Seminar date announced! February 22, 2019



Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association

The Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association has expanded its community outreach to include CARE (Credit Abuse Resistance Education). The TBBA’s CARE Committee is comprised of Angi Haen, Sara John, and Donna Hall.
What is CARE: CARE is a national, nonprofit, community service program that uses professionals, such as bankruptcy attorneys, to teach young adults the basics of financial literacy. The professionals teach young adults financial literacy through hour long presentations that highlight issues such as:
· credit card debt
· credit scores
· identify theft
· student loans
· bankruptcy
History of CARE: Judge John C. Ninfo, III (retired) created CARE to teach students about the consequences of credit card abuse and the program is now a part of the American Bankruptcy Institute. Bankruptcy professionals and other professionals across the nation have started CARE Chapters spanning the nation from Seattle, Washington to Miami, Florida.
Volunteering: TBBA members can volunteer with CARE in one of two ways:
Presenter: You can volunteer to present the financial literacy information. You will present with one other volunteer. CARE will provide the power point slides and handouts. The presentations are approximately one our long. You will use your knowledge about basic budgeting and personal stories from your practice to engage the students.
Build Relationships with the Community: You can volunteer by helping make connections in your community. For example, maybe your neighbor is a high school teacher or a PTA president or a volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club. You can introduce your neighbor to the CARE Committee so that together they can schedule a presentation in that venue.
How to Volunteer: If you are interested in volunteering as a presenter or if you can help us build relationships in the community, please contact CARE Committee Chair Angela (Angi) Haen at
Training: The CARE committee will organize trainings including an annual live training by a veteran presenter and period teleconference training by CARE Headquarters.
Where you can get more Information about CARE: Be Involved in Your Community and Support CARE!!