America First Credit Union Kicks off Fundraising for 18th Annual Warm the Soles of Kids Program
Four More Schools Added as Teachers and Administrators Begin Measurement Process
RIVERDALE, UT—November 14, 2012—The 18th Annual Warm the Soles of Kids program from America First Credit Union is fundraising with the goal of providing new shoes for hundreds of more children than last year.
Children in 10 schools and support programs, from Brigham City to Las Vegas, will be receiving early Christmas presents—new shoes—because of the generosity of America First members, employees, and concerned citizens.
Teachers, administrators and volunteers have begun to measure the feet of young children and America First employees started a sock drive in addition to gather donations. Warm the Soles of Kids is coordinated by The Greater Good, a quarterly employee volunteer service arm of America First.
“Every year, the Warm the Soles of Kids program gives our members and employees an exciting, early start to their holiday giving activities,” said John Lund, America First President and CEO. “It’s because of this excitement of helping children in need that we want to benefit even more this year. We are very grateful to our members, The Greater Good area captains and, our employees for making this wonderful effort happen.”
Donations to Warm the Soles of Kids run through December 31.
Students attending the following 10 schools and support programs will benefit this year:
· Lakeview Elementary—Riverdale
· Angels for Christmas—Box Elder County
· Family Support Center—Hill Air Force Base
· Midvale Elementary – Salt Lake County
· Santaquin Elementary – Utah County
· Gibson Middle—Las Vegas
· Nebo View Elementary—Nephi
· Red Cliffs Elementary—Nephi
· Eureka Elementary – Juab County
· Barnett Elementary—Payson
As a part of the program, JC Penney stores in Riverdale and Las Vegas are giving America First a discount on name-brand shoes in the latest styles.
America First employees in The Greater Good service areas will hold “wrapping parties” after purchasing the shoes from JC Penney. Then, during the first few weeks of December, the children will receive their shoes wrapped in festive paper at special holiday parties and delivery events.
To make it easier for members to give, they can now use the Online Banking option at www.americafirst.com to donate. Members are able to transfer the donation amount of their choice to the Share Savings Account 5502299 using the last name soles.
Also, if members prefer, they can print and compete a donation slip and return it to America First by mail or drop it by any of their 103 branch locations. Members and the public are welcome to call America First at 1-800-999-3961 for additional information.
America First will send a receipt for the generous donations. All contributions are tax-deductible and can be mailed to the following address: America First Credit Union, Attention: Nicole Cypers, P.O. Box 9199, Ogden, UT 84409-0199.
ABOUT AMERICA FIRST
America First Credit Union was founded at Fort Douglas in Salt Lake City on March 16, 1939 by a small group of people determined to form their own cooperative to promote their collective economic well-being. In its 73-year history, America First has become one of the largest, most stable and most progressive credit unions in the country, and has remained a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative financial institution. Today, America First has 103 branches, and is the 13th largest credit union in assets in the United States with over $5.4 billion, and the 7th largest credit union in membership in America with more than 597,000 members. Visit www.americafirst.com.