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PenAir Employees Donate $5,000 to Autism Pensacola Through #JeansForCommunerosity Program

Pensacola, FLA. (October 5, 2021) – The employees of PenAir Federal Credit Union presented $5,000 to Autism Pensacola on Friday, September 24, 2021. Since 2002, Autism Pensacola has served as the leading connector and resource for autism support, advocacy, education and networking opportunities for individuals and families affected by autism in the Pensacola Bay Area.

“Families impacted by autism face incredible challenges,” says Stacie Dice, Digital Marketing Strategist and Co-Chair for the PenAir Federal Credit Union Communerosity® Committee. “This $5,000 donation will help provide resources and social opportunities for people with autism through camps, activities and enriching programs. We are excited to be a part of the process of connecting the pieces,” says Dice.

PenAir’s Jeans for Communerosity® (J4C) program is an employee-driven fundraising effort to give back to those in need in the community.  Each year, employees nominate and vote for local nonprofit organizations to be recipients of this philanthropic program. Funds are raised through payroll deductions, J4C days, and J4C t-shirt sales. PenAir matches employee contributions and divides them equally among the ten selected charities for the year. Through J4C, PenAir employees have given more than $340,000 since the program began in 2013. By the end of 2021, more than $390,000 will be given back to help make an impact in the communities we serve. If you would like to learn more about PenAir’s employee funded Jeans For Communerosity program, please visit our website at penair.org/Communerosity.

“We are grateful to receive this donation. It is going to help fund our Holiday Gift Card program, member respite services, and parent support groups”, says Shanan Chason, Program Director & Office Manager for Autism Pensacola. To learn more about Autism Pensacola, the services they provide within the Pensacola Bay Area and ways you can help, visit autismpensacola.org.

About PenAir Federal Credit Union

At PenAir Federal Credit Union, respect is a guiding principle. As the largest and oldest credit union headquartered in Pensacola, Florida, with $2.3 billion in assets PenAir is dedicated to enhancing lives through exceptional service, strength, and financial solutions. With 13 locations in Northwest Florida and Southeast Alabama combined with online and mobile banking, we provide worldwide reach. PenAir is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution, serving the community and enhancing lives since 1936. For more information, visit penair.org.

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