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PenAir Employees Donate $5,000 to Magic Moments Through #JeansForCommunerosity Program

Pensacola, FLA. (July 22, 2021) – The employees of PenAir Federal Credit Union presented $5,000 to Magic Moments on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Magic Moments is a local nonprofit dedicated to making nonmedical moments happen for children ages 4-18 with chronic life-threatening illnesses.

“Each magic moment costs around $5,000,” says Stacie Dice, Digital Marketing Strategist and Co-Chair for the PenAir Federal Credit Union Communerosity Committee. “This donation will fund a trip to Disney World for a very special girl.” Tuesdee, a 15 year old resident of south Alabama, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when she was just 13. “We are so honored to be able to help fulfill Tuesdee’s wish. Disney is a place for magic and wonder. We hope it’s also a place of healing for Tuesdee and her family,” 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.

“Tuesdee is excited to travel to Disney with her family and have the opportunity to stay at Give Kids the World,” says Kimberly Etherton, Mobile Regional Director for Magic Moments. “We are so thankful for the continued support from our friends at PenAir. This donation makes moments for kids like Tuesdee possible.” To date, Magic Moments has provided close to 5,000 magic moments for children in all 67 countries of Alabama. To learn more about Magic Moments, visit magicmoments.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 thirteen 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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