So far, 62 banks have ordered 301 kits as of January 26. Remember, 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 in order for the books to be shipped by April, so order your free* kit today at


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