America First Launches 19th Annual Warm The Soles of Kids Project
RIVERDALE, UT—November 26, 2013 — America First Credit Union says “skip a loan payment for the holidays and help needy children skip away wearing new shoes.” The credit union has launched a Skip a Loan Payment program in which members may skip one monthly loan payment this November through January 2014 for just $25*, and America First will donate a portion of the fee to purchase shoes for children in time for Christmas. America First is also seeking cash donations from its members and the community.
“We initiated our Skip a Loan program to make life a little sweeter for our members during the holidays, raise additional funds to support our Community Assistance Program, and buy new shoes for children in need,” said John B. Lund, CEO and president of America First. “This is America First’s 19th annual Warm the Soles of Kids project and we hope to raise enough money to provide new shoes for even more children this year.”
Children from Brigham City to Las Vegas, will receive new shoes for Christmas from the project which is coordinated through America First’s 501(c)3 volunteer service arm, The Community Assistance Program. America First will present the gift-wrapped shoes to children from 11 schools and service organizations at special holiday events in December.
To learn more about donating through the Skip a Loan Payment program call 1-800-999-3961, visit one of America First’s 106 branches or visit www.americafirst.com. Members may also contribute online by transferring a donation to the Share Savings Account 5502299, using “soles” as the last name. They may also print and complete a donation slip and return it to America First by mail or in person. America First will send a receipt for each donation. All contributions are tax-deductible and can be mailed to: America First Credit Union, Attention: Keicha Christiansen, P.O. Box 9199, Ogden, UT 84409-0199. Follow America First Credit Union on Facebook or @AFCU on Twitter.