Supplies 4 Schools Supports Back-to-School Success


This year’s Supplies 4 Schools will assure that children who can’t afford needed and required school supplies will have a sense of belonging and readiness on their first day of school. Community members may drop off donated school supplies at any Mid Oregon Credit Union branch in:

  • Bend on corner of Olney Ave and 2nd Street
  • East Bend on Cushing Drive, south of Neff, off 27th
  • Redmond next to Bi-Mart
  • Madras at Fifth and “F” Streets
  • Prineville in front of Bi-Mart

School supplies can also be donated on Friday, August 5 at the Expo during the Deschutes County Fair. Mid Oregon Credit Union will have a donation cart near the main gate into the fairgrounds.

The most commonly needed items are high school back packs, Colored markers, spiral notebooks, 2-3” binders, graph paper, colored pencils, college ruled paper, 4 oz bottles of white glue, glue sticks, wide-ruled composition books, thin markers    , school supply boxes, bottles of hand sanitizer and pink erasers.

In Madras, Mid Oregon Credit Union is partnering with Mountain View Hospital to collect school supplies for Jefferson County students. For more information or to make a cash donation, please contact Kelly Richard of Mountain View Hospital at 541-460-4039, or

Donations for Deschutes County will be distributed by the Family Access Network (FAN). In Crook and Jefferson Counties the supplies will be delivered directly to the school districts for distribution. For more information about Supplies 4 Schools, visit or call 541-382-1795.


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