MADISON, Wis. (3/20/15)--It's time to gear up for another Financial Fitness Day, as the National Credit Union Foundation is again inviting credit union organizations to participate in the daylong fundraiser April 1 that kicks off National Financial Literacy Month and National Credit Union Youth Month.
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"This year, Financial Fitness Day happens to fall on April Fool's Day, but financial education is no joke," said Danielle Brown, foundation director of development and donor relations. "Financial education is a critical focus of many credit unions' outreach efforts in order to improve the financial well-being of their members and community."
To participate in the event, which raises funds for the foundation and for state credit union foundations in order to support their respective financial literacy initiatives, credit union organizations could hold one or more of the following fundraisers:
Resources for the various fundraisers can be found at financialfitnessday.com, including fundraising ideas, sample newsletter articles, sign-up sheets, stickers, flyers, statement stuffers, wall pin-up templates, sample tweets and web buttons.
Donations made during the day will be split evenly between the foundation and state credit union foundations.
"Save, spend, share--in a nutshell, that's our message during Youth Month," said Joanne Sepich, CUNA Youth Month coordinator. "It's a win-win when credit union staff and members help fund financial education."