by CORT Offers Charitable Donation Option in Lieu of Cash Reward

Leading apartment search site partners with Volunteers of America


CORT Business Services, a Berkshire Hathaway company, and announce that renters who find their apartments through can make a $100 donation to Volunteers of America (VOA), a nonprofit devoted to supporting and empowering America’s most vulnerable people. is the first leading apartment internet listing service to offer this charitable donation option in lieu of a $100 Visa gift card.

“At by CORT, we are excited for this partnership with Volunteers of America and to work together with our renters to make a difference,” said Scott Papenfus, national product and partnership development manager for CORT. aims to provide the most extensive apartment inventory to make apartment searches as easy and effective as possible. users can also take advantage of the site’s unique offerings including:

  • Commute Time Calculator—Users can check their commute time to work whether by car, public transportation, bicycle or on foot.
  • Self-guided Property Tours—Users can pick the properties they want to visit and receive an optimized route to check out all of the locations on their list with just the click of a button.
  • Integrated Neighborhood Information—Users can get to know a potential neighborhood before visiting and determine the best fit for their lifestyle needs. Neighborhood information available on the site includes nearby schools, restaurants, grocery stores, parks and walkability.

When using to find and rent an apartment, renters receive a $200 reward. This comes in the form of a $100 Visa gift card and $100 CORT card that can be used toward anything in CORT’s furniture rental or clearance center locations nationwide. When donating the Visa gift card to VOA, renters will still receive the $100 credit for use at CORT in addition to their donation.

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About CORT

CORT, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, is the nation’s leading provider of transition services, including furniture rental for home and office, event furnishings, destination services, apartment locating, touring and other services. With more than 100 offices, showrooms and clearance centers across the United States, operations in the United Kingdom and partners in more than 70 countries, no other furniture rental company can match CORT’s breadth of services and companywide commitment to providing excellent customer service. For more information, please visit

About Volunteers of America

Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping those in need live healthy, safe and productive lives. Through hundreds of human service programs, including housing and health care, Volunteers of America helps almost 2.5 million people in over 400 communities. Our work touches the mind, body, heart and ultimately the spirit of those we serve, integrating our deep compassion with highly effective programs and services. Learn more at


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