Quick shout-out to Quicken Loans for their groundbreaking volunteer work in 2012. Check out the below article and read how Quicken Loans served communities in their own backyard and throughout the country in 2012.
Quicken Loans and the Family of Companies Gave Back in a Big Way in 2012
By: Krissy Schwab
It’s pretty stunning, really. When you think a company can’t give any more, they somehow find a way to do so. Just when we thought 2011 was a huge year for Quicken Loans and the Family of Companies to give back to the community, they gave even more in 2012.
The Community Relations team here at Quicken Loans rallied team members working in Southeast Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina and Arizona to give back to the communities in which they live, work and play. From raising and donating money to getting our hands dirty working at volunteer events, team members came together and shattered last year’s numbers:
- Team members around the country volunteered at 119 events.
- Quicken Loans and the Family of Companies donated $7 million to charitable organizations – about three times more than 2011.
- Team members themselves raised nearly $600,000.
- Team members spent 9,960 hours volunteering in the community –nearly tree times more hours than in 2011.
- Team members donated more than 3,000 toys to The Salvation Army.
They helped the Greening of Detroit plant hundreds of trees and tended to the many urban gardens around the city, making Detroit more beautiful along the way.
Team members also served hundreds of meals at Cleaners Community Food Bank, Forgotten Harvest, Lighthouse of Oakland County, the Cleveland Food Bank and the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.
The Community Relations team gathered the troops to raise money for other charities dedicated to helping those afflicted with illness. More than 220 team members participated in the annual Susan Coleman Race for the Cure, and about 200 volunteers came out to support the Alzheimer’s Walk at the Detroit Zoo.
Fellow Marketing team member Jason Brown volunteered at Capuchin Earthworks urban farm and found the experience rewarding: “It felt awesome to work on a project that benefited the community of Detroit, and I look forward to more volunteer opportunities this year.”
I, along with the rest of the Content team, recently volunteered at Focus: HOPE, packing boxes of food for the elderly. I agree with Jason; it felt good helping out a local organization – especially since many charities can always use some extra assistance.
Our dedication to the communities we live, work and play in continues to grow. Look for more events, sponsorships and volunteer opportunities in 2013.
Want to learn more? Visit the Quicken Loans Community DIFF site.
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