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HCFCU Presents Free Youth Month Events

April 16, 2018, 3:33 PM HST (Updated April 16, 2018, 3:33 PM)
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Parents who want their teens to get a head start on financial independence and planning for the future may take part in Hawai‘i Community Federal Credit Union’s (HCFCU) National Credit Union Youth Month events.  All of HCFCU’s branches will encourage youth to open savings accounts and to make deposits by offering a range of fun family events. Every new youth account opened, or a deposit into a current youth account, includes an automatic entry to win a range of grand prizes.  For more information visit www.HiCommFCU.com, email youthmonth@hicommfcu.com or call (808) 930-7700.

“A 2017 national survey found that almost 60% of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings, and almost 40% had none,” said HCFCU Youth Services Coordinator Kristy Akao.  “These events, along with our high school credit unions, help keiki and teens understand the importance of being in charge of their money.”

 HCFCU’s Youth Month event schedule and locations are as follows:

Honoka‘a Branch:

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2 to 4 p.m.: Face Painting, Refreshments, and a Create-A-Bank Contest! (submit entries by April 27)

Kailua-Kona Branch:

  • Wednesday, April 18, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Home Depot Workshop
  • Wednesday, April 25, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.: Fire Truck & Ambulance Visit

Kaloko Branch

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2:30 to 5 p.m.: Keiki ID & Fire Truck Visit

Kealakekua Branch: 

  • Wednesday, April 18, 1 to 3 p.m.: Slime Demonstration, Lava Lamp Making, Face Painting, Magnetic Fishing Game, Coloring Station and Snacks
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Kohala Branch:

  • Friday, April 27, All Day: Coloring Station, Photo Booth and a Create-A-Bank Contest! (submit entries by April 30)
  • Friday, April 27, 2 to 6 p.m.: Keiki ID
  • Friday, April 27, 3 to 6 p.m.: Games, Science Center, Face Painting and Tattoos

Hawai‘i Community Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, federally insured financial institution owned by its 40,000 members.  HCFCU’s branches are located in Honoka‘a, Kailua-Kona, Kaloko, Kealakekua and Kohala, along with Student Credit Unions in Kealakehe, Kohala and Konawaena High Schools. In 2018, HCFCU will open its first branch in East Hawai‘i in Hilo. In addition to complete checking and savings services, HCFCU provides service-minded financial professionals to help facilitate mortgage, land, construction, small business, educational, personal and auto loans; drive up tellers; credit and debit cards with rewards; online and mobile banking; investment services and youth programs.  HCFCU also supports numerous Hawai‘i Island non-profit organizations and community events.  Membership in Hawai‘i Community Federal Credit Union is open to all Hawai‘i Island residents. 

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