First Federal Lakewood Celebrates Five Years Sponsoring A Christmas Story Run
For the past five years, First Federal Lakewood has gotten into the Christmas spirit by continuing their commitment to the surrounding community. “First Federal Lakewood has been able to be the presenting sponsor of A Christmas Story Run and support the work they do to revitalize their neighborhood. We are proud to support an organization whose mission aligns so closely with ours” Says Matt Lay, Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager who works closely with the A Christmas Story House Foundation.
A Christmas Story House Foundation in Tremont is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the community surrounding the house from the popular movie A Christmas Story. The foundation in conjunction with the A Christmas Story House and its owner Brian Jones work to restore and maintain the neighborhood homes. In 2018, the Foundation helped restore 13 homes in the neighborhood.
Each year, A Christmas Story House Foundation hosts A Christmas Story Run that highlights locations from the film. Runners and fans alike dress up to run the 5k race. The proceeds from the run are deployed back out into the community via grants for renovations, beautification efforts, and educational scholarships for A Christmas Story House employees. Since its beginnings in 2013, A Christmas Story Foundation has been able to impact 84 homes, and countless lives.