America First Credit Union invites members to skip a loan payment during the holiday months and provide shoes for children in need. Marking 23 years of giving, the annual “Skip a Payment” program offers members the opportunity to skip monthly loan payments from November 2017 through January 2018 for $25*. America First will donate a portion of the fee to purchase shoes and ‘warm the soles’ of children. Last year alone, America First helped to provide more than 2,000 pairs of shoes for children in need through the “Skip a Payment” program and monetary donations from members.

“We are honored to enter our 23rd year of giving via the “Warm the Soles of Kids” initiative that not only provides shoes to children in need but also gives some relief to our members during the busy holiday months,” said John B. Lund, CEO and president of America First. "We are gracious to our partner, J.C. Penney, who provides the shoes, and to our members for their willingness to participate and give back to our communities year-over-year.”

Children from Brigham City, Utah down to Las Vegas, will receive new shoes for the holidays as America First team members present the gift-wrapped shoes to children from 22 schools and service organizations at special holiday events throughout the month of December. 

Monies from “Skip a Payment” will also benefit America Firsts’ 501(c)3 volunteer service arm, the America First Credit Union Charitable Foundation. The foundation supports charitable organizations that provide job assistance, training, education, transportation and housing as well as meals, clothing and medical attention to those in need. America First is also seeking monetary donations from its members and the community as part of the initiative.

To learn more about donating through the “Skip a Payment” program, call 1-800-999-3961, visit one of America First’s 123 branches or visit 

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.

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