If you’ve never put time aside to do some volunteer work, then make it your New Year’s resolution. It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved and it can give you a fresh perspective on priorities in your own life. Soul searching aside, you’re helping the community out when you do it. Who’d be against that? Certainly not the Quicken Loans work force, as you can see from this awesome figure: 36,000 hours.
This year, Quicken Loans team members volunteered more than 36,000 hours in Detroit, Cleveland, Scottsdale and North Carolina. Hundreds of nonprofit groups benefited from this time, which included more than 100 volunteer events in the November and December holiday season. There were many awesome stories to come from this, but here are some of the greatest hits.
- The Quicken Loans IT team helped the Salvation Army with their toy drive, donating hundreds of toys. The team also helped out with the St. Vincent de Paul coat drive, donating so many coats that St. Vincent de Paul claimed they didn’t have to turn away any families in need.
- The Operations team, led by vice president Mike Lyon, collected 40,000 pounds of food for Gleaner’s Community Food Bank in an effort from team members in North Carolina, Arizona and Michigan.
- Quicken Loans mortgage bankers committed to 7,000 hours of volunteering in 2013, and shattered that goal with a total of more than 9,300 volunteer hours.
Many other nonprofit groups benefited from teammates volunteering this season – groups like Forgotten Harvest, Capuchin Soup Kitchen, the Ronald McDonald House and Focus: HOPE to name a few. To view all of our ongoing volunteer work, receive updates, and find out how you can help with us, check out the Quicken Loans in the Community Facebook page.
On deck in February we have Cupid’s Undie Run in which hundreds of half-naked runners take to the streets to raise funds for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Join us in 2014 for another strong year of helping each other out!