Utah First Credit Union provides hundreds of new shoes and coats to local children this holiday season

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (December 4, 2015) — Utah First Credit Union, in association with The Community Volunteers of Utah, will literally warm the soles of over 800 underprivileged children in Utah with new shoes this Christmas. Utah First Credit Union has been helping Utah children through the “Warm the Soles” program for over 20 years. Every pair of shoes is thoughtfully chosen with the child’s gender, age, and shoe size, then wrapped and tagged for each child to open.

“We are grateful to our generous members and employees whose donations allow Utah First to truly be significant in the lives of these children and families,” says Utah First’s President/CEO, Darin B. Moody.

Utah First Credit Union and The Community Volunteers held their annual Wrapping Party on December 3, 2015 at the Utah First Business Center. More than 100 members of both organizations joined together to festively package each pair of shoes. The shoes will be delivered to several locations that will host “Shoe Parties” full of holiday cheer, including The Volunteers of America’s Homeless Youth Resource Center, The Boys and Girls Clubs, Guadalupe School, Bennion and Whittier Elementary Schools, and The Road Home. The party schedule, to date, is as follows:

December 4, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Homeless Youth Resource Center sponsored by the Volunteers of America

655 State Street

Salt Lake City, UT 84111

December 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Guadalupe School

1385 N. 1200 W.

Salt Lake City, UT 84116

December 11, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake City

669 S. 200 E. #100

Salt Lake City, UT 84111

We are excited to warm more than soles this year – thanks to grants received by The Community Volunteers of Utah from The Walmart Foundation and local Sam’s Club stores in Salt Lake City, West Jordan, and South Jordan. Utah First and The Community Volunteers will be providing coats, hats, and blankets to Utah shelters. For more information about the Warm the Soles program, Utah First’s member donations, and the delivery schedule, please contact Maquel Shaw at or 801-320-2620.

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About Utah First Federal Credit Union

Founded in 1935, Utah First Federal Credit Union helps build the financial future of all Credit Union members by offering unique banking products and unbeatable service. The mission of Utah First is to be significant in the lives of its members, its employees, and their communities. This mission is accomplished with customized loan payments, competitive rates, a commitment to outstanding customer service, and a strong focus on supporting the Utah community. For more information, visit


Maquel Shaw
Vice President, Marketing
Utah First Federal Credit Union

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