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'Financially Fit Day' Set For April 3
MADISON (2/15/13)--The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) is inviting credit union organizations to hold a "Financially Fit Day" on April 3 to kick off National Financial Literacy Month. The fundraising day is part of the campaign "Credit Unions Support Financial Education: Leading the Way to Financial Freedom."

Credit unions can hold fundraising days with members or staff on April 3 or throughout April, NCUF said. Donations will be split between NCUF and the state credit union foundation.

Fundraising ideas are included in a toolkit on the campaign website. It also includes other campaign resources such as optional pledge forms, sample newsletter articles, sign-up sheets, stickers, a flyer, a statement stuffer, wall pin-up templates, a YouTube video and Web buttons. Use the link.

Credit unions are also encouraged to leverage the campaign as part of a broader appeal to staff and members around financial education, said NCUF.

Donations will be split between NCUF and the credit union's state credit union foundation. Funds will support NCUF financial education programs such as Biz Kid$ and REAL Solutions and state credit union foundation financial education programs.

April is also National Credit Union Month. National Credit Union Youth Week, sponsored by the Credit Union National Association, will be April 21-27. This year's theme, "Savings Sleuth: Solve the Mystery," will draw in youth (and adults) with the fun of mystery and mustaches. CUNA offers a "Collect the Clues" kit of clue posters and activity sheets credit unions can pair up with prizes. Use the link.

CUNA also sponsors the National Youth Saving Challenge the entire month of April. The challenge rewards 10 savers each with $100 cash prizes.
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