13 Dec Quicken Loans – Cleveland Honored with Pillar Award
We are excited to share that Quicken Loans – Cleveland was honored with the 2016 Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service for their support of the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland. The award was presented at the Smart Business event on December 7, 2016, at LaCentre.
Our partnership with Quicken Loans started in 2010. What began as a clean-up day and a family meal turned into a total embrace of the Ronald McDonald House by the local Quicken Loans team. And in January 2015, Quicken Loans staff members from Mark Mazey and John Wargo’s team took their community service to the next level.
In the last 18 months, the Quicken Loans team enthusiastically has supported four activity nights; provided 2,900 meals to families at the House; managed a fall clean-up; hosted four fundraising events; and organized 13 chore groups. Their impact is felt by our families every time they volunteer with us.
I don’t remember their individual names, but thank you to the Quicken Loans team member who played peek-a-boo with my son while they also cleaned. My son really misses his brother, and they absolutely made his day with their smiles and attention to him. Thank you!
Quicken Loans team recently piloted a new program to serve families in our Ronald McDonald Family Room locations (UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s, Cleveland Clinic Children’s, MetroHealth Medical Center, and Fairview Hospital). The Fuel For Families Program, a direct response to a strong need, provides free, healthy bagged meals to families who do not want to leave their children at the hospital. Now our family caregivers do not have to sacrifice their own nutrition or incur more expenses during this critical time.
In the first several months of the program, the Quicken Loans teams delivered more than 250 meals to our Family Rooms. Participant feedback has been enthusiastic! The Quicken Loans team is dedicated to continuing the program’s outreach, which has served more than 800 meals.
Quicken Loans did not stop there. They also held a large “Wish List” collection drive to ensure items on our urgent needs list were available to our families and sponsored our Laundry Room. House families are guaranteed free 24/7 laundry while they stay with us.
The Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland is proud and grateful for our partnership with the Quicken Loans – Cleveland team. Not only do they support RMH, they cheerfully contribute to our mission. Their strong culture of service is evident in everything they do. Thank you, Quicken Loans – Cleveland!
Learn more on how your company can get involved with the Ronald McDonald House.