SALEM, Ore., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In observance of National Volunteer Week, the Oregon Bankers Association (OBA) applauds Oregon banks and their employees who invest over 200,000 hours of volunteer time in Oregon's communities each year. Whether it's teaching financial education in underserved schools or running relays to raise money to fight cancer, Oregon bankers are moved to give back to their community.
On April 24, Oregon bankers will celebrate "Teach Children to Save Day". On this day and throughout the month of April, hundreds of volunteer bankers are partnering with Oregon schools and community centers to teach kids lessons on the concept of saving, how interest makes money grow, how to create a budget, and how to differentiate between needs and wants.
In addition to volunteer time, Oregon banks have an outstanding record supporting charitable organizations and causes. Annual contributions by OBA member banks to Oregon non‐profit, educational and community organizations exceed $13 million.
"You would be hard‐pressed to identify an industry that does more to support the communities it serves," said Linda Navarro, president and CEO of the Oregon Bankers Association. "From millions of dollars in charitable donations to countless hours of volunteer time, Oregon's banks go way beyond the business of banking when it comes to building healthy communities in our state."
About The Oregon Bankers Association
Established in 1905, the Oregon Bankers Association is Oregon's only full‐service trade association representing state and national commercial and savings banks chartered to do business in Oregon. More information is available at www.oregonbankers.com.