Back to school, with thanks to our business community!

The Corvallis business community steps up in so many ways to support students in our public schools!

We would like to give a big thank you to businesses that donate to specific¬†campaigns run by the CPSF, to local businesses that participate in the Scrip gift card program,¬†local businesses offering ‘dine out’¬†fundraisers and sharing a¬†percentage of sales, and also to businesses that provide for employees to participate¬†during the work day as school volunteers for literacy and mentoring programs.

We¬†are grateful to the supporters of the Foundation’s Spring 2013 campaign to fund high school summer programs. Business donors include: Hewlett Packard, CH2M Hill, Citizens Bank, Corvallis Radiology, First Tech Credit Union, Stover, Neyhart & Co., OSU Federal, Your Community Credit Union, Samaritan¬†Health Services, Korvis Automation, Sprick Roofing, and Coelo Company of Design.¬† Foundation donors included the Mario and Alma Pastega Family Foundation and the Simple Actions Family Foundation.¬†We are grateful for this investment in¬†high school students.

Thanks to restaurant businesses¬†that participate enthusastically in the popular “dine out” fundraising nights.¬†¬†Last year,¬†more than 13 local restaurants provided this fundraising opportunity to multiple schools and programs.¬† We also appreciate the business participants in the Scrip program, which generates hundreds of dollars for schools and supports many enhanced learning opportunities for students.

Umpqua Bank, a top 100 employer in Oregon, provides paid time off for Corvallis staff to volunteer in the classroom. Last year, multiple staff volunteered each week at Mt. View Elementary school, serving as reading mentors. The Corvallis branch also held a book drive to collect funds and new books for Mt. View, resulting in $600 in literacy materials for Mt. View students.

One of the most consistent business supporters of Corvallis public schools is Carol Lee Woodstock, owner of Woodstock’s Pizza.¬† Every day is a “dine out” day at Woodstocks. Customers simply ask their cashier to note which school or non-profit¬†they support on the back of their sales receipt and Carol Lee and staff tally those receipts one time annually.¬†5% of their annual sales are donated to schools and non-profit organizations through this program. Woodstocks also is the founding sponsor of the annual Spring for Kids Run, a benefit for the programs of the Corvallis Public Schools Foundation.

We thank our local businesses and encourage our parents and families to give these businesses your support and your business!