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 3rd to be entered to win a tablet. 

Saving pays off! What are you saving for?  

United Way of Roanoke Valley - 325 Campbell Ave Sw.

American National Bank & Trust Company - 202 South Jefferson St.

American National Bank & Trust Company - 4225 Colonial Ave.

Freedom First - 5002 Cross Rd. NW

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

Franklin County Library - 355 Franklin St., Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Franklin County Library - 84 Westlake Rd., Hardy, VA 24101

EnVision Center - 1801 Dunbar St. NW

Virginia Career Works - Blue Ridge - 3601 Thirlane Rd. NW. Ste. 2

 

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 Hannah at United Way of Roanoke Valley at 540-777-4207 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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January 10th - March 3rd – Take the Savers Pledge

Visit Bank On Roanoke Valley on Facebook and take the Savers Pledge!

 

January 10th - March 3rd – Punch Card Completion

Drop off your completed punch cards at one of our partner agencies listed above. Need a punch card? Connect with our Bank on Roanoke Valley partners or download one here!

 

February 26th, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Save for the Unexpected 

Come and participate in mini-finance sessions with an expert instructor.

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

 

February 27th, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Save to Retire 

Preparing for retirement can easily be pushed into the "someday" category, as we focus on present needs and expenses. Come and learn how to save today for tomorrow.

Location – EnVision Center, 1801 Dunbar St. NW, Roanoke, VA 24012

 

 

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

First Citizens Bank

Freedom First Credit Union

American National Bank & Trust Company

SunTrust

Wells Fargo

United Way of Roanoke Valley

Virginia Cooperative Extension

Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Roanoke Public Libraries

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