Children in Need Receive Bikes Assembled by Employees of Check 'n Go, a Leading Payday Loan Provider
Team building project's surprise ending delights both employees and kids
CINCINNATI, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- It started out as a team building exercise for employees of Check 'n Go, a trusted payday loan and installment loan provider based in Cincinnati. It ended with 28 kids from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati receiving bikes assembled by Check 'n Go team members. The children were told they were attending an ice cream party at a local hotel. Meanwhile, 140 Check 'n Go associates reported to the same hotel for a team building exercise without knowing it would involve the assembly of 28 bicycles.
The bike building project was designed to promote the concept of employees working together as a team. Once the workers knew they were building bikes, they were still not told who would be getting them. Many correctly assumed it would be a local charity, but none of them expected to meet the new owners in person.
"When the kids came through the doors and our associates realized they had been building bikes for children and that they would get to meet them that day, there were many tears," said Scott Sedmak, Check 'n Go's corporate communications manager. "The children were so happy and they really connected with each of their own small group of Check 'n Go employees that personally built each of their bikes."
ABOUT CHECK 'n GO
Check 'n Go, a trusted payday loan and installment loan provider, was founded in 1994 and offers sensible lending alternatives to traditional institutions such as banks and finance companies. Services offered include payday loans, installment loans, check cashing, and more. A founding member of the Community Financial Services Association (CFSA), Check 'n Go encourages responsible lending practices, laws, and regulations. Check 'n Go continues to retain a positive presence in the communities it serves. Last year the company distributed over 10,000 child photo ID kits through a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).
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