Lockeed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
For the thirteenth consecutive year, Cash America will sponsor the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl. The country’s armed forces and their families are a key area of focus for Cash America’s charitable citizenship. Brent Stuart, President and Chief Operating Officer, is on the Armed Forces Bowl Executive Council. The 2016 game will be played in January at Texas Christian University (TCU).
The Armed Forces Bowl is an annual college football game that recognizes all five branches of the military. Games activities have included fan-fest areas showcasing military hardware, flyovers, demonstrations by the military’s top skydiving teams, on-field induction ceremonies, performances by military bands and honor guards, and the awarding of the annual Great American Patriot award.
JDRF has been a charity of choice for Cash America for 11 years. In 2011, Cash America and its family of brands raised more than $450,000 for the organization dedicated to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. This fundraising effort has grown substantially over the years and now includes sneaker sales nationwide and walk teams in a dozen areas.
JDRF is the world’s leading non-profit, non-governmental funder of diabetes research. Since its inception in 1970, the organization has raised more than $1.5 billion for diabetes research worldwide, including more than $107 million in fiscal year 2010 alone.
Cash America Golf Classic
The 2011 Cash America Golf Classic raised more than $66,000 for local charities in Fort Worth, Texas. This 144-person tournament held on October 11, 2011, benefited Hope Farm and ACH Child and Family Services.
Natural Disaster Relief Efforts
This year, Cash America donated funds to support the American Red Cross' efforts to help people affected by disasters such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, wildfires and tornadoes through the United States.
For five years, Cash America has teamed up with Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, as presenting sponsor of the TCU SuperFrog Reading Challenge—a program where student-athletes from the University’s 188 athletic programs partner with students from over 30 elementary schools in the Fort Worth Independent School District to encourage reading and improve reading skills. More than 5,000 students from grades 3-5 participate in the program that provides incentives such as tickets to TCU athletic events and coupons to local Cash America shops.
In 2010, the program was expanded to include UNLV and Clark County Schools in Las Vegas. More than 5,500 students read more than 560,000 pages during the 30-day Rebel Reading Challenge.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
|Cash Americans participate in the 2009 Race For The Cure |
Cash America coworkers continue to set new records every year as more and more coworkers team up for the Komen Race For The Cure. On April 11, 2009, more than three dozen coworkers, family members and friends joined 15,000 others for the annual Tarrant County race. The event took place in downtown Fort Worth, Texas. Cash America’s contributions to the event totaled over $25,000. Donations are used to assist local breast cancer patients with medical costs, provide low-cost mammograms, underwrite educational programs and pay for support services.
Susan G. Komen For The Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. The organization has invested nearly $1 billion to fulfill its promise, becoming the largest source of non-profit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.
Big Brothers Big Sisters®
Cash America's online subsidiary, Enova Financial, supports Big Brothers Big Sisters by providing a site-based mentoring program. Created in spring of 2010, the program is designed to foster youth's overall development. Volunteers meet with students at Enova's downtown Chicago office once every other week during the school year to receive positive role modeling, academic support and create friendships. This program furthers Cash America's previous fundraising support for BBBS that raised over $100,000.
Established in 1904, BBBS is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States. BBBS has been the leader in one-to-one youth services for more than a century, developing positive relationships between caring adults and children ages 6 through 18—relationships that have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives.
Cash America is a socially conscious company that’s committed to the people and the neighborhoods in which we live and work. We provide a comprehensive giving program and strive to support as many organizations that complement our core purpose as we can. In addition, we are active members of several organizations that establish and maintain best practices for corporate citizenship.
Knowing that we do not have the means to support every worthwhile cause monetarily, we also give our time, energy and resources whenever possible through volunteer activities like welcoming home our troops, internal charitable fundraisers and more. These activities demonstrate our core values—the foundation of our company and our people.
Each month through Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Ambassador's Program—or Military Meet & Greet—Cash America coworkers gather at DFW International Airport to welcome U.S. troops who have arrived home for their two-week rest and recuperation leave. The program, organized by the United Service Organization (USO), is designed to thank and encourage military personnel for their sacrifice and service to our great nation.
Additionally, the active role we take in the community involves working with law enforcement agencies across the country. Our “Keeping Communities Safe” program, just one of our many safety initiatives, aides in the recovery of lost and stolen merchandise and includes leadsOnline, Operation ID/Safety Fair, National Night Out 1. Cash America does not provide links from its website(s) to external sites except as specified by business or contractual relationships with affiliates, third-party affiliates and select information providers. Cash America is not responsible for information found on these websites. The associations and/or owners of the logos and marks shown above do not in any way endorse or sponsor Cash America.