The Smith Family with ANZ provide Saver Plus Program

Saver Plus Financial Literacy Program participant and Ballajura resident Danelle Jenkin [NAMES OK]
Saver Plus Financial Literacy Program participant and Ballajura resident Danelle Jenkin [NAMES OK]

BALLAJURA single mum Danelle Jenkin knows exactly how she will spend $500 provided by The Smith Family.

The money will be used to buy 2015 school books and uniforms for her two school-aged children.

‘For me, without a doubt that money will be helpful,’ she said.

Ms Jenkin signed up for the Saver Plus program, where The Smith Family match money saved up to $500 provided by ANZ.

The money can be used for educational costs such as computers, text books, sports equipment, music lessons and uniforms.

Ms Jenkin said her budget was quite tight, having made a decision to work part-time in order to help support her children.

‘That decision is really difficult because it means that you do stay on the borderline and you are cutting it fine for a number of years,’ she said.

‘When you do go full-time you want to make sure the income is worth it.’

To be eligible for the program, adults must have a Centrelink health care card or pensioner concession card, have a regular income and are either in vocational education or have children at school.

Recruitment closes on December 31.

To find out more, call Megan Parry on 9440 4147.