America First Credit Union provides more than 1500 students in Utah with new, gift-wrapped shoes this holiday season

RENO, NEV (December 26, 2017) — As part of its annual “Warm the Soles” initiative, America First Credit Union hosted pizza parties and provided new, gift-wrapped shoes to more than 1500 underprivileged students in Utah. America First employees visited several schools in December including Midvale Elementary, Dixie Sun Elementary, Lakeview Elementary, Hurricane Elementary and Hill Air Force Base to hand out shoes and host a festive holiday celebration, complete with Santa Claus and pizza.

Celebrating its 23rd year of the “Warm the Soles” project, the credit union works to raise funds and donations from members throughout November and December to purchase shoes for children in need during the holiday season. The project is coordinated through America First’s 501(c)3 volunteer service arm, the America First Credit Union Charitable Foundation.

Over the past three years, America First has helped to provide nearly 5,000 pairs of shoes for children in need through generous donations from employees and members, as well as funds generated through the “Skip-A-Payment” program.

America First Credit Union employees and volunteers deliver new, gift-wrapped shoes to underprivileged children at Lakeview Elementary on Dec. 7 during its annual “Warm the Soles” event in Utah.

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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