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Education CU donates over $44,000 in Pocket Change Grants to area schools

by Cornerstone Credit Union League | Jan 09, 2020

For the tenth year in a row, Education Credit Union awarded Pocket Change Grants to area schools. The grants are made possible by ECU employees who donate money for the privilege of wearing jeans on Fridays, and ECU’s Board of Directors generously matched the employee’s donations.

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Since the Pocket Change Grants inception in 2009, ECU has donated more than $350,000 to school districts across the panhandle. In 2019, Education Credit Union donated $44,863.97. ECU’s annual Pocket Change Grant opens to area teachers in August. The grant is designed for teachers needing additional help prepping for the school year. The grant application closes in October, and grants are delivered before the Christmas holiday.

The items most requested by teachers were science equipment, musical instruments, library and classroom book sets, math manipulatives, cameras, and sensory tools.

About Education Credit Union
Education Credit Union has been serving the Texas Panhandle for 84 years and is dedicated to being the preferred financial provider through all stages of life. ECU is open to anyone living, working, worshipping, or going to school within a 10-mile radius of any of its six branch locations. Education Credit Union has a variety of services including checking accounts, savings accounts, loans, and the most advanced mobile products.

About Education Credit Union Pocket Change Grants
Education Credit Union began giving out Pocket Change Grants in 2009. The Pocket Change Grant awards up to $500 per request to help its Panhandle teachers provide additional items for their classrooms. The ECU Pocket Change Grant comes from contributions provided by the ECU Board of Directors and ECU employees.