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BrightStar Gives Back To Students In Need

Posted at 11:40 AM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 11:40:55-04

Every year, many Broward families can't afford to provide their children with the most basic school supplies.

BrightStar Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in South Florida, is stepping in to help.

"We've partnered with the Broward Education Foundation as a drop off point for the school supply drive and we provide supplies to many Broward students throughout the school year. We're big advocates of education, of course, because they are shaping our future. So we've been participating in this for a little over 12 years," said Dustin Jacobs, VP of Marketing at BrightStar.

Since 2011, Broward Education Foundation School Supplies Center has helped more than 600,000 students.

The drive is a community effort between the foundation, the public and local businesses. So if you want to help, you can!

"We would love for anyone from the community to come to any of our BrightStar Credit Union locations. There are drop boxes in those locations that you can provide school supplies. They're looking for notebooks, markers, erasers, glue, gluesticks. ," said Jacobs.

Donations will be accepted until Friday, August 16th . If you want to make a difference, head to

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