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February 2021 Spotlight

Your Simple Steps to Winning:
1. Open a savings account or a 529 (if you haven’t done so already).
2. Make your monthly deposit of $1 or more.
3. Check your ticket to see if you are a winner!Call 833-SAVEWIN (728-3946) for additional information
HOLD ON TO YOUR DREAM OF A BETTER LIFE AND STAY COMMITTED TO REALIZE  IT”         – EARL G. GRAVES, SR.


$1 Deposit = $1000 Winner

Even if you can’t save a lot every month, it’s important to save something. Every little bit helps. Look at the difference a dollar made!”

Shortly after Janette’s daughter was born, she received a $100 gift from her grandpa, and used it as an initial deposit in a new savings account for her daughter. She didn’t make any more deposits until receiving a mailer in November 2020 from the Pennsylvania Treasury about their Keystone Scholars program and Fund My Future. She did her research and decided to join. Since a $1 minimum deposit is required to be eligible to win each month, she decided to make a single $1 deposit into the new account she had recently opened.

On December 1st she received an email from Fund My Future that read “Congratulations, You Are A Winner.”­­­ It stopped her in her tracks; she wasn’t sure if it was real. However, when she received the phone call from Ms. Corinealdi congratulating her on her win and reminding her to complete the survey, she was convinced.

She thought back on how she had opened the account a few months ago and was overjoyed to know that she made the choice to make the $1 deposit which in-turn made her a $1000 winner. Thinking back, she was grateful she received the mailer and took the time to join Fund My Future and take the pledge, never thinking that she would be a $1000 winner.


Three-Part Saving Series

Community partners are taking advantage of the Fund My Future 3 Part Series. Attending families receive valuable savings information, along with a certificate of completion. Community partners also have access to engaging information that allows families the opportunity to meet on three separate occasions to hear from members of the PA Treasury staff and various banks and credit unions.

If your community organization would like to schedule the Fund My Future Three-Part Saving Series for your families, please click here to visit our website and click on the “Three-Part Saving Series” tab or call 833-SAVEWIN (728-3946).


Keystone Scholars

Do you live in Pennsylvania and have a child born AFTER December 31, 2018? If the answer is yes, you may be eligible for $100 for your child. Call 800-440-4000 to find out more about Keystone Scholars or visit the website at http://www.pa529.com/keystone


COMMUNITY PARTNER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Contact Ms. Ronika Frank via at ronika.frank@theneighborhoodacademy.org if you are interested in attending one of their scheduled Fund My Future Saving Series


OTHER COMMUNITY PARTNER ANNOUNCEMENTS

HUMAN SERVICES CENTER CORPORATION
Click Here to register for the Fund My Future Saving Series on 2/4, 2/11 & 2/16 at 2pm

CARNEGIE LIBRARY
Click Here to learn about the Carnegie Library’s In-person Service

TRYING TOGETHER RESOURCEs
Click Here for Trying Together’s January Events

DOLLY PARTON’S IMAGINATION LIBRARIES (City of Pittsburgh Residents)
Click Here Still enrolling children under 5 years old


Virtual Parent Meeting

Parents can now schedule a one-on-one virtual Zoom meeting to address any Fund My Future needs. Simply contact Ms. Toni Corinealdi at 833-SAVEWIN (728-3946)