Categories: General
      Date: Nov 30, 2017
     Title: Missouri Dealers Association 2017 Annual Charity Tour

 

The Missouri Rental Dealers Association has announced the dates and location for its 2017 charity tour. During October and November, members of the association will provide community service and financial contributions as part of a six-city charity tour of food banks across Missouri (stories below). The six stops include the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri in Columbia, the Food Bank for Southeast Missouri in Doniphan, the Stoddard County Mission Gospel Food Pantry in Dexter, The Convoy of Hope in Springfield, The Harvesters in Kansas City and the USO in St. Louis.

"This is an excellent time to give back to the communities that support us," says John Cleek, Jr., MRDA's president. "It will also give store employees the opportunity to meet people from different companies as well as allowing all of us to work as one for a common goal and a terrific cause."

In addition to volunteering their time at the food banks, MRDA members will present each worthy cause with a donation of $1,000, which according to the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri is enough to buy $21,000 of food. Cleek is urging all Missouri rental dealers to participate, "I promise this will be a very rewarding experience and our third year in a row to help those in need."

To sign up for a service project, contact the chair of the charity stop near you and include how many employees will participate. For more information about the charity tour, contact John Cleek, Jr., jcleekjr@cleeks.com.

MRDA's 2017 Charity Tour chairs, dates and locations:

 

 

 

Members of the Missouri Rental Dealers Association met in early October to provide community service and financial contributions as part of its third annual charity tour. Seventeen employees from Aaron's, Central File and Rental City packed more than 750 backpacks for the organization's BackSnack Program and presented the worthy cause with a donation of $1,000.

The Harvesters is a regional food bank serving 26 counties in northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. Its BackSnack program provides a weekly backpack filled with nutritious food (water, fruit snacks, oatmeal, cereal, hummus, crackers, canned fruit and vegetables, stew, rice and beans) for schoolchildren to take home over the weekend. More than 100,000 children in the Harvesters' service area receive free and reduced-price school meals during the week, and many of those are at risk of hunger on weekends.

MRDA presented a $1,000 donation that will help the worthy cause provide 3,000 meals for those in need. "Your generous donation is something to be proud of," says Nancy Steinacker, Harvesters' corporate engagement manager. "We appreciate your on-going support."

Click here to read more about The Harvesters.

Click here to read more about the Missouri Dealers Association 2017 Annual Charity Tour.

Click here to see more photos of the Missouri Dealers Association 2017 Annual Charity Tour.

 

 

 

 

Missouri Rental Dealers Association (MRDA) members met to provide community service and financial contributions as part of their third annual charity tour. Rent-to-own associates from Cleek's Inc. dba Aaron's Sales & Lease and Rent One volunteered their time and donated a $1,000 check to The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.

MRDA participated in The Food Bank's Buddy Pack program that is designed to provide nutritious food over the weekend to children who rely on free or reduced-price lunches during the school year. Buddy Packs typically contain two ready-to-eat entrees, a fruit cup, cereal, shelf-stable milk and a nutritional bar. During the school year, the Buddy Pack program distributes food to 7,500 children in more than 150 schools each week.

"It's always rewarding to give back to the community and help those in need," says MRDA President John Cleek, Jr. "This is a great team building service project for our association and a chance to work together with associates from other companies."

A member of Feeding America, The Food Bank is able to work with manufacturers, wholesalers, processors, growers, retailers and restaurants to secure donations and food at reduced costs. Because of these partnerships, they are able to turn every dollar into $21 worth of groceries. With the $1000 donation presented to The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri they will be able to purchase $21,000 worth of groceries that will help feed thousands of those in need.

Click here to read more about The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri.

Click here to read more about the Missouri Dealers Association 2017 Annual Charity Tour.

Click here to see more photos of the Missouri Dealers Association 2017 Annual Charity Tour.

