Schaumburg, IL (August 28, 2013) - Assurance, an independent insurance brokerage with offices near Chicago and St. Louis, continued its commitment to giving on August 13, 2013, when a number of employees spent their work day volunteering with the Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA). This is the second year Assurance volunteers have assisted the organization.

NWSRA partners with 17 community park districts, as well as local schools and organizations, to provide various programs for children and adults with disabilities. In 2012, there were over 18,000 registrants and 2,000 programs offered in the northwest suburbs of Illinois.

The volunteer opportunity is one of 15 similar days scheduled for 2013 where Assurance employees will donate their time to deserving nonprofit organizations. All volunteer days are organized by the company's employee-driven charitable foundation, Assurance Caring Together (ACT).

Assurance employees spent the day cleaning the inside of 21 vans and buses used by NWSRA for their programs. Volunteers were split into groups. While one group wiped down the seats, windows and dashboard, the other scrubbed and hosed the outside of each bus. The volunteers also vacuumed the inside of each vehicle before the day was over.

Under the motto "We Can Be Heroes”, Assurance employees have donated over 12,600 labor hours in a nine year span through volunteer opportunities organized by ACT. If you or your business would like to volunteer with the NWSRA, please visit www.nwsra.org.