Who We Are
Our Vision for the Community
Watch Us in Action
Every Quicken Loans team member is given eight hours to volunteer in the community! Combine this with our Quicken Loans scheduled volunteer opportunities and our team members have donated more than 75,000 hours in 2014! To witness how they impacted the community, be sure to follow their stories below and find us on Twitter using #Give8.
At Quicken Loans, we give all of our team members 8 hours of volunteer time which they can use to explore their cities and make a difference in the community! Everyone can work for a check, but you do not make life on what you do, you make life on what you give! Here’s where the story begins.
United Way for SE Michigan
Over the course of three months, Detroit’s Osborn High School students paired up with Quicken Loans team members to create “the Network.” QL recruiter Laneisha Gunn and her mentee share their story here.
Quicken Loans team members recently took part in Detroit’s annual “Neighborhoods Week.” Hundreds of QL team members cleaned up vacant lots and areas near a school on Detroit’s west side. This included painting a beautiful mural. It’s all in a day’s work for the volunteers of Quicken Loans in the Community. It starts with 8 and it goes from there.
Greening of Detroit
Hundreds of Quicken Loans team members helped to plant the seeds for Detroit’s future during The Greening of Detroit’s Green Thumb Volunteer Challenge! Over the course of one year, thousands of trees were planted in Detroit neighborhood’s to help beautify the city and alleviate the stresses of Detroit’s struggling drainage system.
Who We Support
Our Community Partners
At Quicken Loans, we’re committed to supporting our nonprofit partners. Whether it’s through thousands of volunteer hours or charitable contributions, we take a hands-on approach to aiding our neighbors. We support organizations who primarily deal with youth career development and mentoring, economic revitalization, hunger and homelessness, veterans and active duty military personnel.
Here are some of our amazing partners:
Focus: HOPE is dedicated to providing opportunities and support for struggling students by providing them with the necessary tools to find a job. They also package and prepare food to be delivered to hungry mothers, children and seniors.
“Thank you so much for your support of Focus: HOPE. We are so grateful for Quicken Loans’ gift of time. During these difficult times, Focus: HOPE is even more dependent on the generosity of volunteers. It warms my heart to know that our friends at Quicken Loans care enough to give back, despite the challenges facing all of us. Quicken Loans and its employees have been tremendous in their dedication to Focus: HOPE and our mission. You have provided countless volunteers to package food in our warehouse, deliver food to low-income, homebound senior citizens, and participate each year in our Special Holiday Delivery program. Your assistance helps us to reach those most in need. We look forward to our continued partnership and the volunteer hours you will provide in the future. We are honored that the team at Quicken Loans is part of Focus: HOPE’s extended family.” – Bill Wenzell, Manager, Volunteers & Community Outreach
Greening of Detroit aims to beautify and unify Detroit neighborhoods by working with CDCs and the city of Detroit. Through strategic landscaping, urban agriculture, education and workforce development, they’re able to both certify and provide hands-on job training for more than 120 adults annually.
“We love partnering with Quicken Loans employees! They bring great energy and spirit to our planting events, and we can always count on them bringing out lots of volunteers. Quicken’s commitment to the city of Detroit has obviously become part of the workplace culture because their employees love being out in the neighborhoods – giving back through sweat equity! Planting big trees is no easy task… we always appreciates their participation and support.” – Julia Sartor, Volunteer Manager, The Greening of Detroit
Forgotten Harvest relieves hunger in the Detroit metropolitan community by rescuing surplus, prepared and perishable food and donating it to emergency food providers.
“Through generous donations and close to 1,000 hours of volunteer service this year from their employees, Quicken Loans has helped us to feed thousands of people in need in our community! We are truly grateful for their commitment to our mission and the enthusiastic spirit and energy of all their tremendous volunteers.” – Marci Fitch, Volunteer Manager
COTS helps to alleviate homelessness by providing an array of services that enable people to achieve self-sufficiency and obtain quality affordable housing. They provide support services, emergency shelter, transitional housing and permanent supporting housing.
“Support from Quicken Loans has helped to provide shelter, meals and child care for homeless families at COTS. In addition, staff volunteers from Quicken Loans have helped prepare and serve over 300 meals in our homeless shelter.” – Robyn Smith, Community Relations Manager, Coalition on Temporary Shelters