Warm the Soles: A Utah First Tradition

Ready to warm some souls? Give the gift of cozy feet to a child in need this winter.

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Warm the Soles: A Utah First Tradition

Ready to warm some souls? Give the gift of cozy feet to a child in need this winter.

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25+ Years running

7,103 Children helped since 2015

850 Pairs needed this year

$23,500 This year’s goal

About Warm the Soles

Every kid needs a comfortable pair of shoes in good condition to wear throughout the school day. Warm, well-fitted shoes prevent injury and illness and keep the focus on learning and playing. But the sad reality is that many families just can’t afford a replacement pair every time their kids’ shoes wear out, which can detract from school and childhood experiences like running wild outdoors and playing in the snow during Utah’s chilly winters.

At Utah First Credit Union, we’ve made it an annual holiday goal to help keep kids comfy and warm, one shoe at a time, through the Warm the Soles program. This heartwarming annual tradition brings together members, neighboring businesses, and the broader community to make a meaningful impact across the Wasatch Front. We partner with nearby elementary schools to identify children needing new or warmer shoes and collect donations to buy them new ones.

This is where you come in to help us lace up some love for little ones!

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We’ve Got Some Small Shoes to Fill

Big things come in small shoe boxes, and this holiday season, we can change the lives of Utah kids with just a small donation from you. With your support, we can purchase new, unused shoes that will keep local kids warm, dry, and ready to take on the world. We’re counting on your generosity to keep the tradition alive and expand our reach.

Donations of any size are welcome. Here’s how your contribution can make a difference:

  • For every $25 donated, one child gets a new pair of shoes.
  • For every $50 donated, two children will get a new pair of shoes.

We ensure that 100% of donations go toward shoes for Utah kids. How many children will you help out? Let’s keep those little toes toasty together.

Your Footprint in Our Community

Here’s the impact of your sole-saving support so far!

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Ready to join the sole-warming movement? Talk to a branch employee or donate through Digital Banking. It’s a small step that makes a big difference!

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Phone Donation

Call (800) 234-0729 to donate.

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Online Donation

Use Digital Banking or PayPal to make a donation.

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In-Branch Donation

Drop by your local branch to donate in person.

Thank You for Your Continued Support

We deeply appreciate your kindness and compassion for local kids in need. Your generosity warms not only their soles but also their hearts. Together, we’ve made a significant impact on our community, and we can’t thank you enough for being a part of this important tradition. Let’s continue to warm soles and warm souls this holiday season!