One Backpack - Double the Impact
CO-OP is partnering with Yoobi to support the Spring Backpack Bundle Drive. Spring semester is the time of the year when supplies are running low in many schools, so it’s the perfect time of year for you to help them out! Supplies can be delivered to your credit union beginning in late February.
Our Fall 2017 campaign was a success and provided supplies to 1,300 students! CO-OP client credit unions that participated in the Fall campaign delivered 650 backpacks of supplies, along with financial literacy kits, to children in their local communities. In addition, Yoobi donated an equal number of items to high-need elementary schools across the U.S. through the Kids in Need Foundation, creating impact both locally and nationally.Sign up today!
Let CO-OP PURPOSE and socially driven school supply company Yoobi empower your credit union to help students in your community. With a $1,500 investment, you can give 50 backpacks to kids in your community to help them be prepared for school.
Once you sign up, your credit union will receive 50 backpacks and all the supplies to fill them. Invite your staff to a stuffing party to assemble the backpacks – an awesome team building opportunity giving you a hands-on opportunity to make a difference in your community. Then, you can decide where you’d like to donate the backpacks – such as schools, homeless shelters, organizations for foster kids, or Big Brothers Big Sisters of America – and deliver them. Plus, for every backpack kit you purchase, Yoobi will donate an equal number of supplies to the Kids in Need Foundation who will distribute the items on a national level.
CO-OP will also offer financial literacy resources. We’ll provide you with a financial literacy kit for the recipient organization, along with literature to include in each backpack that will direct students and their parents to a webpage with financial literacy materials for kids of all ages.
*Actual items may vary from what is pictured based on availability
Helping Credit Unions Connect with their Community
Here's what participants from the Fall campaign said about the program:
“Our Leadership Team gravitated to this opportunity almost immediately for the team building aspect, in addition to community assistance opportunity. I am very pleased to have CO-OP as a partner in supporting our mission as a credit union.”
Greg Strizich, president/CEO of Helena, Montana-based Helena Community Credit Union
“We delivered the backpacks and kit today to the school/class that won and had a blast! What a great idea and partnership – keep them coming!”
Erica Waetjen Beach, vice president of marketing for Lake Forest, California-based Eagle Community Credit Union
“It was an amazing feeling to be able to help little ones go back to school with the things they need to be successful.”
Jennie Gylock, marketing supervisor for Escanaba, Michigan-based Peninsula Federal Credit Union
Who is Yoobi?
Yoobi is an innovative school supply company selling kids' stationery, fun office supplies and other school, home and office essentials. Its name, meaning "one for you, one for me," denotes an initiative to match each item sold with a donation to a classroom in need. Find out more on at Yoobi.com.
Our partnership with Yoobi was hatched at THINK 15 when Yoobi founder and THINK keynote speaker Ido Leffler challenged CO-OP and the credit union community to partner up and help kids. Together, CO-OP and Yoobi presents credit unions the opportunity to help students thrive. It’s a simple, no-fuss way to positively impact both local and national communities.
Yoobi has directly impacted over three million kids
Recent research supported by CO-OP reveals that consumers favor mission-oriented organizations whose community-engagement efforts are naturally consistent with their business purposes. Reinforcing the stature of credit unions as trusted financial resources by promoting financial literacy in your community helps you build a distinctive competitive edge