Livonia, Mich. – Dec. 18, 2007 – In this season of giving, some two dozen kindergarten students at Detroit’s Coffey Elementary School are in for a big holiday surprise tomorrow.
With a strong desire to make a difference in the community, more than a dozen volunteers from Quicken Loans will be throwing a party and delivering more than 400 toys, sleeping bags, pillows and books to the children.
“When we received the letter from Alison Pikur, the teacher of the kindergarten class asking for help for her students we just had to say yes,” said Patrick McInnis, President of Quicken Loans. “For some of these students, the gifts they receive during the party will be the only ones they will get this holiday season.”
McInnis notes that the team is looking forward to the visit because the kids have no idea they’re coming, so it will be a total surprise. “We can’t wait to see their faces light up with a holiday they will always remember. This is what contributing to the community is all about.”
Quicken Loans is involved with team member volunteer activities throughout Michigan, Ohio and Arizona and last year the company donated to more than 250 non-profit and charitable organizations. Team members have volunteered thousands of hours at area food banks, soup kitchens, hospitals and in support of fund-raisers like the March of Dimes, Red Cross and the Tammy Z Fund at the Karmanos Cancer Institute.
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