LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In a push to celebrate Financial Literacy Month, First Financial Bank hosted a book drive to collect finance books from the community.
In a press release, First Financial Bank revealed the drive had collected more than 20,000 books, over 1,600 came from the Greater Louisville area.
The drive ran from April 18-30 and included several donation spots around Louisville and at the bank's financial centers throughout Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois.
The books will be donated to schools, libraries, churches and other community organizations.
“We are incredibly grateful to have received such a positive response from our neighbors in this effort,” said Roddell McCullough, chief corporate responsibility officer for First Financial Bank.
“Literacy, and specifically financial literacy, are central to a person’s financial well-being," he said. "Helping others to improve their financial wellness is just the type of impact we strive for among our friends and neighbors in the community.”
While collecting books, bank associates also gave out a list of books and articles that teach financial literacy to all age groups, according to the news release.
Some of the titles include “A Bike Like Sergio’s,” “O.M.G.: Official Money Guide for Teenagers” and “The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness.”