Inspirus CU Hosts Second Flash Fund, Committing $35K to Local Schools

The credit union fully-funded 100 percent of the 29 teacher project requests posted, where funds for each project range from $ 200 to $ 3,342 for books, tablets, field trips and more.

Two Hilltop Elementary teachers celebrating during the morning presentations.

Earlier this year, Inspirus Credit Union (Seattle, WA) hosted a flash-fund event in Spokane, contributing $30,000 to area schools. In celebration of their newest branch in Lynnwood, WA—the credit union’s first expansion beyond Seattle and Spokane—Inspirus again hosted a flash-fund, committing more support for local schools.

Events kicked off with check presentations to area schools and appetizers catered by Seattle’s nonprofit FareStart. Award recipients included Edmonds School District’s Career and Technical Education program ($1,000) and Northshore School District ($1,500). Individual K-12 schools received “mini-grants” of $300 to more than $3,000 as part of a one-day flash-fund of teachers’ classroom supply requests on DonorsChoose.org. Those donations totaled more than $35,000.

The event fulfilled 100 percent of the 35 projects submitted by 41 teachers, impacting more than 4,400 students. Funds for each project range from $200 to $3,342 for books, tablets, field trips and more.

The surprise donations are the latest in a series of statewide DonorsChoose.org flash funding projects that Inspirus has sponsored recently. In the last year, the Inspirus has donated over $102,000 to Washington schools through DonorsChoose.org giveback projects.

All Inspirus locations also hosted a free Community Shred Day on October 15, where anyone was allowed to bring up to two bankers’ boxes full of unneeded private documents for safe disposal.

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