PAY IT FORWARD: Silsbee ISD receives big donation from Education First Program
January 24, 2024 - Education First Federal Credit Union is helping area school in Southeast Texas and Silsbee ISD is one of them. It's with its program 'Paying it Forward.' According to EFFCU, each time a member borrows with them, the credit union makes a cash donation to a school/campus of the members choice. These funds are unrestricted and can be used for special initiatives, programs or equipment.
Silsbee ISD has been a part of this program for years and has received hundreds of dollars. This year, the district received more than $2,500. Each SISD campus received a portion of the money and can spend how they see fit. In the past, Silsbee ISD has used the money to fund different programs and for staff appreciation.
"We are extremely grateful to Education First Federal Credit Union and to all those who chose Silsbee ISD. We are very fortunate to have this support for our students, staff and the district as a whole," said Kelsey Johnson, Director of Communications.
This year, EFFCU donated more than $57,000 to 144 area schools and have donated more than $402,000 since this program began in 2014.
*Photo credit goes to Education First Federal Credit Union