First Financial Bank (Nasdaq: FFBC) will celebrate National Financial Literacy Month in April with a book drive and financial literacy outreach at each of its financial centers in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. even in 216 S. 4the Street in Watseka. The financial centers will collect books of any kind from April 18 to 30, to be donated to local community organizations such as schools, libraries and churches, according to information from the bank.
“Financial education is the foundation for a prosperous community and economic stability,” said Roddell McCullough, director of corporate responsibility for First Financial Bank. “Education is so important that we established it as a key pillar in our ALIVE strategy to help meet the needs of low- and moderate-income communities. That is why we are so proud to work with local organizations in each of our communities to promote literacy, and specifically financial education, for all.”
First Financial’s ALIVE strategy provides access to banking services and capital, loans in communities, investments in local activities, inclusion and empowerment, volunteering of time and education through the facilitation of financial education.
In each of its financial centers, First Financial also provides a list of books and articles that support the growth of financial literature for all ages. From “Bunny Money” for elementary students to “The Total Money Makeover” for adults, the list of 11 titles will be useful to people, regardless of whether they are saving in a piggy bank or managing credit card debt.