Redwood Credit Union Gets in the Savings Game!


Robin McKenzie/Sr. Vice President, Marketing & Public Relations

(707) 576-5270 / 1(800) 479-7928, ext. 5270 /


Redwood Credit Union (RCU) recently participated in National Credit Union Youth Week, an annual event of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) to promote smart saving habits and money skills for children and teens. RCU’s Credit Union Youth Week activities included free seminars for kids, teens, and their families, a coloring contest, fun giveaways and informational handouts on smart money management at the Credit Union’s 15 branch locations. RCU’s Youth Account Members were also encouraged to make a deposit into their Youth Account during Youth Week for a chance to win $100 in the RCU Savings Challenge.

During Credit Union Youth Week, RCU welcomed more than 50 new youth Members to the cooperative, and took in more than 900 deposits into youth accounts, totaling over $211,000.

“Engaging young Members with fun opportunities like Credit Union Youth Week is the first step in helping them develop responsible money habits at a early age, which will benefit them for a lifetime,” said Lee Alderman, Assistant Vice President of Educational Development at RCU.

The RCU Youth Accounts program is divided into two groups: Jr. Rangers, for children through age 12, and Jr. Partners for teenagers 13-17. Both age groups receive dividends on the funds they save, a free gift when opening an RCU savings account, quarterly educational and fun newsletters, online account access, and access to fun online games, stories, blogs and educational content through CUNA’s Googolplex module at

Now celebrating its 60th year, Redwood Credit Union is a full-service financial cooperative with 15 branch locations throughout the North Bay. RCU offers a wide array of value-added financial products and services for individuals and small businesses, including checking accounts, comprehensive savings and investment products, consumer and real estate loans, free home banking, investment services, retirement planning, and a variety of electronic services including online loan applications and bill pay. Redwood Credit Union serves nearly 150,000 Members with $1.7 billion in assets. Membership is available to anyone living or working in the eight North Bay, CA counties of Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, Mendocino, Lake, Napa, Contra Costa and Solano. For more information, please call (707) 545-4000 or 1 (800) 479-7928 or visit

More News