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Piggy Bankers | Winter 2019 Wescom Credit Union

Did You Know?

Supporting the communities we serve to help build better lives.

$32,665.17 donated by Wescom, WeCare, and our members to support the victims of the Woolsey fires in Los Angeles and Ventura counties and the Borderline tragedy in Thousand Oaks.

Piggy Learns How Money is Made

Piggy went to the store with his dad to score on after Christmas sales and paid for his items with dollar bills. As he and his dad were leaving, Piggy's dad asked, "Hey Piggy, have you ever wondered where money comes from?"

"It comes from an ATM or bank, like Wescom," said Piggy.

"That's true," said Piggy's dad. "But do you know where Wescom gets that money?"

"I don't know dad, where?" Piggy asked.

"The U.S. Government is in charge of making coins and bills," Piggy's dad said. "The U.S. Mint makes coins and the U.S. Bureau of Engraving makes paper money."

Piggy's dad went on to explain how paper money starts with a piece of paper and ends up in his wallet.

First, a designer creates sketches of paper money. Depending on what kind of bill is being made, a different U.S. Presidents' face is used. Then, one design is chosen to be made into money. To make the money safer, the government adds an image of a face on the bill that can only been seen when held up to a light.

Next, the design is transferred to a metal plate. The plate is then copied many times onto a bigger plate to print many bills at one time. Then, the big plate is covered with special black, green, or sometimes metallic ink and pressed onto a blend of cotton and linen paper. Each sheet of bills needs 72 hours to dry per side.

Finally, after taking a close look at each sheet, they are cut into individual bills, wrapped with labels, stacked, sorted, and delivered to banks like Wescom.

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Wescom Has a New Branch!

Our 23rd branch located at 5495 E. La Palma Ave. Anaheim, CA 92807 features:

  • A tech-forward design
  • Walk-up and drive-up ATMs
  • An on-site coin booth

WeCare Foundation

6 charities WeCare will focus on in 2019:

  • The Unforgettables Foundation
  • The Arc Los Angeles & Orange Counties
  • AbilityFirst
  • Free Arts
  • House of Ruth
  • POPs the Club

Learn more about each of these charities.


Wescom PiggyBankers

Hello PiggyBankers,

Liz here — I've been traveling all over Southern California visiting Wescom branches, going to community parades, festivals and fairs, and volunteering at charity events. Just look at all of the things I've seen — how many times can you spot me on the map?


Answer: 8

PiggyBankers Benefits

Your PiggyBankers Account offers rewards and features that encourage healthy savings habits for the New Year. Let's take a look.

  • Fee-free savings — we waive the fee!
  • ATM Card with $40 daily withdrawal limit
  • Regular statements to show account growth
  • Quarterly newsletters — just like this one!
  • Option to open College Saver Certificates

Holiday Closures

All Wescom branches and the Member Service Center will be closed in observance of the following holidays:

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 21
  • President's Day, February 18