At Quicken Loans, we take great pride in our community involvement. We’re dedicated to supporting organizations, both large and small, who are transforming the communities where we live, work and play.
In 2014, our team members volunteered over 75,000 hours in areas such as human services, arts, health, neighbor development and education—and we are well on our way to accomplishing that goal in 2015.
More than 2,000 Quicken Loans team members volunteered their time to help rehab Pulaski Middle School and the surrounding neighborhood.
This past summer, we partnered with the non-profit organization Life Remodeled to take on a weeklong revitalization project in Northeast Detroit. More than 2,000 Quicken Loans team members volunteered their time to help rehab Pulaski Middle School and the surrounding neighborhood.
During this week at the beginning of August, volunteers built two brand new playscapes for children and families to use for years to come. The classrooms within the school were cleaned, organized and painted in anticipation for the new school year.
As for the surrounding neighborhood, volunteers created safe pathways for children to and from school by boarding up more than 500 vacant homes on 300 blocks. 20 homes were completely demolished, while another 21 homes were remodeled.
“I had a great time. Life Remodeled is a wonderful organization. It gave us the ability to do something different and positively impact the community. I loved the instant gratification of leaving the school better than we found it,” said Quicken Loans team member Kollin Currie.
Later in the summer, Quicken Loans was proud to be a part of the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Downtown Youth Boxing Gym (DYBG). The DYBG moved into a new building, which boasts almost ten times the space as the old one, including room for two regulation-size rings, increased training space, a much larger kitchen, group tutoring areas, computer class space and private tutoring.
Quicken Loans team members volunteered to prepare the building by painting the exterior and cleaning the inside. The ceremony was a celebration of three years of “inspiration and perspiration” on behalf of at-risk kids in the city. Currently, kids who participate in the DYBG program have a 100% high school graduation rate. We are proud to support the DYBG and its initiatives.
From boxing to football—now that the season is in full swing—our team members spent time with Roary the Lion, official mascot of the Detroit Lions, to participate in the United Way’s Meet Up and Eat Up program. This program is dedicated to providing healthy meals to kids who might otherwise be forced to skip meals due to the financial situation of their families.
Kids were surprised to see Roary as they got off the bus at a local market, as he immediately got to teaching them his cat-like mascot ways. He then led the crowd of eager kids in a health program with the help of Quicken Loans team members volunteering their time.
The day continued with a lesson on healthy eating and financial responsibility, where the program Double Up Food Bucks provided each child with $6 worth of tokens to buy fruit and vegetables at Eastern Market. With the assistance of QL team members, the children picked their own food. Based on the smiles of each participant, the day was an overwhelming success.
These are just a few of the initiatives we are proud to participate in each year and hope to help in a PTA community near you. To learn more about the Quicken Loans in the Community initiatives, check out our website.
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