School Supplies Drive

Greater Nevada Credit Union’s members, employees, and other supporters unite each summer to collect and donate new school supplies to help local students start the new school year on the right foot. This collective effort highlights the passion each community has for our kids’ education and success.

Assorted school supplies

Helping Nevada’s Students, Teachers, and Schools

Many students lack the necessary supplies to succeed in the classroom, and teachers often use personal funds to purchase them. According to National Education Alliance, teachers across the country spend between $500 and $750 out-of-pocket to subsidize their classrooms, and inflation has caused the prices of school supplies to increase nearly 24% within the past two years.

Since launching in 2021 and using a standard shopping cart size, GNCU’s Greater School Supplies Drive has been able to collect and donate a significant amount of supplies over the years!

  • 2021: 15 shopping carts
  • 2022: 17 shopping carts
  • 2023: 22 shopping carts

Ready to Help Make a Difference?

The donation period runs annually during the summer, so items can be distributed to local schools and associated nonprofit organizations before the start of the new school year. You can sign up to receive our newsletter or follow GNCU on FacebookInstagramX/Twitter, or LinkedIn to learn when the donation period is officially open.

A special thank you to the following media outlets for their help in sharing the news in 2023: