Livonia, Mich. – Nov. 21, 2007 – This year disadvantaged children in Michigan, Ohio and Arizona will have a brighter holiday thanks to Quicken Loans/Rock Financial and the U.S. Marine Corps, and other generous contributors to the 60th annual Marine ‘Toys for Tots’ Toy Drive.
For the third straight year, the nation’s largest online lender is collecting new, unwrapped toys and monetary donations at all Quicken Loans and Rock Financial locations throughout metro Detroit, Cleveland and Scottsdale. The toys are then distributed as holiday gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
“Every year our team members look forward to donating to ‘Toys for Tots’. It is important to all of us that every child in our community has a special holiday season that puts a smile on everyone’s face,” says David Hall, Vice President of Rock Financial. “Last year we collected a mountain of toys and donated more than $7,000 to the Marine Corps Reserve ‘Toys for Tots’ Campaign to help make the holidays brighter for children everywhere.”
Last year the company collected hundreds of toys from generous team members for the Marine ‘Toys for Tots’ Foundation, whose goal is to provide happiness and hope to disadvantaged children who might otherwise be overlooked this holiday season.
“Making a difference in the community and in people’s lives is a fundamental part of our culture at Quicken Loans,” said Hall. “Whether during the holiday season, or any other time of year, it’s one of our top priorities. No child should go without a new toy during the holidays, so we’re proud to once again join the Marine Corps in year’s toy drive.”
The Quicken Loans Community DIFF Team helps coordinate team member volunteer activities in Michigan, Ohio and Arizona. Last year the company donated more than $2 million to 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, which supports the Karmanos Cancer Institute.
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