Credit unions invited to hold a casual day on April 2 to raise funds for financial ed efforts

(March 6, 2014) — The National Credit Union  Foundation (NCUF) is inviting credit union organizations to hold a “Financial  Fitness Day” fundraiser on April 2, 2014 to kick off National Financial  Literacy Month. This initiative will raise funds for NCUF and state credit  union foundations in support of their financial education initiatives.

To participate, credit union  organizations can hold one (or more) of the following fundraisers on 4/2/14:

  • 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.

“Americans spend months  getting their physical health into shape as part of their New Year’s  resolutions,” said Danielle Brown, NCUF Director of Development and Donor  Relations. “Kicking off National Financial Literacy Month in April, Financial  Fitness Day is dedicated to helping members get their financial health in  shape. Credit unions are perfectly suited to do so and we hope your  organization will hold a fundraiser such as a casual day on April 2nd  to support these efforts.”

The campaign website can be  found at 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.

“Financial Fitness Day is a  simple way for credit union organizations to make an impact on state and  national financial education efforts,” noted Christopher Morris, NCUF Director  of 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 50/50 between NCUF and the state credit union  foundation in which the donation was made. The donations can be made at �

About the National Credit Union Foundation (
The National Credit Union Foundation is the US credit  union movement’s primary national philanthropic program provider, fundraiser  and grant-maker, working to help consumers achieve financial freedom through  credit unions. Through NCUF grants and programs, credit unions provide  widespread financial education, create greater access to affordable financial  services, and empower more consumers to save, build assets, and own homes.

NCUF is funded primarily by investments in the  award-winning Community Investment Fund (CIF) and by generous Supporters led by the Credit  Union National Association and CUNA Mutual Group.  All NCUF donors provide support that empowers  NCUF and state credit union foundations to make financial freedom achievable  through credit unions.

The National Credit Union Foundation is a  501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. NCUF continues to  earn the Better Business Bureau seal of approval as an “Accredited Charity” for meeting all 20 BBB Wise  Giving Alliance Standards for national  charities.

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