Moon: "To shoot for the moon"; to go after dreams and goals.
Jar: Following ancient custom where wishes or dreams are written down and placed in a special jar for future celebration!
moon + jar = MOONJAR!
Moonjar moneyboxes were created as a tool for children and families to incorporate strong financial values and practices into their daily lives. Launched in 2001 by Eulalie M. Scandiuzzi, a Seattle native. Moonjar moneyboxes are used in homes and schools around the world.
Moonjar’s origination was sparked by Mrs. Scandiuzzi’s childhood exposure to the values of hard work, thoughtful decision making and strong financial ethics, paired with an anecdotal remembrance of the Rockefeller family. In his family kitchen, John D. Rockefeller kept three jars for his children’s allowances for saving, spending, and charitable giving. This model of managing money, paired with the legacy of her family’s financial management principles, moved Mrs. Scandiuzzi to create Moonjar.
The overwhelming response from Moonjar users; mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, grandparents, retailers, and financial institutions, has enforced the vital need for a fun, accessible, and affordable tool to help change how children develop a basic understanding of good money habits.