MCCU Holding Summer Savings Challenge for Area Youth
Marshall Community Credit Union is holding its first annual Summer Savings Challenge. The Summer Savings Challenge is open to all area youth age 5-15 who attend any one of MCCU’s partner schools, including: Gordon Elementary, Hughes Elementary, Mar Lee, Marshall Academy, Marshall Middle School, Walters Elementary and Wattles Park Elementary.
“During the school year we operate our student-run credit union branches in these area schools and we encourage kids to not only open their own savings account, but to start making deposits and begin saving their money,” said Andrea Tucker, MCCU’s Financial Education Coordinator. With the credit union’s CU In School program, student members are incentivized to make these deposits at school by earning prizes and rewards throughout the school year. “What we’ve found, is that many of these kids want to keep making their weekly deposits throughout the summer months, too. And we certainly don’t want to discourage that. So, to encourage them to come in and continue to make those deposits, we started our Summer Savings Challenge,” continued Tucker.
To be entered to win one of the monthly prizes (a $25 savings deposit), or the grand prize (an Amazon Fire 7” Tablet with case), MCCU members simply have to visit either branch location and make a deposit into their savings account. The more deposits you make, the more chances you’ll have to win. The challenge runs all summer long, through Aug. 31.
“We’ve already held our monthly June drawing, but there is still plenty of time to get in and make a deposit to be entered to win one of our other two monthly drawings and of course the grand prize…the Amazon Fire Tablet!” said Tucker.