Support local students and teachers while collecting supplies for big schools

Big School Supply Drive now runs through Friday, August 5; community members are encouraged to donate new school items at any Greater Nevada Credit Union location to support students and teachers in the new school year.

As the start of the school year is fast approaching, Greater Nevada Credit Union started the Greater School Supplies Drive to support Nevada students, teachers, and schools by gathering the supplies needed for a successful school year. Many students lack the supplies needed to succeed in the classroom, and teachers often use personal funds to purchase them. The average K-12 teacher spends on average $750 of their own money to complete the supplies for their class, without reimbursement.

“Having the right school supplies makes it easier for students to learn,” said Danny DaLaRosa, director of development at Greater Nevada Credit Union. “Having children 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 very pleased that our members and the community are joining us in this important campaign. »

To participate in the Great Schools Supplies Drive, simply bring the new items from the list below to any Greater Nevada Credit Union location through Friday, August 5.

● Rules

● Carpet squares

● Scissors

● Highlighters

● Portable calculators

● Post-its

● Markers

● Pencils

● Pens

● Magnets

● Personal hygiene items (toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo)

● Color pencils

● Brushes

● Decorations

● Glue sticks

● Notepads

● Paper of all types (Construction, Ruled, Colored)

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