HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Northwest Federal Credit Union recently published its second financial literacy book for children entitled “Westie’s Amazing Spectacular One-hundred Dollar Jar.” The book encourages children to save their money and explains how they can grow it through investing and earning dividends at their credit union.
The book was written and illustrated by members of Northwest Federal’s Marketing and Communications Department—AVP of Creative Services, Joelle Hahn, and Multimedia Designers Michelle Jackson and Catherine Turner. They drew inspiration from a variety of sources when writing and illustrating the book, including their own children. The team also created a video to show children and their parents how to make the “save, spend and share” jar labels from the Westie books. The jars provide an easy, interactive way to learn financial responsibility.
“We believe that teaching children to save their money and spend it wisely is the foundation for financial success,” said Northwest Federal’s Senior Vice President of Enterprise Outreach, Victoria Gillespie. “It is our goal to use these interactive books and videos to help our youth club members, and children in the community, develop good habits for saving, spending and sharing their money today and in the future.”
Northwest Federal’s Youth Club program offers four savings accounts tailored to ages birth-17, including incentives to save and special events. The credit union also has a charitable foundation offering college scholarships, mentoring, and youth outreach programs.
About Northwest Federal Credit Union
Northwest Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution ranking among the largest credit unions in Virginia and in the top 60 credit unions in the nation. Established in 1947 and headquartered in Herndon, Va., Northwest Federal's Why is to serve and inspire to transform lives. The Credit Union currently serves more than 250,000 members and has assets in excess of $3.3 billion. For more information, visit www.nwfcu.org or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.