FirstLight Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Parade Clothing Drive Set to Begin Sept. 16

Sun Bowl Association
Friday, September 13, 2013 - 12:11am

he Sun Bowl Association, FirstLight Federal Credit Union and the YMCA have joined forces with Goodwill Industries once again in an initiative to improve the quality of life and assist fellow citizens living in our community through this year’s FirstLight Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Parade Clothing Drive.

Businesses and organizations can begin collecting clothing items on Monday, Sept. 16; the clothing drive will run through Monday, Nov. 4. The organization that collects the highest poundage of clothing will be awarded a preā€built float, valued at $10,000, advertising their name, they will also have the opportunity to have one company vehicle in the parade and will be allowed to have participants walk alongside the float.

“We invite everyone to come out El Paso strong and join us in this year’s First Light Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Parade Clothing Drive,” says Mark Huerta, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Goodwill Industries of El Paso. “First Light Federal Credit Union, the Sun Bowl Association and the YMCA have joined Goodwill and we are extremely proud to be a part of an overwhelming community commitment to support the five benefiting organizations. These organizations include the Armed Services YMCA, American Red Cross, Lee and Beulah Moor Children’s Home, La Casa and Project BRAVO. This year, we hope to collect 50,000 pounds of clothing to truly help our community”

Organizations that raise over 2,500 pounds of clothing will also have a chance to also participate in the parade with up to 10 individuals marching and carrying their respective company banner.
The clothing collected will provide jobs and much needed assistance to those families that are facing challenging economic times. The benefitting organizations for this year’s clothing drive are the American Red Cross, the Armed Services YMCA, La Casa, Lee & Beulah Moor Children’s Home and Project BRAVO.

“We are delighted to continue this initiative with FirstLight Federal Credit Union, Goodwill of El Paso and the YMCA,” said Walker Crowson, President of the Sun Bowl Association. “The Sun Bowl Association is committed to enhancing the communities we live in and this is a wonderful way for all of us to give back as individuals and organizations.”
Over 37,000 pounds were collected during last year’s clothing drive, Harvest Christian Center was the winner of last year’s parade float.

For more information on the clothing drive or challenge please contact Ruby Trejo at 915-778-1858 or at
rtrejo@goodwillep.org.

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