Month: December 2021

America First Credit Union outfits more than 2,500 kids with much-needed shoes for winter

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America First Credit Union team members wrap more than 2,500 shoes for kids throughout Utah and Las Vegas, Nevada. Additional photos can be found here.

Salt Lake City – Dec. 21, 2021 – More than 12,500 kids have a new pair of shoes thanks to America First Credit Union. As part of the Warm the Soles of Kids program, the credit union collected monetary donations to purchase new shoes for economically disadvantaged children throughout Utah and in the Las Vegas, Nevada area.

The credit union worked with schools—such as Lakeview Elementary in Roy, Nebo View Elementary in Nephi, Gateway Preparatory Academy in Enoch and Midvale Elementary—to determine shoe sizes of kids in need. The America First team wrapped each of the 2,500 pairs of shoes and then delivered them to the schools throughout December. In the past 27 years, America First has provided more than 65,000 pairs of new, correctly fitting gym shoes and socks to children in need.

“Every child deserves a pair of properly-fitting shoes, especially during the wintertime,” said America First President and CEO Thayne Shaffer. “We’re thankful for everyone who has helped us warm the soles of more than 2,500 kids. America First is dedicated to giving back to our community and this is just one of the ways we can make a difference.”

Until the end of the year, people who wish to contribute to the Warm the Soles fund can donate on America First Credit Union’s website or by visiting any America First branch or by using online/mobile banking. To donate through online/mobile banking, transfer the donation amount of your choice to the share savings account 5502281 using the last name AFCU. Contributions to the Warm the Soles of Kids program can be made each year from October 1 to December 31.

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 120 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.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Nicole Cypers
America First Credit Union
801.827.8655
ncypers@americafirst.com

Kelsey Richardson
R&R Partners
801.913.9454
Kelsey.richardson@rrpartners.com

America First Credit Union Supports The Giving Machines at City Creek Center

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The Giving Machines at City Creek Center sponsored by America First Credit Union.

Salt Lake City – Dec. 8, 2021 – America First Credit Union is proud to be supporting The Giving Machines at City Creek Center this holiday season and helping celebrate the spirit of giving through Jan. 1. The Giving Machines are a quick and easy way for people to give to those in need and make the holiday season a little more meaningful for themselves—and countless others. The Giving Machines are sponsored by ‘Light the World with Love’ and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

People who want to give can easily swipe their credit card at the vending machine, but instead of buying a candy bar, they can buy a sheep or water for a family in a developing nation, school supplies, a coat for someone in need, or 100 meals for their local food bank. Donations will benefit four local charities: American Indian Services, Rise Up School of Dance, Rose Park Neighborhood Center and Utah Refugee Connection.
As part of their support of The Giving Machines, the not-for-profit credit union will be sponsoring several activities to encourage donations:

• Donating one dollar for every social media post at the America First Selfie Station that contains the hashtags ‘#AFCU #CityCreekCenter’ up to $10,000.
• Providing early access to City Creek Center for America First members and a free Chick-Fil-A breakfast for the for the first 100 members on December 13.

“At America First, we’re continuously looking for ways to uphold the credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people’,” said America First Credit Union president and CEO Thayne Shaffer. “The Giving Machines at City Creek Center are the epitome of that philosophy and we’re thrilled to be able to support giving within our community. We encourage our members to stop by City Creek Center and donate what they’re able to this holiday season.”

The Light the World Giving Machines in Salt Lake City have raised more than $2.5 million since 2017 for local and global partners. Globally, the Giving Machines have raised more than $9 million in donations.

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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 120 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.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Nicole Cypers
America First Credit Union
801.827.8655
ncypers@americafirst.com

Kelsey Richardson
R&R Partners
801.913.9454
Kelsey.richardson@rrpartners.com

Volunteer Service Opportunities

According to America First bylaws, three members will be elected to three-year
terms on our Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting on April 19, 2022.
Incumbent volunteers are Barney Chapman and Kenlon Reeve.

Those interested in becoming Directors must have membership in good
standing, be 18 years or older, bondable, free from conflicts of interest, and
available for meetings. Apply at americafirst.com/volunteers and include a
statement of qualification (limited to 150 words) by 5 p.m. on January 8, 2022.

Nominations by petition are accepted and must be signed by at least 500
members. Qualification statements with 150-word limits, biographical data,
and signed certificates stating they are agreeable to nomination and will serve
if elected are required. Such petitions must be received by 5 p.m. on February
28, 2022. Balloting will not be conducted if there is one nominee for each open
position. Nominations from the floor are not accepted.