PLEASANT HILL, CA, — Recently, Travis Credit Union launched and implemented a $1 million philanthropic initiative, which will disbursed to local organizations working to provide COVID-19 related relief to non-profits primarily focused on services in the areas of education, youth/family, food banks, and small business support.
The Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) was named as a recipient of this initiative, along with nearly 100 other non-profits in the counties of Contra Costa, Napa, Solano, Merced, and Yolo.
In determining the donation amount allocated for each agency, Travis Credit Union considered the organization’s total size, scope of service, statement of immediate needs, as well as all facets of support being offered to local individuals and families impacted by COVID-19. Receiving $30,000 from the initiative, CCCOE has begun identifying how best to support their students and educators during the Covid-19 outbreak.
“With this heartfelt donation, the CCCOE will be able to better meet the current technology needs of our students,” reports Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey. Mackey adds, “We will increase the purchase and distribution of Chromebooks, as well as provide access to additional WiFi ‘hot spots’ to our students as they learn their classroom lessons via distance learning.”
The CCCOE and Travis Credit Union have enjoyed a longtime partnership in assisting the county’s students and educators through the agency’s programs and services, including Teacher of the Year and College and Career Readiness programs.