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Philadelphia Federal Credit Union Announces 3rd Annual Art Competition Winners

Through art competition, the credit union partnered
with local schools to teach 3rd-5th graders the importance of
establishing and maintaining healthy financial habits

Philadelphia, PA, June 20, 2014 – Philadelphia Federal Credit Union (PFCU) today announced the winners of its 3nd annual art competition, designed to teach 3rd-5th grade students how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. This year’s winners of PFCU’s “Picture of Success Art Contest” were Jacklyn Humes, a 3rd grader at Our Lady of Calvary School and Michael Helder, a 5th grader at Our Lady of Port Richmond School. Winners were recently surprised at their schools by PFCU’s mascot, Moola Moola, with a personal $100 PFCU savings account and a pizza party for their classrooms.

 “We created this art competition because we saw a need in our community to teach young people skills that will help make their financial goals accessible, said James McAneney, President/CEO of Philadelphia Federal Credit Union. “We are proud of all the students who participated in this year’s competition and look forward to seeing them grow up to become fiscally responsible adults.”

Students from nearly 20 schools in the Philadelphia area participated in the art competition this year, which for the first time coincided with National Financial Literacy Month in April. Hundreds of students submitted a work of art depicting one of their financial goals and many 3rd-5th graders at the schools received lessons on budgeting from PFCU’s Financial Educator.

A special committee was tasked with selecting six finalists which, in addition to Humes and Helder, included:

Kylie Benner, 4th grader at Joseph J. Greenberg School
Chenglin Ye, 5th grader at St. Francis de Sales School 
Maryem Bouatlaoui, 4th grader at Henry W. Lawton School
Jarell Hairston, 4th grader St. Frances Carbini Regional School

Thousands of Philadelphians voted for their favorite entries on the credit union’s Facebook page, which ultimately named Humes and Helder this year’s winners.

Philadelphia area schools interested in participating in PFCU’s “Picture of Success Art Contest” or having PFCU’s Financial Educator give presentations to students about good financial habits during the 2014-2015 academic year are encouraged to email PFCU at artcontest@PFCU.com to request information.

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