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School Success Backpack Donation Program

It’s almost time to head back to school! If you are a Youth Member at Cutting Edge, you are invited to pick up your free backpack and school supplies* during our designated safety hours at each branch location. Tables will be set up in the parking lot to allow social distancing for families picking up their backpacks.



Eligibility to receive a backpack and school supplies is simply to have a Youth Account at Cutting Edge.

Not a Youth Member yet? Contact us to get started!

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking safety precautions very seriously and ask that you practice safe social distancing and bring the minimal number of people necessary to visit the credit union. Thank you for your cooperation!


You can also help our youth member community, ensuring they have a successful school year by donating cash or new school supplies! Cutting Edge provides a stylish, name-brand backpack* to every school-aged youth member – and we need your help to stuff them with the school supplies they need.

Please consider donating cash or new, unused school supplies at your local branch. You may also contact the credit union to make a donation directly from one of your Cutting Edge accounts so you never have to leave your home! A suggested donation of $30 provides a youth member with a backpack filled with school supplies, but any donation amount is welcome and greatly appreciated!

Supplies needed for each backpack include:

Optional items needed include:

You can also download a shopping list here.


*Backpacks available while supplies last on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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