The $185 million Firefighters Community Credit Union in Cleveland is one of many across the country participating in Miracle Jeans Day on Wednesday. More than 40 of the 50 or so employees at the 25,000-member credit union have paid $5 for the right to go casual that day at work, and the staff so far as raised $310 for the effort to help local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
“Who doesn’t love a worthy excuse to wear jeans to work?” said FFCCU Office Coordinator Amy Pritt. “This charity is dear to our teammates’ hearts because the Network has cared for many of their own children. Teammates donate out of their own pockets to wear jeans. This isn’t something the credit union pays for. This is definitely on a personal level.”
Kirk Albin, a Firefighters Community CU teller, pins a paper icon to the wall after receiving a donation from a member.