Area businesses and nonprofit organizations will join in celebration of Tennessee Saves Week with a Pigs on Parade event. More than 40 partners have decorated piggy banks to motivate youth and adults to improve their savings habits.
According to June Puett, University of Tennessee Extension Agent, this is the fourth year for the contest. “Local business and organizations volunteer to decorate a piggy bank in an effort to promote financial literacy,” she said.
Businesses, nonprofits, and educational agencies decorate a piggy bank using any theme of their choice. The messages promote financial literacy and make the community aware of their interest in financial education.
Ms. Puett and the local Tennessee Saves coalition invite the public to vote for their favorite piggy bank during Tennessee Saves Week- March 6-13. They can vote online on Facebook.com/TennesseeSavesChattanoogaChapter. Go to the three Pigs on Parade albums: business, non-profit and education and vote by “liking” the favorite in each category.
They can also or vote in person at the free Chamber of Commerce Business Expo at the Convention Center on March 13, from 10-11:30 a.m.and 1-2:30 p.m. All voting ends at 2:30 p.m. on March 13, and winners are announced at 3 p.m. at the Expo.
Tennessee Saves coalition partners provide money management classes year round. Monthly classes are currently being offered to assist folks who can’t qualify for rental housing due to poor credit ratings. Contact the University of Tennessee Extension office in Hamilton County at 423 855-6113 for more information.
Tennessee Saves Week activities were funded by a Consumer federation of America grant from Bank of America. The University of Extension provides equal opportunity in programs and employment.