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This Little Piggy Comes to DC! | by DCist
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This Little Piggy Comes to DC!

Passing through Friendship Heights I came across a pig. I had seen the

Party Animal statues before, but this particular pig statue caught my

attention. It was no ordinary pig. It was a Piggy Bank with the

inscription, "Can't Buy Me Love" and little hearts decorating its

surface. The following weekend, I had another pig spotting in

Georgetown. This one was so bright and cheerful. Where did these pigs

come from and are there more?


After a little bit of researching I discovered Capital One in

partnership with DCPS are using the 750 pound piggy banks to enhance

their Stash Your Cash financial literacy program. 15 middle schools are

participating in the program and Capital One is donating their time,

their expertise and their dollars to the students and schools.

In addition, local artists and DCPS students painted all 15 pig statues

and placed them around DC to remind us the importance of Saving,

Spending and Sharing.


Have you spotted a pig?


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Taken on May 17, 2005