Thursday, April 28, 2016

Credit Union ONE Celebrates Youth Month with the Ferndale Area District Library

Local children make
duct tape wallets during a craft
activity at the library. 
Credit Union ONE partnered with the Ferndale Area District Library to host a series of money-themed events for local children and their families. The events were designed to teach children of all ages about the value of money, the importance of saving, and the difference between a want and a need.

Children worked together and with
volunteers to measure, cut, and tape
during the arts and crafts event.  
Three events were held at the library during the final week of April, which is recognized as Money Smart Week by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. April is also National Credit Union Youth Month and National Financial Literacy Month.

Credit Union ONE staff volunteered to help with the activities, which included an arts and crafts session where children made duct tape wallets, a story time featuring money-themed children’s books, and a price guessing game.

“We were honored to partner with the Ferndale Library to host these events for the community,” Judi Desilets, Director of Corporate Events for Credit Union ONE said. “Smart money habits start at a young age, and we believe it’s never too early to start a conversation about financial responsibility." 

Library staff worked with volunteers to host
a family story time, featuring money-themed
children's books.
Middle school-aged children won prizes for
accurately guessing prices during a
"The Price Is Right" style game.