MANSFIELD, Texas--(Texas Trust paid participating schools 15 cents each time a card was used.)--High schools within four North Texas school districts were the beneficiaries of nearly $110,000 from Texas Trust Credit Union's Spirit Debit Reward card. More than 725,000 debit card purchases were made with Spirit Debit Reward cards between August 2011 and July 2012.
“The Spirit Debit Reward Card has been a great tool to help us raise money for the classroom, without requiring any extra effort or work.”
Participation was so strong that the Spirit Debit Reward program exceeded its reward goal by $35,000, or nearly 50 percent. Each school received a reward check monthly for the preceding month's purchases, so they had the money to spend throughout the year, rather than having to wait for a single payout. The program boasts more than 4,188 Spirit Debit cardholders, consisting of parents, students, teachers, and faculty of the participating schools.
Grand Prairie ISD, with four high schools, received $41,540. Mansfield ISD, with five high schools, received $31,073. Cedar Hill ISD received $27,000, generated from cardholders representing the district's only high school. Athens High School in Henderson County, smallest of the school districts, earned $10,252 for the year.
"Texas Trust is an invaluable community partner. The credit union is continuously working with us to find creative ways to support our students, faculty, and schools," said Dr. Bob Morrison, Superintendent of Mansfield ISD. "The Spirit Debit Reward Card has been a great tool to help us raise money for the classroom, without requiring any extra effort or work."
Any Texas Trust member can become a Spirit Debit cardholder by signing up and selecting a school of their choice to receive the cash reward based on the individual cardholder's purchases. Cardholders receive a student-designed Spirit Debit Card representing that school. Each time the card is used to purchase goods or services, the designated school will receive 15 cents.
Texas Trust has extended the Spirit Debit Reward program for another school year. The Reward program is open to high schools or school administrations within Dallas, Tarrant, Henderson and parts of Ellis and Johnson counties.
About Texas Trust Credit Union
Texas Trust is one of the largest credit unions in North Texas and the 21st largest in Texas. It has been operating for more than 75 years. As a full-service financial institution, Texas Trust offers checking, savings, mortgages, credit cards, CDs, Money Market accounts, IRAs, and investment and insurance services. Its business services include SBA and conventional loans, electronic payment cards, checking and money market accounts, merchant card processing, online banking, insurance, and the Employee Solutions Network. With 58,000 members and assets of more than $721 million, Texas Trust operates in Dallas, Tarrant, and Henderson counties, as well as parts of Ellis and Johnson counties. Texas Trust has eight branches located in Mansfield, Grand Prairie, Arlington, Cedar Hill, and Athens. For more information, visit www.TexasTrustCU.org. Texas Trust is a federally insured financial institution. Deposits up to $250,000 are insured by the full faith of the federal government through the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).