Hold a Casual Day on April 6 to Raise Funds for Financial Education

“Financial Fitness Day” Supports State & National Financial Education Programs

Credit union employees look for excuses to wear their favorite jeans to work. Here’s one that is a win-win for both your Northwest Credit Union Foundation (NWCUF) and the National Credit Union Foundation.

Credit union organizations are invited to hold a “Financial Fitness Day” fundraiser on April 6, 2016 to kick off National Financial Literacy Month and National Credit Union Youth Month™. This initiative will raise funds for the national Foundation and for the NWCUF.

To participate, credit union organizations should hold a Jeans or Casual Day fundraiser for staff on April 6.

“Holding a casual day for staff on April 6th is a fun and easy way to support for such an essential cause across the country,” said Danielle Brown, Foundation Director of Development and Donor Relations. “Financial education is a critical focus of many credit union’s outreach efforts in order to improve the financial well-being of their members and community. Your support ensures that the NWCUF, as well as the National Credit Union Foundation, can continue to provide you with more programs, grants and resources to help you improve your members’ lives.”

The campaign website can be found at financialfitnessday.com. Included on the website are other campaign resources such as additional fundraising ideas, sample newsletter/blog articles, sign-up sheets, supporter sticker and wall pin-up templates, sample tweets and social media images (such as “memes”), web buttons and banners, and more.

“The theme this year for Youth Month is ‘Credit Union Strong,’ which is all about showing young members why credit unions are the number one place for financial fitness,” said Jeremiah Tucker, Youth Month Coordinator for the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). “Kicking off with a Financial Fitness Day is a great tie-in to this theme. More so, we encourage you to position your credit unions as a source of financial strength all month long, where staff members serve as personal trainers to get kids in top financial shape.”

Donations made as part of the initiative will be split 50/50 between the Foundation and the Northwest Credit Union Foundation. The donations can be made at financialfitnessday.com

Questions about this story? Contact Lynn Heider: 503.350.2225, lheider@nwcua.org.

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