Greater Nevada Credit Union Kicks Off Greater School Supplies Drive

Young student shopping for school supplies with her parent

GNCU is Collecting School Supplies to Give to Local Students, Teachers, and Schools

As the new school year quickly approaches, GNCU has launched the Greater School Supplies Drive to support Nevada students, teachers, and schools by gathering the supplies needed for a successful academic year.

You can drop off donations from the list below from July 1 to Aug. 11 at all GNCU branches and Greater Nevada Mortgage’s Sparks and Carson City offices.

Accepted new items:

  • Rulers
  • Carpet squares
  • Scissors
  • Highlighters
  • Hand-held calculators
  • Post-it notes
  • Markers
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Magnets
  • Personal hygiene items (toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, etc.)
  • Colored pencils
  • Paintbrushes
  • Decorations
  • Glue sticks
  • Notebooks
  • Paper of all types (construction, lined, colored, etc.)

If participants would prefer to make monetary donations, GNCU is encouraging donations to these organizations:

Many students lack the necessary supplies to succeed in the classroom, and teachers often use personal funds to purchase them. K-12 teachers nationwide spend an average of $860 of their own money to supplement their classroom supplies without reimbursement.

“Having the right school supplies makes it easier for students to learn,” Danny DeLaRosa, President and CEO Greater Nevada Credit Union said. “Having kids show up with a backpack full of supplies not only creates a more productive classroom but also helps them feel confident in their ability to function in the classroom. Our employees are passionate about this effort, and we are so happy to have our members and the community join us in this important drive.”

School supplies will be distributed by Greater Nevada Credit Union to organizations across the community including Minden Elementary School, Communities in Schools Nevada, Fernley Elementary School, West Wendover Elementary School, Education Alliance of Washoe County, Nevada Kids Foundation, and Carson City Schools Foundation.

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