MIDDLETOWN, Pa.(4/1/16)--Mid-Atlantic Corporate FCU, Middletown, Pa., and several central Pennsylvania credit unions have come together to help create a new book that teaches children about financial literacy through the eyes of the world’s most famous square dog, Boxcar Indy.
A leadership book, “Boxcar Indy Goes to Doggy World,” chronicles Boxcar Indy’s journey to save enough money to take his family to Doggy World. Through hard work and help from his credit union, Boxcar Indy learns how to handle money responsibly.
“Our goal with ‘Boxcar Indy Goes to Doggy World’ is to show kids that saving money and investing is achievable,” said Jay Murray, Mid-Atlantic Corporate president/CEO. “By providing financial literacy tools like this one, credit unions can help children--our future members--learn to manage their finances, but in a fun way.”
Today, AmeriChoice FCU, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Belco Community CU, Harrisburg, Pa.; Members 1st FCU, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and Pennsylvania State Employees CU, Harrisburg, Pa., will debut “Boxcar Indy Goes to Doggy World” in their branches. They will also hold community events, with appearances by Boxcar Indy, throughout the next few months to promote the book.
“Working with the credit unions has been a great experience,” said Tracey C. Jones, author of “Boxcar Indy Goes to Doggy World” and president of Tremendous Leadership. “With their support, we were able to take the idea of a financial literacy book and turn it into something that kids will really benefit from and enjoy.”