School Supply Drive Benefits Columbia Area Students

Friday, January 21, 2011

(N. CHARLESTON, S.C.) – January 21, 2011 – South Carolina Federal Credit Union presented the South Carolina Education Association in Columbia with the school supplies collected during its annual holiday project. Community, member and employee donations resulted in hundreds of pencils, pens, crayons, notebooks, folders, and paper for students to use in 2011.

"This is more than just off-setting the need of school supplies," said R. Scott Woods, President and CEO, South Carolina Federal Credit Union. "We're doing our part to help build our community's workforce now and in the future, which begins with the primary education available to our students."

The school supply drive ran from November 1 through December 17. South Carolina Federal branches served as collection sites for school supplies donated from the community, members and employees.

The drive supported the following benefactors: Teachers’ Supply Closet in Charleston; South Carolina Education Association in Columbia; and Plantersville Elementary School in Georgetown.

About South Carolina Federal

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is headquartered in North Charleston. More than 155,000 members own and belong to the not-for-profit financial cooperative, which has over $1.3 billion in assets. South Carolina Federal is a community-chartered credit union. Anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Dorchester, Berkeley, Charleston, Clarendon, Calhoun or Georgetown counties, and most of the Columbia area, is eligible to join. South Carolina Federal has 17 branches, and more than 75 ATMs throughout Charleston, Columbia, Georgetown and Manning. In 2008, South Carolina Federal for the second consecutive year was voted one of the Best Places to Work in the state. More information about South Carolina Federal can be found at or on the SiMPLE CENTS blog at

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Jessica Jackson
VP-Corporate Communications
South Carolina Federal Credit Union
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