October 2020 Spotlight

Your Simple Steps to Winning:
1. Open a savings account or a 529 (if you haven’t done so already).
2. Make your monthly deposit of $1 or more.
3. Check your ticket to see if you are a winner!Call 833-SAVEWIN (728-3946) for additional information

Meet Our August 2020 Winner!

“Fund My Future was just a shining beam of positivity and we ware truly grateful that we were able to share it with our family. I believe that Fund My Future is one of Pennsylvania’s Best Kept Secrets”  Rebecca

Rebecca joined Fund My Future in April 2020 and became a Fund My Future $1000 Winner in August 2020. Seventeen months earlier both she and her husband became brand new parents. When their bundle of joy arrived they started looking for ways to start saving for their child’s future and low and behold, they received a flyer in the mail from the Pennsylvania Treasurer’s Keystone Scholar’s Program. Rebecca decided to look into the program and thought it was a great opportunity to start saving for her little one’s education. She completed the online form and received the $100 deposit into her child’s Keystone Scholar’s account and then she saw the Fund My Future information on the same website. She clicked on the Fund My Future link and took the PA Savings Pledge, giving her a chance to win.

After taking the PA Savings Pledge, she received information from Fund My Future. She said she enjoyed scrolling through all the photos of winners in the Monthly Spotlight Newsletters. When COVID-19 shut things down, Fund My Future offered families alternative ways to win. Rebecca was moved by this, making her feel like she was a member of an organization that truly cares for their families. Since winning, Rebecca has been spreading the word about Fund My Future.

With college prices being so expensive, Rebecca wants to save for her children. In addition to her $500 winning being deposited into her child’s PA529 account, Rebecca is also going to deposit her portion of the winnings ($500) into her child’s PA529, making the total amount deposited into her child’s account $1000!


Congratulations!

Propel Schools sends a big Congratulations to Ms. Toni Corinealdi for being nominated for the 2020 Professional Woman Strong Award from Strong Women Strong Girls. Strong Women Strong Girls (SWSG) is a nonprofit organization championing the next generation of female leaders through multi-generational mentoring programs. Congratulations Toni!


Welcome Back Propel Scholars

As scholars from Propel Schools begin the first week of Hybrid learning, the Fund My Future team wants you to know how proud we are of your commitment to save for the future of your child. We wish all of our Propel families a happy, healthy, and prosperous academic year.


Keystone Scholars

Do you live in Pennsylvania and have a child born after December 2018? If the answer is yes, you may be eligible for $100 for your child. Call 800-440-4000 to find out more about Keystone Scholars or visit the website at http://www.pa529.com/keystone


My Parents Won $50


Community Announcements

REGISTER TO VOTE
Click Here to make sure you are registered to vote in Pennsylvania for the November Elections

MON VALLEY PROVIDERS COUNCIL
Eastern Area Pre-Hospital Services will be providing FREE flu shot clinics this October. Vaccines are FREE of Charge:

10/6 – Edgewood Borough Building, 2 Race Street Edgewood PA 4-6pm
10//13 – Human Services Center Parking Lot, 413 Penn Avenue, Turtle Creek PA  10-2pm
10/19 – Wilmerding Community Center, Lower Parking Lot, 1 Memorial Field Drive, Wilmerding PA 10-1pm
10/31 – Swissvale Fire Department, 7400 Irvine Street, Swissvale PA 11-1pm

Click Here Households with incomes at 200% FPL or below can apply to receive emergency financial assistance. For example, if an applicant has outstanding utility bills, they can indicate that they need help paying for utilities on the application. Other examples of outstanding expenses include, but aren’t limited to rent, mortgage, childcare, transportation, home repairs, debt payments, medical bills.

THE LORD’S CHURCH
Kid’s Life October-fest- Fun crafts, teachings and treats each Sunday in October at 11am in “Drive-in Fashion”. FREE hot apple cider to all attendees to drive-in service. The Drive-In Service is held at Gateway Middle School Parking Lot 4450 Old William Penn Hwy?Monroeville, PAl

“Light Night, Not Fright Night” Friday, October 30 at 7;00pm at Gateway Middle School

CATALYST ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL
Click Here still enrolling school age children

CARNEGIE LIBRARY
Click Here to learn about the Carnegie Library’s In-person and Curbside Reopening Plan

TRYING TOGETHER RESOURCEs
Click Here for Trying Together’s October Events  

DOLLY PARTON’S IMAGINATION LIBRARIES (City of Pittsburgh Residents)
Click Here Still enrolling children under 5 years old

CITIPARKS – Food Distribution During School Delay (City Residents)
Click Here for to find out locations of Food Distribution Sites

OTHER INFO
Click Here for updated COVID-19 Information and Resources


Virtual Parent Meeting

Parents can now schedule a one-on-one virtual Zoom meeting to address any Fund My Future needs. Simply contact Ms. Corinealdi at 833-SAVEWIN (728-3946)