Safe Harbor Credit Union observing youth month.

April 14, 2015

Kyle Gurzynski of Safe Harbor Credit Union recently visited Marlynn Gulembo’s 7th grade Personal Finance class to talk about the value of a dollar through Safe Harbor’s Financial Literacy learning.

LUDINGTON — Safe Harbor Credit Union is observing Youth Month by teaching area school children about their finances and about philanthropy. This year’s theme is “Wild About Savings.” Kyle Gurzynski, Safe Harbor Credit Union operations manager, said the local credit union is encouraging children to donate items to the Lakeshore Animal Shelter.

Children are being taught about personal finance and the role of a credit union and a cooperative. They also learning the job roles of credit union personnel.

Safe Harbor Credit Union, located at the corner of Tinkham Ave. and Nelson Rd., will also hold Wild About Savings events at its branch from April 20 to 24.

Anyone under the age of 18 who comes in and opens an account with Safe Harbor will receive a complimentary gift bag with spring toys and personal finance material. The branch is also a drop off for people to donate pet supplies and animal toys for Lakeshore Animal Friends.

“We will have a collection box within the lobby for our youth to come in and drop off supplies and for every item brought in they will have ticket entered into a drawing for a variety of amounts in gift cards,” Gurzynski said. “Every deposit — the amount doesn’t matter — for children under the age of 18 will get a chance to choose from prizes available in our box of goodies as well.”

The lobby will also be decorated throughout the week with snacks and refreshments on April 24. Drawings will also be held for the winners on April 24.

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