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:
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.