About Fill the Canoe
In 2007, Red Canoe Credit Union facilitated its first Fill the Canoe school supply drive to help local kids in need to succeed throughout the school year. Since then, Red Canoe has matched each pound of school supplies donated by the community, pound-for-pound. With the help of our members, partners, local businesses, and friends, we've matched more than 147,000 pounds of school supplies to date!
In 2020, we are continuing to support local students in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. To best serve the unique needs of kids in each of our branch markets, we'll be "filling the canoe" with online monetary donations this year. Red Canoe will continue to match these donations dollar-for-dollar, up to 25% above what was donated in 2019. Our partner organizations in each community will receive 100% of online donations, along with Red Canoe's donation match, to use however is needed to provide students with the necessary tools to embrace learning in this new and changing education landscape.