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SECU joins N.C. governor’s office to kick off school supply drive

The Rockingham Housing Authority and partnering organizations gave out school supplies to more than 200 children Friday at Falling Creek Park. See video from the event on the RO's Facebook page.
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RALEIGH — State Employees’ Credit Union is pleased to announce that it is once again partnering with the North Carolina Governor’s Office for the annual Governor’s School Supply Drive. Supplies donated will help to ensure that students and teachers across North Carolina have what they need for a successful academic year.

This is SECU’s fourth year supporting the effort and serving as collection sites for the event. Donations will be accepted at its statewide network of 274 branches from August 1 through August 31.

Wish list items include paper of all types, pencils and pens, crayons and markers, dry erase markers, USB flash drives, spiral notebooks, sanitizing wipes, and tissues. Through a collaborative effort of local Communities In Schools affiliates, TeachNC, and the Governor’s Office, the collected supplies will be distributed to public schools in the county where they are received.

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“We are happy to assist with this important effort to support North Carolina teachers and students through the collection of much-needed classroom supplies,” said Jim Hayes, SECU president and CEO. “Not only does our presence in all 100 counties makes us a natural fit to serve as donation sites, the supply drive is a great demonstration of our credit union philosophy of ‘People Helping People.’”

“While you’re out shopping, consider buying some extra school supplies to donate,” said Gov. Roy Cooper. “Our teachers work so hard, and they shouldn’t have to dip into their pockets to cover the cost of classroom supplies that their students need.”

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