Budget cuts, larger classrooms, low supplies… our local schools need your help.

City National’s 8th annual Back to School Drive helps provide students and their schools with backpacks and essential school supplies they need to succeed.

When you make a donation to City National’s literacy program, Reading is The way up®, City National will separately make a donation directly benefitting schools and organizations in the communities where we work and live. Simply donate to Reading is The way up® and City National Bank will match your donation with its own funds up to $22,500. We will then use the matched funds to buy and donate the backpacks and essential school supplies to schools and organizations in our communities. The more you donate to Reading is The way up® the more money from City National will be available to give away more backpacks. It’s a double benefit, your money goes to our literacy program and the bank’s match money goes to buy the backpacks and school supplies.

In celebration of Reading is The way up®’s 15th Anniversary, City National’s literacy program will also provide books for all recipient schools and organizations. To view the list of recipient schools and organizations City National will support, please click here. (pdf)

Your donation to Reading is The way up® through the California Community Foundation / Reading is The way up Fund (Tax ID# 95-3510055) will be tax-deductible. And thank you for your donation.

Questions or comments, please send an email to CNBGives@cnb.com.



HOW TO DONATE:

When you donate to Reading is The way up®, City National Bank will donate backpacks and essential school supplies to schools and organizations in our community.

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backpack

Each backpack costs $15 and includes these items inside:

• Pink Eraser • #2 Pencils, 12 pk
• Pencil Sharpener • Crayons, 24 pk
• Washable Markers • Pens, 6 black, 2 blue, 2 red
• Spiral Notebook • Scissors
• Ruler • 2-Pocket Folders
• School Glue • Glue Stick
• Filler Paper