Credit union con­ducts Warm the Soles ser­vice project

Serve Daily - - FOSTERING INNOVATION - By Mary Ann Eyres

Nebo Credit Union is cel­e­brat­ing this won­der­ful time of year with its an­nual Warm the Soles ser­vice project. Thanks to the gen­eros­ity of our employees, mem­bers and lo­cal schools, we were able to pur­chase 545 new pairs of name-brand shoes for chil­dren of all ages in 41 schools and three sup­port pro­grams in Nebo School Dis­trict.

This hol­i­day tra­di­tion has be­come a com­mu­nity-sup­ported event. Ad­min­is­tra­tors, teach­ers, sec­re­taries, sup­port staff and vol­un­teers gather names and mea­sure feet. Span­ish Fork Ju­nior High School and East Mead­ows El­e­men­tary School do­nate all their pro­ceeds from their win­ter fundrais­ers to our Warm the Soles pro­gram. Mem­bers of the Park El­e­men­tary School stu­dent coun­cil do­nate their time wrap­ping shoes while learn­ing that through their self­less acts, they are help­ing oth­ers. The staff at Fa­mous Footwear in the Provo Towne Cen­ter mall vol­un­teer hours of their time help­ing Nebo Credit Union employees and fam­i­lies pick out and pur­chase name-brand shoes.

“This seems to al­ways hap­pen early on a very cold snowy De­cem­ber morn­ing. At first, I wasn’t thrilled about get­ting up early to go shop­ping at 6 a.m. But af­ter the fact, I re­al­ized that not only was it a worth­while way to help oth­ers, but I ac­tu­ally en­joyed my­self do­ing it,” said An­drew Glenn, Nebo Credit Union’s Span­ish Fork branch man­ager.

Nebo Credit Union employees, fam­ily and many vol­un­teers par­tic­i­pate in the an­nual “Wrap party,” an­other Nebo hol­i­day tra­di­tion that they all look for­ward to. The wrapped shoes are then de­liv­ered to all the schools and some very happy and thank­ful chil­dren.

Nebo Credit Union would like to thank their employees, who ex­cit­edly look for­ward to this tremen­dous un­der­tak­ing with love and gen­eros­ity each year. We are also very grate­ful to our mem­bers, schools and com­mu­nity for their sup­port and gen­eros­ity,

“In­di­vid­u­ally we may not be able to do a lot or buy many shoes, but as a col­lec­tive, we have ac­com­plished a great thing,” said Dale Phelps, Nebo Credit Union pres­i­dent.

Nebo Credit Union re­cently pur­chased 545 new pairs of shoes for chil­dren in 41 schools and three sup­port pro­grams as part of its an­nual Warm the Soles ser­vice project.

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