Did you know the Wisconsin Bankers Foundation (WBF) offers a complimentary community outreach tool to every WBA member bank branch? It’s true! During financial literacy month last April, the WBF shipped over 300 Reading Raises Interest Kits to banks across the state. Bankers then used the kits to conduct nearly 400 presentations to children about the importance of saving and spending wisely.

The kits are an easy way to get involved in financial literacy efforts in your community, and contain everything you need in order to conduct a classroom presentation at a local school. This year’s kit features the book A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams, a story in which a young girl and her family save money in a jar to buy a chair after their furniture is destroyed in a fire, demonstrating strategies for saving along the way. The kit also contains a downloadable lesson plan and activity instructions appropriate for 1st and 2nd grade students and a customizable handout for students to take home as well as other resources.

All kit orders must be received by March 2, 2018 in order for the books to be shipped by April, so order your free* kit today at www.wisbank.com/ReadingRaisesInterestKits!

Please direct questions to Mike Semmann at msemmann@wisbank.com. 

*You can help keep the kits free with your tax-deductible donation to the Wisconsin Bankers Foundation.