Oregon State Credit Union donates PCs to Boys & Girls Club

Oregon State Credit Union has donated 10 of their gently-used computers to the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis for use in the club’s computer lab.

Jim Patterson Exec VP Chief Communications Experience Officer, Oregons State Credit Union

Above: Oregon State Credit Union Systems Administrator Joe Neelands presents Helen Higgins, Corvallis Boys and Girls Club CEO, with 10 HP Elite personal computers on Aug. 15. These will be placed in the club’s computer lab to replace some older computers that had been donated by Oregon State Credit Union several years ago.

Donation benefits the community

Helen Higgins, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club, said the donation will benefit the broader community by contributing to a more skilled workforce. “The computers donated by Oregon State Credit Union will enhance our STEM programs for youth, including our coding and design classes to build a skilled, local workforce.”

The computers have been refurbished, and are ready for immediate use. These will replace a set of computers the credit union donated to the club several years ago.

Part of "people helping people"

Oregon State Credit Union President and CEO Richard Hein explained that this donation is in-line with the credit union philosophy of ‘People helping people.’

“Contributing to the communities we serve is part of who we are,” Hein said. “Anything we can do to improve education and literacy in our communities is good for the community and good for the kids at the club.”

In 2018, the credit union’s philanthropic efforts exceeded $217,000.

About the credit union

Oregon State Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative, open to anyone who lives or works in 24 western and central Oregon counties.

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