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We’re going Casual for Kids!  by Tara

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Tomorrow (August 31st), Linn Area Credit Union employees as well as many other businesses across the Corridor are going causal – Causal For Kids, that is!

You are probably wondering what the heck “Corridor Goes Casual For Kids” is.  It’s a movement that began in 2011 in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Corridor to help raise money for various local children’s causes. Employees of participating companies are encouraged to pay just $5 a piece for the rights to wear jeans (or other casual clothes) to work on  September 1st each year (August 31st this year since it fell on a holiday) a specific date. That company then determines how the collective donations are distributed. (Click here to see a list of the businesses that participated in 2011.)

Since we already wear jeans on Friday at Linn Area Credit Union (if we donate to the Children’s Miracle Network), we will be switching it up a little bit for Casual for Kids Day. Each LACU team member who wants to wear a college shirt (Iowa, ISU, UNI – GO PANTHERS!) will donate $5 to ANY children’s cause they choose, and then Linn Area will send that money directly to the children’s organization. Pretty cool, right???

Last year, Linn Area Credit Union raised $260, which was donated to  a couple different charities last year. We are hoping to reach an even higher goal of $300 in 2012!

Skip the latte and doughnut for just one day, and make a kid’s life even better! Think your employer would be interested in joining Corridor goes Casual For Kids in 2013? Just go here for more information!

Don’t forget to stop in tomorrow and see which team your favorite Account Representative is rooting for! Which team do you support??

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