The Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA) will celebrate its sixth annual Power of Community Week April 17–22, 2023. Bank employees are engaged in their communities throughout the year, and this special week highlights the collective impact of Wisconsin’s banking industry. The WBA Power of Community Week highlights the relationships banks have with local residents, business owners, farmers, and community leaders. The WBA Power of Community Week coincides with Financial Literacy and Capability Month, Community Banking Month, and Volunteer Month.
Community service projects will be taking place around the state this week, ranging from park cleanups, housing builds, and Earth Day activities to food pantry collections, shred days at the bank, and more. WBA Power of Community also leads up to Teach Children to Save Day, April 27, 2023, which aims to build good financial habits among some of our youngest community members.
Bankers are thrilled to be back in person in K–12 classrooms on and around Teach Children to Save Day. The Wisconsin Bankers Foundation (WBF) — which has a mission to promote financial literacy and capability —. has provided lesson plans and 2,800 copies of the book Curious George Saves His Pennies as part of its “Reading Raises Interest” kit program.
“From helping families and small business owners achieve their financial goals to volunteering in community projects to donating to important local causes, Wisconsin banks are pillars in their communities,” said Rose Oswald Poels, president and CEO of the Wisconsin Bankers Association. “Bankers are very dedicated to being active members of the communities they call home.”
To learn more about the Power of Community Week (April 17–22, 2023) and to see a map of the volunteer activities of banks, visit www.wisbank.com/BanksPowerWI and follow the hashtag #BanksPowerWI on social media.