Roanoke Valley Saves

 

All across the Roanoke Valley, people just like you are proving you can start small, and think big. Roanoke Valley Savers are setting financial goals, tracking their spending and taking control of their financial future. Our staff and trained volunteers can show you how to develop a savings strategy and take one step at a time. So don't wait any longer

 

Take the Roanoke Valley Saves Pledge

 

... take the pledge and take part in Roanoke Valley Saves Week! 

 

Take the pledge, achieve your goals, and win a tablet during Roanoke Valley Saves Week!

Get your hands on a Roanoke Valley Saves Punch Card, open a savings account, and achieve your goals!

Every time you save money in your bank account, mark off one of the stars on your card. Once your punch card (and savings account) is full, then drop your card off at the following locations by March 5th to be entered to win a tablet. Winner will be announced via Facebook Live on March 8th!

Saving pays off! What are you saving for?  

United Way of Roanoke Valley - 325 Campbell Ave Sw.

Wells Fargo - Hershberger Branch, 1344 Hershberger Rd.

First Citizens - Hershberger Branch, 1535 Hershberger Rd.

Freedom First Credit Union - Operations Center, 5240 Valleypark Dr.

Roanoke Public Libraries - Main Library, 706 S Jefferson St.

 Need a punch card of your own? Connect with our Bank On Roanoke Valley partners, outlined below, or download it here to get one. You can also reach out to Amelie at United Way of Roanoke Valley at 540-777-4203 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get one of your own and start saving!

 

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and celebrate savings with us at the following classes: 

 

February 25th, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Money On Your Mind?

Learn how to make your money work for you. Kick off Roanoke Valley Saves Week with Freedom First Credit Union and master the tricks you need to make your budget work for you!

Location – Main Library, 706 S Jefferson St, Roanoke, Virginia.

 

February 26th, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. – Reality Store

Put your budgeting skills to the test! Visit the Raleigh Court Library, and see if you can make it through the "Reality Store" with the Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Location – Raleigh Court Library, 2112 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, Virginia.

 

February 28th, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Story Time 

Get your little ones on top of their money game. Learn how to talk to your kids about money, starting with story time at the Williamson Road Library!

Location – Williamson Road Library, 3837 Williamson Rd, Roanoke, Virginia.

 

March 2nd, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Sip & Save

Want to learn more about your finances, but can't make time for a whole class? Drop in for mini-finance sessions at Olde Salem Brewery. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Location – Olde Salem Brewery – 21 E. Main St, Salem, Virginia.

 

 

Savings Strategies:

Building wealth starts when you set a goal and make a plan to reach that goal. Whatever goal you choose – whether it’s buying a car, buying a house, or getting out from under your debts – learn about proven savings strategies and get simple tips on the best ways to save. Click on the links below to learn how to:

 

 

Thank you to our Bank On Roanoke Valley Partners: 

City of Roanoke

Blue Eagle Credit Union

Carter Bank & Trust

First Citizens Bank

Freedom First Credit Union

HomeTown Bank

SunTrust

Wells Fargo

United Way of Roanoke Valley

Virginia Cooperative Extension

Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Roanoke Public Libraries

 

 

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