Students at Multnomah Elementary School in Hillside Village proudly hold their copies of “What a Bank Can Do,” a limited edition children’s book focused on advancing age appropriate financial literacy.
Union Bank has donated 10,000 copies of the book to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Beyond the Bell Branch (BTB). Colorful and easy-to-read with rhyming text, What a Bank Can Do explores the importance of saving money through its main characters Luke and Linda and has become a fun learning tool for parents, teachers and all adults to share with the youth in their lives. Union Bank provided underwriting support for the development and initial distribution of What a Bank Can Do, and has also donated many copies to youth organizations throughout California.
“What a Bank Can Do helps to explain the critical role that banks have in our communities and explores how fun saving can be,” said John Tuzee. “The book’s key message is simple – always save more than you spend and you’ll never run out of money. Words to live by for all of us!”
Joining the students for the recent giveaway are (L to R): LAUSD Board Member Moníca García; Multnomah Principal Ana Escobedo; Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Special Advisor for Education Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana; Beyond the Bell Branch Director Timothy Bower; authors Diane and John Tuzee; and Union Bank’s Regional President Leticia Aguilar, Foundation President Carl Ballton and Foundation Officer Rossina Gallegos.