The Salvation Army of Allentown Offering Free Financial Literacy Workshops

financial literacyLocal Families Learn about Basic Banking, Budgeting, Home Buying, & Credit Reports

ALLENTOWN, PA – The Salvation Army of Allentown is offering free financial literacy workshops to local individuals and families thanks to a partnership with Santander Bank.  Classes are taught by an instructor with Santander Bank and topics include: Basic Banking, Budgeting & Money Management, Home Buying Ownership, and Credit Reports and Loans.

The workshops will focus primarily on reinforcing knowledge, teaching new techniques, and providing opportunities for peer-to-peer support. Families will be encouraged to ask questions about financial concerns and develop short and long-term personal financial goals.  The curriculum will also provide age-appropriate activities for children to enhance their understanding of money.  

The financial literacy workshops are part of The Salvation Army’s Making Money Count program in the Lehigh Valley and Central Pennsylvania, which is funded through a $40,000 grant from Santander Bank.

August 15 – Basic Banking

August 29 – Budgeting and Money Management

September 5 – Home Buying Ownership

September 12 – Credit Reports and Loans

Free dinner is included in each workshop, and is served at 5pm. Class begins at 5:30pm.

Those interested are asked to call The Salvation Army of Allentown to register as soon as possible: 610-432-0129.

The Salvation Army of Allentown is committed to “doing the most good” in the community, serving more than 15,000 individuals each year through feeding programs (food pantry, soup kitchen, senior nutrition program), utility assistance,  emergency clothing assistance, homeless services, Christmas assistance,  youth programming and Pathway of Hope , a new intensive case management initiative to help motivated families achieve self-sufficiency.

About The Salvation Army:

The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware is a faith-based, comprehensive human service organization whose programs help individuals, families and whole communities lead healthier, safer and more productive lives. Since 1879, The Army has held a record of accomplishment stemming from its holistic approach to providing for the needs of the whole individual – physically, emotionally, economically and spiritually. The Army’s programming serves every zip code through 51 community centers and a network of volunteers throughout Eastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and Delaware. Programs and services include: shelter, hot meals, counseling, early childhood development, recreational opportunities, music programs, after-school arts and educational programs, job training, activities for older adults, spiritual development, and drug rehabilitation.

Mission Statement: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

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