In April, Ladysmith Federal Savings & Loan participated in two events that further showed their commitment to the communities they serve — WBA’s Power of Community Week (April 18–23) and Teach Children to Save Day (April 28).
During Power of Community Week, Ladysmith Federal had secure shred bins at their Ladysmith location during for customers to shred old paperwork or billing statements containing sensitive information. In addition, Ladysmith Federal staff not only planted trees in their local community but gifted Ladysmith and Flambeau Elementary students red oak trees to bring home to plant and brought them snacks during their Earth Day activities. Flambeau School board member, Joel Taylor, visited the students to show them how to take care of and plant their new trees.
For Teach Children to Save Day, Ladysmith Federal’s Financial Literacy Coordinator, Kat Detloff, visited Our Lady of Sorrows Elementary, Ladysmith Elementary, and Flambeau Elementary school students in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade. Detloff read the book “It’s a Habit, Sammy Rabbit!” written by Sam X Renick and illustrated by Juan Alvarado. Sammy learns from his Auntie Squirly that saving every day is a great habit that can really pay off in the future. Students discussed the story and learned about how important it is to save money, especially if they have a goal.