The NPA encourages its members to give back to their communities through a number of programs including the Future Business Leaders Scholarship Fund, Concerns of Police Survivors, and NPA Gift Day.
Funding for scholarships comes from monetary donations from NPA members. The FBL Scholarship Program provides NPA members an opportunity to develop positive relationships with their communities and customers by sponsoring local students for scholarships. The FBL Scholarship Committee accepts scholarship applications each year through the end of March for deserving students. Applicants can be pawn customers, employees, or family members of an NPA member. Scholarship applications and eligibility requirements are available on the NPA website.
FBL is a supporter of C.O.P.S. and awards scholarships to their organization each year. Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
This national event is in celebration of National Pawnbrokers Day, which coincides with St. Nicholas Day. In the spirit of St. Nicholas’ compassion, generosity, and hope, pawn stores nationwide work with local communities, schools, and charity organizations to donate musical instruments to fledgling music programs in desperate need of equipment.
Research shows that children who study music excel in mathematics, language and reading development, and critical thinking skills. This is a great opportunity to reach out to your neighborhood, to improve a child’s life, and to remind the public that pawnbrokers are here to help their communities. For more information visit www.GiftDay.org.