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05-02-2010, 09:39 AM
We Teach Children to Save April – July 31, 2010

Okaloosa $aves “Teach Children to Save” program, kicks off each year in April. Any child or youth 18 or younger who sets a savings goal and makes a deposit(s) into a saving account (Existing or New Account) from April to July 31, 2010 becomes eligible to win a $100 savings bonds, donated by N.E.W. Corporation.

Visit your local financial institution, make a deposit, and complete an entry form. Local banks and credit unions participating in “Teach Children to Save 2010” include:

Beach Community Bank
Eglin Federal Credit Union
First City Bank
First National Bank of Crestview
Okaloosa County Teachers Credit Union
Premier Community Bank

“Start saving young! Every penny today becomes a dollar tomorrow,” says Donna Kidney, Senior VP at First City Bank and Okaloosa Saves Chair. “Teach Children to Save” program has encouraged 845 children to deposit over $109,378 into savings accounts over the last five years!” Many groups are promoting savings and this project. Others are welcome to join us. For additional information on Okaloosa $aves or this project, visit http://okaloosasaves.org or call 689-5850 or 729-1400, ext. 5850. Okaloosa $aves is part of the national initiative America Saves http://americasaves.org and coordinated locally by the University of Florida/IFAS Extension in Okaloosa County.