America’s First Federal Credit Union announced its annual Community First campaign fundraiser drew in a total of $150,000 this year for several high-impact causes.
The proceeds will benefit four non-profits in the Birmingham area who each received $37,500, thanks to donors’ generosity.
AmFirst President and CEO, Bill Connor, expressed why his company established and continues to host the fundraiser.
“Each year is more fulfilling than the next for all of us at AmFirst when we are able to work together to provide such impactful community organizations with donations through our Community First efforts,” he said. “Giving back is a priority for AmFirst, and each year, the final amount of dollars raised for these nonprofits showcase the credit union’s — and the community’s — giving heart.”
“We are honored to play a small part in supporting these organizations that truly do so much for so many here in the Birmingham area and beyond.”
- Addiction Prevention Coalition (APC) — APC is a non-profit community resource aiming to eliminate addiction in Central Alabama through in-school programs, educational events and additional support services.
- The Exceptional Foundation — The Exceptional Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving individuals with special needs by providing social and recreational activities and objectives not met by educational institutions.
- First Light — First Light works to end homelessness in the greater Birmingham area by providing stable emergency shelters, access to housing programs and ample resources for those experiencing homelessness to achieve their full potential.
- Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama — Ronald McDonald House seeks to provide comfort, support and care for families while their children are receiving long or short-term medical treatment by providing meals, lodging, computer access, recreational activities and more.
Since its inception in 2014, the Community First campaign has gathered a total of $1,133,033 through the combined contributions from AmFirst members, employees, and the Birmingham area community.
Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.