Some Cerritos middle school students have more supplies this week thanks to a recent donation by a local organization.
The donation by LBS Financial Credit Union included 10,000 sheets of copy paper, 20 fully supplied backpacks, 3,000 sheets of construction paper, hundreds of #2 pencils and 636 erasers. There were also other items included, like hand sanitizers, 3-ring binders, pencil bags, tissue boxes, rulers, colored pencils and more, according to a press release shared with Patch by the organization.
"Haskell STEM Academy is deeply grateful for the beautiful array of school supplies that LBS Financial Credit Union donated to our school,” said Camille Lewis, principal of Haskell STEM Academy. “Haskell students will greatly benefit from the community's generosity and partnership in student achievement.”
The donation was delivered on Sept. 12 to the ABC Unified school.
All supplies were made possible thanks to a summer drive hosted by the credit union, in which members and employees donated items to the cause. Employees also donated more than $1,000, which was matched by the union dollar for dollar.
"At the end of the summer, the Credit Union had a few thousand dollars to spend supplementing supplies for the three schools selected," LBS Financial's Marketing VP Heather Summers said in the press release.
In addition to the Cerritos school chosen, donations were also made to Jordan Plus in Long Beach and Las Flores Educational Center in the Bellflower Unified School District, according to Summers.