The Center for Financial Empowerment (CFE), the nonprofit founded by SCE Credit Union, is holding a virtual Bingo Bash fundraiser on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1. Games will be played online, starting at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Bingo cards are available for purchase while supplies last, with proceeds benefiting the CFE to help fund the delivery of its Financial Capability Program courses to 1,500 high school students at Basic Academy in 2021. Freshman students will learn budgeting, saving and spending basics, while sophomores will dive into learning about credit basics.
Single player cards are available for a $25 donation, with four-pack player cards starting at $100. Every Tuesday leading up to Giving Tuesday, participants can take advantage of a 2-for-Tuesday special featuring two cards for $40.
“We do something special for Giving Tuesday every year,” said Abby Ulm, Director of the Center for Financial Empowerment. “This year, given the pandemic, we wanted to do something fun but at the same time, be safe and smart. This accomplishes both. It’s a great opportunity for people to donate money to a great cause and win prizes.”
The number of contestants is limited so players should reserve space as soon as possible. Visit Center4fe.org/BingoBash to purchase Bingo cards or for more information.
About the Center for Financial Empowerment
The Center is a 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to empowering young adults through financial education. It was founded by SCE Credit Union in 2005 when the Credit Union felt compelled to provide a practical solution to the lack of personal finance training available to community residents. SCE Credit Union remains the Center’s closest partner and continues to invest generously in its mission to equip youth from underserved communities with money management skills to be financially stable as they move into adult life. More information can be found at www.center4fe.org.
About SCE FCU (www.scefcu.org)
SCE Credit Union was founded in 1952 and has more than 60,000 members, $825 million in assets, four branches in southern Nevada, six branches in southern California, thousands of shared branch locations across the United States, and nearly 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs available to members. SCE FCU serves southern Nevada and southern California, with membership open to individuals and businesses, and is a not-for-profit entity committed to improving the financial well-being of the communities it serves, especially people underserved by mainstream financial institutions. With a strong commitment to volunteerism, team members donate hundreds of hours to local community causes each year. Additionally, the creation of the Center for Financial Empowerment (www.center4fe.org) provides much-needed financial education to the underserved and high schools in southern Nevada and southern California.