Continuing CARE’s Mission

Continuing CARE’s Mission

We hope you and your loved ones are remaining healthy and well during these challenging times. With COVID-19 unraveling our daily and professional lives, we are all feeling uncertain and anxious about how we can best support and encourage our families and friends and be good citizens in our broader communities. As friends and supporters of Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE), we wanted to share with you what CARE is doing to respond to this fast-changing situation.

Certainly, we remain committed to our mission to educate individuals, with a focus on young adults, on the responsible use of credit and fundamentals of financial literacy, as well as the potential consequences of poor money management and credit abuse. But just as in many aspects of our daily lives, we have adapted the implementation of the mission to adjust to current events. Even with school closures across the country, we continue to support our educators, students, and communities through quality financial education resources.

Our chapters have the tools necessary to deliver virtual presentations to classrooms and community groups. We are developing short videos on key topics that we can share as part of a virtual learning toolkit. Recognizing that many of our programs will now be viewed in a home environment, we also are developing basic materials for families to view together to provide information for parents as well to assist in their finance management during this crisis. We are not sitting back and our volunteers remain committed to supporting their communities.

Your continued support provides the resources necessary to empower them to do what they do best. In times of crisis, we have the opportunity to grow stronger together. We are confident that CARE will grow, innovate and increase our impact in ways we never imagined. Your partnership with us makes this possible. We will continue to update you in the months ahead. Please stay healthy and safe.

With gratitude,

Lynn Tavenner
Chair of the Board

Tammy Hettinger
Executive Director