America First Credit Union kicks off two holiday giving campaigns in November

‘Skip a Payment’ program and ‘Warm the Soles of Kids’ project celebrate 24 years

RENO, NEV (November 26, 2018)America First Credit Union invites members to skip a loan payment during the holiday season to help fund the ‘Warm the Soles of Kids’ initiative, which provides shoes for children in need. From November 2018 through January 2019, members can participate in the annual ‘Skip a Payment’ program giving members the opportunity to skip monthly loan payments for the holiday months for $25. A portion of that payment will then go towards purchasing shoes for the ‘Warm the Soles of Kids’ project.

Through the ‘Warm the Soles’ project, America First collects monetary donations to purchase new shoes for economically disadvantaged children throughout Utah and in the Las Vegas area. Last year, the “Skip a Payment” program, as well as generous donations from employees and members, provided more than 1,800 pairs of shoes to the program.

“The ‘Warm the Soles of Kids’ initiative is very dear to our hearts at America First,” said John B. Lund, CEO and President of America First Credit Union. “Not only are we directly helping children in the communities we serve, but we’re also giving some financial relief to our members during the busy holiday months.”

America First employees will visit several schools in December including Midvale Elementary, Dixie Sun Elementary, Lakeview Elementary, Hurricane Elementary, Hill Air Force Base, Gibson Middle School and Red Rock Elementary to hand out gift-wrapped shoes and host a festive holiday celebration complete with Santa Claus and pizza.

America First is also seeking monetary donations from its members and the community as part of the initiative. Donations can be made online at any time by clicking here, at any America First branch or by using Online Banking. All contributions are tax-deductible and can be mailed to: America First Credit Union, Attention: Aimee Nelson, P.O. Box 9199, Ogden, UT 84409-0199.

To learn more about donating through the “Skip a Payment” program, call 1-800-999-3961, stop by one of America First’s 129 branches or visit

For additional information, visit Find America First Credit Union on Facebook, Twitter, or follow @AmericaFirst on Instagram and Pinterest.

About America First Credit Union

Proudly celebrating 82 years of servicing members and a long-standing history, America First Credit Union 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 119 locations, and is the eighth largest credit union in assets in the United States with over $16 billion, and the fifth largest credit union in membership in America with more than 1.2 million members.


Nicole Cypers
America First Credit Union

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