Fill Your ‘Share’ bottle this holiday season
Starting young with financial education is a practice we encourage with all our clients. From basic budgeting to discussions on philanthropy, an early introduction to these topics can help kids and young adults form habits and goals that will benefit them, and others, throughout their lives.
One of our most popular concepts is making Spend, Save, Share jars to help practically and visually teach children how to allocate their money for different areas. This holiday season we’re teaming up with Shatto Milk Company, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City‡ and Outreach International‡, to put a special emphasis on the Share jar.
Shatto recently released 8,000 bottles of its limited-edition Chocolate Peanut Butter milk — in a specially labeled “DONATE” bottle — with the intent to encourage families to talk about the importance of giving this holiday season.
Consider joining in the fun by helping a young person in your life fill their Share jar. Here’s how it works:
- Purchase a bottle of Shatto’s limited-edition Chocolate Peanut Butter milk.
- Drink and enjoy the delicious milk.
- Wash and dry the DONATE milk bottle (or any other Shatto bottle you have).
- Have a family conversation about your giving goals this holiday season.
- Discuss how this project fits within your budget.
- Determine how you want to collect the change to fill the bottle.
- Put your plan into action, and start collecting.
- Bring your filled Shatto bottle to a participating UMB Bank* to count the coins you’ve collected. Once your change is counted, UMB will distribute your donation to either the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City or Outreach International (or you can split your gift among both partner organizations).
- Repeat! You can bring in coins as many times as you would like before Dec. 31, 2016.
To learn more about this partnership, find out how to help or to locate a participating UMB Bank location* to turn in coins, visit shattomilk.com/donate‡.
*All Kansas City area UMB locations are participating in this initiative, with the exception of the Westport location and the branch in Independence (at the intersection of 291 and 40 highways).
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Jen Houston joined UMB in 2015 as community relations manager. In her role, she works to create volunteer opportunities and to be a resource for associates looking to get involved in their communities. Jen holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from the University of Missouri – Columbia. She also holds a Master of Business Administration degree, with an emphasis in leading and managing people, from the University of Missouri – Kansas City, in addition to completing the Multimedia Studies Certificate Program at the Kansas City Art Institute.