We believe in helping people and have made it our business to care for our communities. CCF Cares is our (company-wide) corporate giving and volunteer initiative dedicated to supporting all of the communities where we live and work. And if you do the math, that’s more than 1,000 communities in 20 states across the country! We commit to helping strengthen our communities and neighbors in need through various donation drives and volunteer events and commit to supporting our own Team Members through an internal emergency assistance fund.
We are a team, and we are here to help.
The CCF Cares Fund is for our Team Members, by our Team Members, and helps those who may be experiencing an extreme financial hardship due to unexpected and critical family crisis year-round, not just during a natural disaster. The Fund provides emergency support as a one-time monetary grant for eligible Team Members who have a qualifying circumstance and expense. We hear about our very own Team Members facing severe medical issues or that they have lost everything in a house fire, and we want to come together and offer support. The CCF Cares Fund is only possible because of our Team Members’ generosity of giving throughout the year to support others in their time of need.
We aim to improve the quality of life where we live and work through four company-wide community initiatives each year where our customers, Team Members, and business partners collect and donate to local non-profit organizations.
Our CCF Cares initiatives focus on a variety of community needs including cancer research fundraising, children and youth opportunities, and military and veteran support.
Below are some of the ways we help our communities thrive!
Caring for our communities goes beyond donation drives and volunteering efforts because we also stand strong in our commitment to show support for causes our customers and Team Members are passionate about. Throughout each year, we promote numerous awareness days, weeks, or months so we may learn about our communities’ differences while giving our Team Members the opportunity to share personal stories to connect and create stronger bonds.
Our Team Members have the option to purchase colored Company polo shirts so they can show the heart of the Community Choice Financial® Family of Brands.
May is Military Appreciation Month, and we express our gratitude for those currently serving, veterans, and their families by partnering with local military support organizations across the country like Operation Gratitude®, local USOs, and Veteran Hospitals and Military Medical Centers. All our store and corporate locations work together to bring in donations of wish list items that can be sent in care packages to U.S. Troops, First Responders, Veterans, Military Families, and Wounded Heroes and their Care Givers. While the items may be small, the impact is huge!
Ribbons for Research is an annual fundraising commitment with Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Across the country, our stores and five corporate locations raise money through purchasing ribbons that benefit children’s cancer research. If we are going to find a cure for children with cancer, we must think big, work smart, and fund research that helps them thrive and survive!
Every summer, we work to give children in need tools to succeed with our Back-to-School Supply Drive! Our 1,500+ stores and five corporate offices nationwide come together to support children in our local communities. All items donated go directly to school districts, churches, or after school programs.
The holidays can be a very difficult time for many families. During November and December, we work extra hard to bring in donations of unwrapped toys to help make children’s holiday wishes come true! We partner with Toys for Tots®, The Salvation Army, and local churches to serve as donation drop-off points during the holiday season because it’s our goal to make sure as many children as possible have a wonderful holiday!
The Heart Award embodies our mission of helping people, because helping people is at the “heart” of what we do each day. However, some Team Members go well beyond what is expected and achieve more because they have a passion for helping others.
All participating stores and corporate departments are eligible to receive this recognition, which is awarded to the store and the corporate department that collects the most items during a CCF Cares community initiative.
Together, through our many efforts, we make a significant impact on our communities, helping the people who need it the most.