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Power UP Your Finances at the Self-Help Open House

May 27, 2022
Power UP at the Self-Help Open House

WHAT: Open House and Ribbon Cutting with Food, Fun and Financial Wellness Workshops
WHERE: Self-Help Credit Union, 7029 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27615
WHEN: June 18, 2022 from 11 a.m. - 2 pm

Key Events:

Power UP Your Appetite Food carts, fresh vegetables, entertainment, munchies and more. Power UP Your Personal Finances Take charge of your financial destiny with short sessions that focus on credit building, debt management, financial wellness and more, designed for the entire family. Financial wellness workshops will be running throughout the day.

Power UP Your Personal Safety Shred it and forget it: Protect yourself from identity theft by safely disposing of your important papers, documents, billing statements and more through secure on-site information destruction. Limited to three boxes (copy paper box or smaller) or three bags (kitchen trash bag or smaller) per vehicle.

Power UP with a Ribbon Cutting officially welcoming the Raleigh branch at this location.

WHY: June marks the celebration of Juneteenth when many Black families will celebrate the end of brutal bondage of their ancestors in this country. It's fitting that the holiday also falls during Homeownership Month. The Black homeownership rate today hasn’t changed much in the past 50 years due to a legacy of systemic discrimination leading to wealth inequality 

Buying a home is often the first step generational wealth building, but people of color still face discrimination in accessing mortgages. To close the gap home buying must be much more assessable. 

With a mission of ownership and opportunity for all, on Saturday, June 18, from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Self-Help Credit Union, at 7029 Harps Mill Road in Raleigh, will offer a day full of fun, food and family friendly events, PLUS a series of free workshops designed to strengthen financial wellness, with tips on building credit, buying your first home, student debt and more.

Now one of the largest community development financial institutions in the country, Self-Help Credit Union was founded in 1984 with $77 in proceeds from a bake sale. Headquartered in Durham, NC, Self-Help has provided more than $10 billion in financing to over 198,000 families, families, individuals and businesses. We help drive economic development and strengthen communities by providing responsible financial services; lending to individuals, small businesses and nonprofits; developing real estate; and promoting fair financial practices across the nation. Through our credit union network, Self-Help serves more than 182,139 people in California, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

More information about Self-Help Credit Union can be found at

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For More Information, Contact: 

Jenny Shields, Director of Media Relations, Self-Help Credit Union
Direct Line: 919.794.6798 | Cell: 919.584.4379  | Email:


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