Leading Online Lender Provides Employees with Group Volunteer Opportunities to Improve Chicago’s Communities
CHICAGO (June 5, 2014) – Enova International is kicking off a partnership with Chicago Cares, a leading service organization that fosters civic engagement, to provide employees with regular company-sponsored group volunteer opportunities. The new partnership is the latest addition to Enova’s charitable program, Enova Gives. Now through the spring of 2015, Enova will work with Chicago Cares to identify and coordinate high-impact service opportunities throughout the Chicagoland area.
“We are excited to kick off this partnership, not only for the impact we’ll be able to have on Chicago, but also for the opportunities we’ll be able to provide for our employees,” said David Fisher, CEO of Enova. “As a company with a significant proportion of Gen Y talent, we were thrilled to hear from our team members that giving back to the community was extremely important to them. Chicago Cares will connect us with volunteer projects where we can make a big impact for those who need it most.”
At Enova’s first Chicago Cares group volunteering event last month, employees contributed their time and talents to the Chicago Youth Center. Team members painted the CYC’s gymnasium, constructed and planted raised garden beds, and made fleece blankets to benefit the 700 children and young adults who rely on the CYC for educational and extracurricular opportunities.
“Chicago Cares is thrilled to welcome Enova as a partner organization,” said Jenné Myers, executive director for Chicago Cares. “Enova employees are passionate about giving back, and we are excited about the work we can do together to make a lasting difference in our communities.”
In addition to monthly group volunteer activities, this Saturday, Enova is supporting Chicago’s largest single day of service: Chicago Cares’ annual Serve-a-thon. More than 50 Enova employees will join 5,000 Chicagoland volunteers as they take on projects throughout Chicago’s neighborhoods in an effort to transform the city.
Enova believes everyone deserves access to simple and trustworthy financial services and works to close the credit gap for underserved consumers.
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Cash America International, Inc. (NYSE: CSH), Enova is a trusted online provider of credit alternatives for more than 3 million hard-working people worldwide. Our advanced analytical models provide automated and real-time approval of customers’ loan applications, significantly faster than traditional loan processing. Headquartered in Chicago, Enova has more than 1,100 employees serving our global customers.
About Chicago Cares
Founded in 1991 by Leslie Bluhm and Mary Prchal, Chicago Cares is a nonprofit organization that has mobilized nearly 500,000 volunteers to meet Chicago’s most challenging needs. As the leading service organization in the city, Chicago Cares creates programs that foster civic engagement by educating and empowering volunteers to be agents of change. With 250 monthly group service projects, corporate programs and annual events, our model connects needs with action. To register or donate, visit www.chicagocares.org.