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CUs Invited to Hold a Casual Day on April 2 to Raise Funds for Financial Ed Efforts
Friday, February 28, 2014 6:50 AM

The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation is encouraging credit unions to hold a "Financial Fitness Day" fundraiser April 2, to kick off National Financial Literacy Month. This initiative will raise funds for the Cornerstone Foundation and the National Credit Union in support of their financial education initiatives.

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

  • 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 saving account as often as they choose.

Courtney Moran, executive director with the Cornerstone Foundation, encourages credit unions to get creative.

“You don’t have to limit yourself to the three activities listed above,” she says. “Financial Fitness Day is a great opportunity to have some fun and do something positive for your members and the community.”

For more information, please visit financialfitnessday.com. Included on the website are other campaign resources such as additional fundraising ideas, sample newsletter articles, sign-up sheets, stickers, flyer, statement stuffer, wall pin-up templates, sample tweets, web buttons, and more.

If your credit union plans to participate, please be sure to share what you’re doing with the Cornerstone Foundation. You may email Moran, at cmoran@cscuf.coop. You may also contact the Foundation, at (800) 953-8283.