Inspirus Credit Union Gives $80,000 to Education Throughout October

The credit union is also donating $30,000 in winter clothing for local children.

10/16/18

Scott Adkins and Robert Hand talk.

Inspirus Credit Union President and CEO, Scott Adkins, and Washington State Teacher of the Year, Robert Hand are featured in a video about the classroom grants.

Seattle-based Inspirus Credit Union is giving $80,000 to education throughout the month of October.

The credit union is giving $50,000 to teachers through the form of classrooms grants, along with an additional $30,000 that will go toward purchasing coats and warm clothing for underserved students to wear during the winter months.

“It’s givebacks like this that go to the core of our mission at Inspirus,” Inspirus Credit Union President and CEO, Scott Adkins said. “We believe that when we support students and teachers in education, we can create an environment where learning can thrive.”

With nearly 80,000 members in the credit union, Inspirus plans to give back $1 to education for each credit union member.

To kick-off the campaign, Inspirus Credit Union fully funded 11 education requests from teachers at Mount Vernon High School, with some help from Washington State Teacher of the Year Robert Hand.

“I’m thankful to work with so many amazing teachers who do everything they can every day to support every kid,” said Hand.

Classroom grants at Mount Vernon supported microscopes for veterinary science students to get hands-on clinical experience, and circuit electronic kits for students to explore the world of light, sound, movement, and robotics.

Throughout the month of October, Inspirus will fund classroom grants across the state that support the following school subjects:

  • Art
  • Science
  • Math
  • Financial literacy
  • Student warmth, care, and hunger

All three Inspirus branch locations are public drop-off sites accepting donations of gently used winter clothing.

“Many students in our district come to school with holes in their shoes because their parents cannot afford to buy them new shoes,” said Tukwila School District Communication Officer Rhonda Lee. “We’re so thankful that Inspirus and the local community is helping keep our kids warm.”

Inspirus is giving more than 300 coats to support students in the Tukwila School District.

Visit the credit union’s Facebook page to learn more and to watch the giving happen: https://www.facebook.com/InspirusCU.