STCU Awards More Than $20,000 in Classroom Supply Grants

As active and passionate community partners in the areas they serve, credit unions know how hard local educators work to enrich the lives of their students. And they know how many teachers dip into their own pockets to purchase school supplies, materials for class projects, and other essential items for their classrooms.

Hard-working teachers in central and eastern Washington and northern Idaho are receiving $150 classroom supply grants as part of STCU’s efforts to welcome back staff for the school year.

The not-for-profit cooperative, which was founded by teachers in 1934, is honoring its roots by awarding the grants to 134 randomly drawn educators for a total of $20,100. Winners can spend their $150 grant on anything that will enhance students’ classroom experience, whether it’s a basic need or something special.

Continuing a long-time tradition, STCU also provided meals, refreshments, and door prizes at back-to-school events for educators and other staff in public school districts in eastern Washington and northern Idaho.

The online drawing for classroom supply grants was open to teachers, counselors, and similar classroom-based positions at public and private districts served by Washington ESDs 101, 123, and 171, or in the eight northernmost counties of Idaho. This is the eighth year that STCU has offered the grant drawings, which have been greatly expanded in recent years to include more recipients.

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