Local Wells Fargo and Wachovia banks have teamed up to donate $13,000 to 25 Solano County schools as part of a regional effort to help local schools affected by recent budget shortfalls.

Every Wells Fargo and Wachovia bank in Northern California has selected a local school to receive $500 each. The money will help pay for much-needed school supplies and education programs. In all, Wells Fargo and Wachovia will contribute more than $170,000 to the cause.

As part of their efforts to support schools, Wells Fargo and Wachovia banks will support local schools through volunteerism and by providing financial literacy education through "Hands on Banking," a free financial literacy resource created by Wells Fargo as a service to the community to promote responsible personal money management.