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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
CONTACT: Media Relations

Press Release

FAIRWINDS Credit Union Goes Barefoot to Work

Orlando, FL – FAIRWINDS President/CEO Larry Tobin declared that Tuesday, October 8 would be “Barefoot Tuesday” at the credit union in an effort to collect shoes for men, women, and children in need in Central Florida. FAIRWINDS employees were encouraged to come barefoot to work on October 8 and help collect 500 pairs of shoes.

All collected shoes will go directly to support the Christian Service Center in Orlando located at:

808 W. Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32805

Members of the community are invited to stop by any one of FAIRWINDS’ 38 Central Florida locations by October 16 to donate a pair shoes in either new or good condition.

Visit to find your nearest branch – and to help make a difference with something as simple as a pair of shoes.


FAIRWINDS Credit Union, headed by President/CEO Larry Tobin, is the largest financial institution headquartered in Central Florida, with assets of $2.2 billion, more than 182,400 members and over 510 employees. The financial cooperative established in 1949. Anyone currently living, working, or operating a business in the following Florida counties: Orange, Seminole, Volusia, Osceola, Polk, Brevard, Lake, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, or Sarasota can become a FAIRWINDS member. University of Central Florida students, faculty, staff, alumni are also eligible for membership, as well as members’ families living outside any of the eligible counties.