Long Beach, CA – September 27, 2017 – LBS Financial Credit Union partnered with three local school districts this summer to collect school supplies for the 2017-2018 school year. The Credit Union worked with ABC Unified School District, Bellflower Unified School District, and Long Beach Unified School District for its seventh annual Adopt-a-School Program to select a school and identify specific needs for each school.
The program was promoted during the summer months at five of their branch locations and via marketing efforts to encourage their members and employees to make donations. All of the items donated were delivered to the selected schools in the first couple weeks of the school year.
In addition to the donations from Credit Union members and the public, the Credit Union promoted the program internally to its employees and collected over $1,000. LBS Financial matched these donations in addition to other funds provided by the Credit Union. At the end of the summer, the Credit Union had over six thousand dollars to spend supplementing supplies for the three schools selected.
Long Beach Unified School District
The Long Beach Education Foundation helped the Credit Union select Thomas Edison Elementary School in Long Beach to participate for 2017. Administrators at Edison worked with the Credit Union to provide a wish list of items needed which included supplies for the classrooms.
The school accepted the donations the morning of Thursday, September 14, 2017. The donation included 5,000 sheets of neon cardstock, 5,000 sheets of white cardstock, 50,000 sheets of copier paper, 1,800 #2 pencils, 30 boxes of facial tissue, 500 glue sticks, 225 composition books, and hundreds of more supplies.
“Many thanks to the members and employees of LBS Financial for their generous donation of supplies to Edison Elementary School. The supplies will be put to good use. On behalf of the students, staff and parents of the Edison School community, we thank you for your kindness and support of teaching and learning!” said Edison Elementary School Principal, Ed Garcia.
Bellflower Unified School District
The Credit Union worked directly with administrators at Bellflower Alternative Education Center (BAE) in Bellflower to develop a wish list of school supplies.
LBS Financial delivered school supplies to BAE on September 12, 2017. The delivery included a Wii Game Console for their adaptive PE program, the complete program of “Mapping World History” which includes several books and atlases in addition to thousands of school and art supplies for their students.
“The entire staff at the Bellflower Alternative Education (BAE) Center thanks LBS Financial Credit Union for the generous donation of supplies, instructional materials, and recreational items for use at our school through the Adopt-a-School Program,” said Patrick Dixon, Principal at BAE. “I am certain the students will use and enjoy the variety of items from student supplies, maps and atlases, to a Wii electronic game player to be used for a variety of physical activities in P.E. class and social activities.”
ABC Unified School District
The Credit Union partnered with ABC Unified School District to select ABC Adult School as the 2017 recipient of donations. Dr. PaoLing Guo, principal of ABC Adult School, provided a wish list for the school.
The donation that was delivered on September 15, 2017 during their monthly community coffee event with students included 500 bags containing school supplies. Additional donations included 400 1” binders, 400 pocket sleeves for binders, 400 certificates, and additional supplies.
About LBS Financial Credit Union
LBS Financial, founded in 1935 as the Long Beach School District Employees Federal Credit Union, is a member-owned cooperative providing savings, checking, Visa®, money markets, certificates, IRA, insurance and investment services. LBS Financial also offers personal, vehicle, boat and home loans. Their field of membership encompasses fifty cities surrounding the greater Long Beach area, as well as Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange and San Diego Counties. They currently service over 120,000 members with six branch office locations, convenient electronic access (ATMs, online banking and mobile banking) and are part of the CO-OP ATM and Shared Branching Networks. LBS Financial Credit Union has over $1.3 billion in total asset