School Success Backpack Donation Program
Thanks to the generosity of our members and credit union partners, we provide a brand new backpack and school supplies to our Youth Members each year as a membership benefit! Eligibility to receive a backpack and school supplies is simply to have a Youth Account at Cutting Edge.
Our 2023 backpack distributions events will be held:
Lewiston Branch – July 17 through 21
Milwaukie Branch – August 14 through 18
Every Youth Member who stops by the branch to pick out their backpack and supplies will also earn an entry into a drawing for one of two Lenovo Ideapad 3 Chromebooks! See our full contest rules for details.
Not a Youth Member yet? Contact us to get started!
Your donations make a difference!
You can help our Youth Member community, ensuring they have a successful school year by donating cash or new school supplies! Cutting Edge provides a stylish new 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:
- Glue sticks
- 24-pack of Crayola crayons
- 12-pack of #2 pencils
- Pink Pearl erasers
- Spiral notebooks (wide or college ruled)
- Composition notebooks (wide or college ruled)
- Kid-safe scissors
- Crayola Washable Water Colors
Optional items needed include:
- Pencil boxes or pouches
- Package of low-odor dry erase markers
- Kleenex or facial tissues
- Ear buds
- Lunch boxes
- Protractors or compasses
You can also download a shopping list here.
*Backpacks available while supplies last on a first-come, first-served basis.