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Education CU donates $41K in 'Pocket Change' grants to area schools

Jan 04, 2019
For the ninth year in a row, Education Credit Union has awarded Pocket Change Grants to schools, this year donating $41,903. The grants are made possible by ECU employees who donate money, at their discretion, for the privilege of wearing jeans on Fridays, and the ECU board directors generously match the employees' donations.

For the ninth year in a row, Education Credit Union has awarded Pocket Change Grants to schools, this year donating $41,903. The grants are made possible by ECU employees who donate money, at their discretion, for the privilege of wearing jeans on Fridays, and the ECU board directors generously match the employees’ donations.

ECU’s annual Pocket Change Grant is opened annually in August to area school teachers in need of additional help prepping for the school year. The grant application closes in October, and grants are delivered before the Christmas holiday. Grants are awarded up to $500 per teacher. Since inception of the program in 2009, ECU has donated more than $305,906 to teachers across the Panhandle.

The most requested items for classrooms were science equipment, musical instruments, library and classroom book sets, math manipulatives, document printers, cameras, and sensory tools.

About Education Credit Union
Education Credit Union has been serving the Texas Panhandle for more than 80 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.