Freedom First Credit Union recently awarded the Warm Hearth Foundation a Community Investment Grant in the amount of $5,000 to facilitate the production of Common Cents, a play designed to educate elementary-age children about the history and value of money. The play was written and will be produced by Warm Hearth Village’s Director of Events and Volunteer Programs, Mardy Baker. The Community Investment Grant will enable Warm Hearth Village to provide this program at no cost to 20public elementary schools throughout the New River and Roanoke Valleys. The play will feature residents of Warm Hearth Village, along with actors from the community at large, who will participate as cast members and interact with the children.
” With this program, the basics of saving, spending and sharing will be taught in an exciting and humorous way,” says Baker. Included in the program will be the history behind why and who was chosen for representation on our basic currency. Baker says “I believe this is a valuable opportunity for youth and seniors to interact in a fun environment. Children continue to develop into caring, well-rounded people when they are involved with charities and seniors experience a feeling of usefulness and connectivity.”
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Warm Hearth Village is a nonprofit senior living community providing a full continuum of living options on our campus and in the home.