Rivermark Helps Donate Supplies for IRCO's School Supply Drive
Rivermark Community Credit Union is committed to engaging and investing in the communities we serve. Over the years, we have continued to invest and build our outreach in Oregon (and now Washington!) communities, partnering with results-driven non-profit organizations and pairing needs with compassionate action.
One of the organizations that Rivermark is very active with is the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) and their School Supply Drive to help the Oregon community. The IRCO School Supply Drive provides children with school supplies for the new school year, whether they are going in-person or studying virtually. Every year many families struggle to afford the rising cost of materials needed to ensure scholastic success, so Rivermark has worked hard in conjunction with IRCO to help raise additional funds and resources for children in need.
IRCO is a nonprofit organization that supports immigrants and refugees in Oregon. Started in 1976 for refugees by refugees, they are dedicated to the success of our community by providing education, training, employment opportunities, legal services, resettlement assistance, healthcare access and cultural celebrations for all people.
This year, Rivermark Community Credit Union partnered with IRCO to collect donations for students across our region. Rivermark members who are local to the Hawthorne and Tualatin branches showed their generosity in giving this year, and we are grateful to all our members who donated this year. In addition to the physical donations, our staff also ran an internal donation challenge that raised another $695 for IRCO!
Here are the supplies that Rivermark members and employees donated this year:
- 15 Backpacks
- 8 pairs of shoes
- 51 items of clothing
- 160 pens (16 ten-packs)
- 10 Boxes of colored pencils
- 11 Pencil boxes
- 10 Glue Sticks- (5 x 2packs)
- 20 packs of notebook paper
- 200 pencils (5 x 40packs)
- 10 boxes of markers (ten-packs)
- 20 Folders
- 5 packs of erasers
- 10 boxes of 24 crayons- (10 x 24packs)
- 20 pairs of scissors (10 x 2-packs)
- 5 pairs of earbuds
Thank you again to the amazing Rivermark community in coming together to make this a memorable event for IRCO! Your generosity will help so many children in our community thrive this year!
To learn more about IRCO and their impact on the Oregon community, visit their website at www.irco.org