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MO Credit Unions Invited to Raise Funds for Financial Ed Efforts

Missouri’s credit unions are encouraged to participate in the National Credit Union Foundation’s (NCUF) Financial Fitness Day fundraiser on April 2 to kick off National Financial Literacy Month. The initiative will raise funds for both NCUF and the Missouri Credit Union Charitable Foundation (MCUCF) in support of their financial education initiatives. 

To participate, credit union organizations can hold one or more of the following fundraisers on April 2, 2014:

  • Jeans or Casual Day for staff
  • Bake Sale for staff and/or members
  • Deduct or Donate a Buck – Ask staff and/or members to consider a voluntary contribution of $1 or more either in cash as they complete their transaction and/or deducting from their checking or savings account as often as they choose.

“Financial Fitness Day focuses on the importance of getting members’ finances into shape,” says Maria Langston, MCUCF executive director. “Credit unions are already dedicated to the financial well-being of their members, and Financial Fitness Day is a perfect way to raise funds for financial education efforts on a state and national level.”

Learn more about Financial Fitness Day here. This website includes resources, such as additional fundraising ideas, sample newsletter articles, sign-up sheet, stickers, flyer, statement stuffer, wall pin-up templates, sample tweets, web buttons and more.

“Financial Fitness Day is a simple way for credit union organizations to make an impact on state and national financial education efforts,” says Christopher Morris, director of NCUF’s Communications. “With the campaign toolkit and templates, we’ve tried to make it as easy as possible to participate.”

Donations made as part of the initiative will be split between NCUF and MCUCF. The donations can be made here.

Caption: The Financial Fitness Day cloud stickers and cutouts are available on the Financial Fitness Day website.