Nebo CU do­nates shoes

Serve Daily - - INSIDE - By Lana Hiskey for Serve Daily

Word has it there is Christ­mas Cheer afoot! Thanks to the gen­eros­ity of Nebo Credit Union mem­bers, lo­cal schools, and credit union em­ploy­ees, Nebo CU was able to pur­chase 900 pairs of qual­ity shoes for chil­dren in 42 schools and 4 sup­port pro­grams within Nebo School District.

Nebo CU be­gan its Warm the Soles Pro­gram in 2000, and has been pro­vid­ing shoes at Christ­mas time ever since. The Credit Union works closely with schools to anony­mously de­ter­mine chil­dren in need, then goes to work pur­chas­ing, or­ga­niz­ing, wrap­ping, and de­liv­er­ing the shoes. Any­one de­sir­ing to help may con­trib­ute money, time or both to this great cause. The ma­jor­ity of fund­ing comes from credit union mem­bers who are al­lowed to de­fer their De­cem­ber loan pay­ments for a $40 do­na­tion. Thanks to all who have helped to make Warm the Soles a suc­cess!

This hol­i­day tra­di­tion has be­come a com­mu­nity sup­ported event. Ad­min­is­tra­tors, teach­ers, sec­re­taries, sup­port staff and vol­un­teers gather names and mea­sure feet. Some Nebo schools such as Span­ish Fork Ju­nior, Springville Ju­nior, East Mead­ows El­e­men­tary, and Rees El­e­men­tary do­nate all their pro­ceeds from their win­ter fundraiser to Nebo's Warm the Soles pro­gram. The 897 new pairs of shoes al­most dou­bles other years.

The staff at Fa­mous Footwear vol­un­teer hours of their time help­ing Nebo Credit Union em­ploy­ees and fam­i­lies pick out and pur­chase name-brand shoes. Park El­e­men­tary’s stu­dent coun­cil do­nates their time to help gift wrap these shoes as well as Nebo Credit Union’s em­ploy­ees, fam­ily and vol­un­teers. Every­one looks for­ward to this an­nual hol­i­day tra­di­tion. The gift wrapped shoes are then de­liv­ered to all the schools and some very happy chil­dren. “In­di­vid­u­ally our ef­forts may seem small, but col­lec­tively we can ac­com­plish great things!” ex­claimed Dale Phelps, Nebo Credit Union Pres­i­dent.

Photo: Nebo School District

Nebo CU pro­vided 900 pairs of shoes to chil­dren through Warm the Soles.

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