 

 

 

 

Members of the Missouri Rental Dealers Association met to provide community service and financial contributions as part of their third annual charity tour. Rent-to-own associates from All American Rental and Salesand National TV Sales & Rental volunteered their time and donated a $1,000 check to The Convoy of Hope in Springfield, Missouri.

MRDA participated in preparing meals for children in need as well as assembling disaster relief packages for several areas affected by the recent natural disasters around the world. In the past 20 years, Convoy of Hope has been active in 48 states by providing disaster response, conducting community outreach events, directing nutritional programs and sustainability projects. The organization has also brought help and hope to more than 114 countries.

"We had a great time with our teams." says All American Rental's Chief Operating Officer Macy Mitchell. "It was a pleasure to spend time contributing to the betterment of those in need."

Click here to read more about The Convoy of Hope

Click here to read more about the Missouri Dealers Association 2017 Annual Charity Tour.

Click here to see more photos of the Missouri Dealers Association 2017 Annual Charity Tour.

 

 

Members of the Missouri Rental Dealers Association met to provide community service and financial contributions as part of their third annual charity tour. Associates from National Rent-To-Own(NRTO) volunteered their time and presented a $1000 check on behalf of the association's board as well as an additional $2500 donation made by Dan Cole, MRDA board member and founder and president of NRTO, to the USO of Missouri.

The USO of Missouri serves 300,000 military members and their families each year. The organization is not federally funded depends solely on donations and volunteers to maintain operations 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. In addition to the two facilities located at the Lambert Airport in Missouri, there is also a USO at Ft. Leonard Wood and a USO Mobile covering the entire state of Missouri as well as the four joining counties in Illinois.

"This will be one of the USO's busiest weeks of the year as recruits in basic training from places like Ft. Leonard Wood travel home for the holidays including additional personnel from all over the country with layovers in St. Louis," shares MRDA board member Tom Moore. "They can handle as many as 6000 troops per day during the holidays."

Click here to read more about the USO of Missouri.

Click here to read more about the Missouri Dealers Association 2017 Annual Charity Tour.

Click here to see more photos of the Missouri Dealers Association 2017 Annual Charity Tour.

 

 

 



The Missouri Rental Dealers Association has announced the dates and location for its 2017 charity tour. During October and November, members of the association will provide community service and financial contributions as part of a six-city charity tour of food banks across Missouri (stories below). The six stops include the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri in Columbia, the Food Bank for Southeast Missouri in Doniphan, the Stoddard County Mission Gospel Food Pantry in Dexter, The Convoy of Hope in Springfield, The Harvesters in Kansas City and the USO in St. Louis.

"This is an excellent time to give back to the communities that support us," says John Cleek, Jr., MRDA's president. "It will also give store employees the opportunity to meet people from different companies as well as allowing all of us to work as one for a common goal and a terrific cause."

In addition to volunteering their time at the food banks, MRDA members will present each worthy cause with a donation of $1,000, which according to the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri is enough to buy $21,000 of food. Cleek is urging all Missouri rental dealers to participate, "I promise this will be a very rewarding experience and our third year in a row to help those in need."

To sign up for a service project, contact the chair of the charity stop near you and include how many employees will participate. For more information about the charity tour, contact John Cleek, Jr., jcleekjr@cleeks.com.

MRDA's 2017 Charity Tour chairs, dates and locations:

 

 

 

Members of the Missouri Rental Dealers Association met in early October to provide community service and financial contributions as part of its third annual charity tour. Seventeen employees from Aaron's, Central File and Rental City packed more than 750 backpacks for the organization's BackSnack Program and presented the worthy cause with a donation of $1,000.

The Harvesters is a regional food bank serving 26 counties in northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. Its BackSnack program provides a weekly backpack filled with nutritious food (water, fruit snacks, oatmeal, cereal, hummus, crackers, canned fruit and vegetables, stew, rice and beans) for schoolchildren to take home over the weekend. More than 100,000 children in the Harvesters' service area receive free and reduced-price school meals during the week, and many of those are at risk of hunger on weekends.

