Opportunity to Learn About How Treasury Works for You
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo today announced the expansion of her Smart Money Tour to include local libraries. The tour is designed to help Rhode Islanders learn about Treasury and raise awareness on the Financial Empowerment, Unclaimed Property and Crime Victim Compensation programs.
"Rhode Islanders should think of Treasury as a resource to learn about ways to save and find money," said Raimondo. "By bringing my office into local libraries, we are able to conveniently reach people and raise awareness about our programs."
Bringing Treasury Programs Into the Community
At each free event, Raimondo will discuss and take questions on the following programs:
Empower RI: An initiative designed to highlight the importance of understanding how to make your money work through personal financial empowerment. Some components include:
Financial Coaching Corps Collegeboundfund EverFi Payday Lending Reform
Unclaimed Property: Rhode Island has more than $200 million in Unclaimed Property and Treasury is committed to getting this money back into the hands of hardworking Rhode Islanders.
Investments and Finance: Treasury is dedicated to providing easy and transparent access to Rhode Island's financial reports, investment performance, and other related data.
Crime Victims Compensation Fund: This program helps those who have suffered from a violent crime.
To date, the Smart Money Tour has visited 17 sites throughout Rhode Island. For event-specific information and to confirm attendance at upcoming events, contact Heather Hudson, Treasury's Outreach Director at 401-222-2394.
Upcoming days and times to learn about Treasury programs are listed below.
Wednesday November 20, 2013 5:30 p.m. Central Falls - Adams Memorial Library 205 Central Street, Central Falls, RI
Monday December 2, 2013 5:00 p.m. Providence Community Library, Rochambeau Branch 708 Hope St., Providence, RI
Monday December 2, 2013 6:30 p.m. Cumberland Library 1464 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, RI
Monday December 16, 2013 5:30 p.m. Harris Public Library 303 Clinton Street, Woonsocket, RI
Tuesday December 17, 2013 5:00 p.m. Providence Community Library, Knight Memorial Branch 275 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI
Wednesday December 18, 2013 5:00 p.m. Providence Community Library, Mt. Pleasant Branch 315 Academy Avenue, Providence, RI