We're Paying It Forward

Cash donations to local schools

Used for special initiatives, programs or equipment

Borrow from us and we'll donate to a school of your choice.

Want to raise money for your favorite school? Every time you open a loan with us, we'll make a cash donation to the school or campus of your choice* as a way to pay it forward.


This program gets high marks for making a positive impact.

Educational opportunities enrich children's lives and benefit everyone in our Southeast Texas communities. We believe in the power of education - it's rooted in our values and at the heart of our existence. We're proud of our local schools and thrilled to present this opportunity to all members. There's no better feeling than making a difference in your community. To show our appreciation and support of our local schools, we have donated more than $345,000 since this program began in 2014, and are proud to say that together, we're Paying It Forward!

Here's how it works.

Each time a member borrows with us, we make a cash donation to a school/campus of the members choice.* These funds are unrestricted and can be used for special initiatives, programs or equipment. Each January, the aggregate donation is presented to the administrator for each campus. That means each loan makes a difference in your community.

This year we donated over $56,000 to 144 schools in Southeast Texas!  Want to know how schools have used the funds they have received? Take a view minutes to see how Silsbee High School used the funds their received in 2021, or any of our other videos to see how these donated have benefited your schools, in your communities! 

* Some restrictions and requirements may apply. Speak to an Education First representative for more information. Classroom Cash is not eligible for this promotion.