MRDA presented a $1,000 donation that will help the worthy cause provide 3,000 meals for those in need. "Your generous donation is something to be proud of," says Nancy Steinacker, Harvesters' corporate engagement manager. "We appreciate your on-going support."

Click here to read more about The Harvesters.

Click here to read more about the Missouri Dealers Association 2017 Annual Charity Tour.

Click here to see more photos of the Missouri Dealers Association 2017 Annual Charity Tour.

 

 

 

 

Missouri Rental Dealers Association (MRDA) members met to provide community service and financial contributions as part of their third annual charity tour. Rent-to-own associates from Cleek's Inc. dba Aaron's Sales & Lease and Rent One volunteered their time and donated a $1,000 check to The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.

MRDA participated in The Food Bank's Buddy Pack program that is designed to provide nutritious food over the weekend to children who rely on free or reduced-price lunches during the school year. Buddy Packs typically contain two ready-to-eat entrees, a fruit cup, cereal, shelf-stable milk and a nutritional bar. During the school year, the Buddy Pack program distributes food to 7,500 children in more than 150 schools each week.

"It's always rewarding to give back to the community and help those in need," says MRDA President John Cleek, Jr. "This is a great team building service project for our association and a chance to work together with associates from other companies."

A member of Feeding America, The Food Bank is able to work with manufacturers, wholesalers, processors, growers, retailers and restaurants to secure donations and food at reduced costs. Because of these partnerships, they are able to turn every dollar into $21 worth of groceries. With the $1000 donation presented to The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri they will be able to purchase $21,000 worth of groceries that will help feed thousands of those in need.

Click here to read more about The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri.

Click here to read more about the Missouri Dealers Association 2017 Annual Charity Tour.

Click here to see more photos of the Missouri Dealers Association 2017 Annual Charity Tour.

 

 

 

 

Members of the Missouri Rental Dealers Association met to provide community service and financial contributions as part of their third annual charity tour. Rent-to-own associates from All American Rental and Salesand National TV Sales & Rental volunteered their time and donated a $1,000 check to The Convoy of Hope in Springfield, Missouri.

MRDA participated in preparing meals for children in need as well as assembling disaster relief packages for several areas affected by the recent natural disasters around the world. In the past 20 years, Convoy of Hope has been active in 48 states by providing disaster response, conducting community outreach events, directing nutritional programs and sustainability projects. The organization has also brought help and hope to more than 114 countries.

"We had a great time with our teams." says All American Rental's Chief Operating Officer Macy Mitchell. "It was a pleasure to spend time contributing to the betterment of those in need."

Click here to read more about The Convoy of Hope

Click here to read more about the Missouri Dealers Association 2017 Annual Charity Tour.

Click here to see more photos of the Missouri Dealers Association 2017 Annual Charity Tour.

 

 

Members of the Missouri Rental Dealers Association met to provide community service and financial contributions as part of their third annual charity tour. Associates from National Rent-To-Own(NRTO) volunteered their time and presented a $1000 check on behalf of the association's board as well as an additional $2500 donation made by Dan Cole, MRDA board member and founder and president of NRTO, to the USO of Missouri.

The USO of Missouri serves 300,000 military members and their families each year. The organization is not federally funded depends solely on donations and volunteers to maintain operations 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. In addition to the two facilities located at the Lambert Airport in Missouri, there is also a USO at Ft. Leonard Wood and a USO Mobile covering the entire state of Missouri as well as the four joining counties in Illinois.

"This will be one of the USO's busiest weeks of the year as recruits in basic training from places like Ft. Leonard Wood travel home for the holidays including additional personnel from all over the country with layovers in St. Louis," shares MRDA board member Tom Moore. "They can handle as many as 6000 troops per day during the holidays."

Click here to read more about the USO of Missouri.

Click here to read more about the Missouri Dealers Association 2017 Annual Charity Tour.

Click here to see more photos of the Missouri Dealers Association 2017 Annual Charity Tour.