Financial Assistance programs Available to Union High School Students
Ways Businesses and Individuals Can Help Students
UConnect Resource Center
Located in the 200 building at Union High School
The resource center’s Care Closet offers a shopping-style food pantry for hungry students and their families. The food pantry’s location on campus is extremely accessible to students. This is especially helpful for students who are homeless or who don’t have transportation to another food pantry after school. In addition to food, the Care Closet also offers free clothing, personal hygiene items and school supplies. Students come to the resource center for these resources, peer tutoring, study hall, and a quiet testing space. This partnership has enabled UConnect to offer a larger quantity and selection of food items to students.
How you can help the UConnect Resource Center Food Donations: Granola Bars, Cup of Noodle, Crackers, Popcorn, Goldfish, Fruit Cups Clothing: New Underwear, New Socks, Gloves Personal Hygiene Items: Deororant & toothpase, Soap please no hotel samples Volunteer: Driving to other schools to drop off food, dropping off groceries to residents
The basic purpose of the InvestED Fund is to provide timely assistance to individual students who have needs that must be resolved in order to realize their full potential in school. Funds can be used for classroom needs (class fees, textbooks, technology), health needs (school accident insurance, general health/dental/eye/hearing services), personal needs (clothes, transportation, school, breakfast/lunch, grooming, etc.), special program fees (testing fees, applications, etc.), school activities not related to the classroom (clubs, activities, ASB card, uniforms, etc.), and sports activities (insurance, equipment, etc.). This program is open to any student in financial need. Our policy is to help with $35 per student per current school year as long as we have funds available.
How you can contribute to InvestED Tax deductible donations can be made at the Union High School ASB Office. InvestED is a 501 (c) (3) organization.
The Giving Fund
The UHS Giving Fund is organized to ensure that all students can experience high school to the fullest, and not have lack of money be a barrier to their success. In the modern public high school that serves diverse populations, some students are unable to pay for extra fees due to financial hardship. The UHS Giving fund provides the support to these students in the form of financial assistance during each school year. Contact your student’s counselor for more information on getting help.
How you can contribute to the Giving Fund
AmazonSmile: A program where Amazon donates .5% of the purchase price of eligible products to charitable organizations selected by our customers. Go to http://org.amazon.com, register, and choose Union High School Giving Fund. Happy shopping and know you are helping our students in need.
Fred Meyer Community Rewards: Go to https://www.fredmeyer.com/topic/community-rewards-4, and choose Union HS Giving Fund. Registering your card does NOT take away from any of your own personal rewards.
Cash Donations: To make a tax deductible cash donation make a check out to UHS Giving Fund, mail to Union High School Attention: Angella Shepard 6201 NW Fiberg-Strunk Street, Camas, WA 98607. A thank you letter with our tax id number will get mailed to you. You can also make a deposit at any IQ Credit Union Location. Contact the Giving Fund Coordinator for details.