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3rd Annual Piggy Bank Pageant Results


Winning Bank Picture Winning Piggy Bank Entry

This year’s Piggy Bank Pageant, a favorite event of Virginia Saves, was chock full of fun and inspiration.

Here’s how one finalist shared her savings plans:

“I want to save for college; I want to learn new things, become a doctor, and help people. When I grow up, I'm going to go back to Thailand, and teach people how to become a doctor for free, and build a university there.” 

Wow! Many other savers offered similar plans—with an eye on some very high goals. Some looked forward to a unique purchase of their own. Others were saving for the fun of it! 

As we celebrate and promote financial literacy initiatives in April each year, Virginia Saves appreciates the work by educators, community volunteers, and family to instruct on the benefits of saving.  These life lessons are important for all of us as we seek to help families and communities become financially fit. 

This year, 70 entries were received from ten communities in Virginia, including: Charlottesville, Dublin, Newport, Pearisburg, Pembroke, Portsmouth, Radford, Roanoke, and Virginia Beach. 

In addition to individual entries submitted directly to Virginia Saves, we would like to acknowledge the participation from these groups:

  • Beans and Rice, Radford
  • Beta Chi Omega Chapter Alpha Kapa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Roanoke
  • Community Housing Partners, Yorktown and Portsmouth
  • Eastern Elementary/Middle School
  • Girl Scout Daisy Troop #17
  • Greenstone on 5th Neighborhood Network Community Center, Charlottesville

Enjoy learning more about our winners by class at our Facebook page: Winners on Facebook

Virginia Saves and America Saves appreciate the support and sponsorship of BB&T, Virginia Housing Development Authority, and America Saves.

About Virginia Community Capital:
With offices in Christiansburg, Richmond, and Springfield, Virginia Community Capital (VCC) is dedicated to the prospect of building wealth for all through our lending, deposits, and advisory services. As a community development financial institution (CDFI), our mission is to offer innovative, flexible financial products designed to support housing and community development ventures, increase jobs, and encourage sustainable communities. In partnership with our for-profit bank, Community Capital Bank of Virginia (CCB), the non-profit VCC offers loan capital broader and more flexible than bank lending in low-to-moderate income communities in underserved geographies and markets. Learn more at  vacommunitycapital.org.