The books will be donated to schools, libraries, churches and other community organizations in the community.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In an effort to celebrate Financial Literacy Month, First Financial Bank hosted a book drive to collect finance books from the community.
In a press release, First Financial Bank revealed that the drive raised more than 20,000 books, more than 1,600 of which came from the Greater Louisville area.
The campaign ran from April 18-30 and included multiple donation points around Louisville and in the bank’s financial centers in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois.
The books will be donated to schools, libraries, churches and other community organizations.
“We are extremely grateful to have received such a positive response from our neighbors in this effort,” said Roddell McCullough, director of corporate responsibility at First Financial Bank.
“Literacy, and specifically financial literacy, is central to a person’s financial well-being,” he said. “Helping others improve their financial well-being is exactly the type of impact we seek among our community friends and neighbors.”
During the book drive, bank associates also distributed a list of books and articles that teach financial literacy to all age groups, according to the press release.
Some of the titles include “A Bike Like Sergio’s”, “OMG: The Official Teen’s Guide to Money” and “The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness”.