PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN ) — The OnPoint Community Credit Union gifted $10,000 to the Oregon Humane Society’s Humane Education program on Tuesday.
With this program, OHS educators go out to local schools to teach kids to respect, responsibility and compassion towards animals. In 2018 OHS visited 59 different schools, reaching more than 14,000 kids through their presentation.
“Oregon Humane Society has been a longtime favorite organization of both OnPoint employees and our members,” said OnPoint President and CEO Rob Stuart. “We are pleased to support them in a way that marries our passion for animals with our commitment to supporting educators and students.”
Not only are they donating money, but a team of On Point volunteers will be heading to the OHS shelter in September to learn more about the program’s impact and to help socialize cats and dogs.
“OnPoint was an ideal partner for us because it is so committed to supporting educational initiatives within the community,” said Sarah Yusavitz, Corporate Relations Officer at Oregon Humane Society. “OnPoint’s support will help to raise the profile of this unique education program that advances our mission to foster a more humane society.”