Schaumburg, Ill. (September 10, 2015)Assurance, a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage, continued its commitment to giving on August 27, 2015, when a number of employees spent their work day volunteering with Special Spaces Chicagoland. This is the first year Assurance assisted the organization.

The mission of Special Spaces is simple, but zealous. Their goal is create dream bedrooms for children with life-threatening medical illnesses, so they can find additional peace and comfort. The organization was founded in 2004 and has worked with volunteers across the country to renovate hundreds of bedrooms.

The volunteer opportunity is one of 17 similar events scheduled for 2015 where Assurance employees donate their time to deserving nonprofit organizations. All volunteer days are organized by the company’s employee-driven charitable foundation, Assurance Caring Together (ACT).  

Through the help of Assurance volunteers and Special Spaces, a local Chicagoland child with a life-threatening illness saw his Spiderman bedroom come to life. Volunteers cleaned, moved furniture, swept, dusted and prepped his room for painting. The group then built a dresser, bookcase and bed, as well as painted the desk, bed table, small coat shelf, clock and stuffed animal ‘cage’ holder. As a finishing touch, several Assurance team members glued superhero memorabilia to frames and lamps. As projects progressed, the team went a step further by painting the kitchen and living room for the family. 

“Seeing the look on both the child and family’s face after the big reveal is something I’ll never forget,” said Donna Tyler, senior account manager at Assurance. “We’re all grateful for the opportunity to take a day off work and give back to such a wonderful cause.”

Under the motto “We Can Be Heroes”, Assurance employees donated over 17,000 labor hours in a ten year span through volunteer opportunities organized by ACT. If you or your business would like to volunteer with Special Spaces, please visit www.specialspaceschicagoland.org

About Assurance
Assurance is among the largest and most awarded independent insurance brokerages in the U.S. A “Top 50” broker and repeated national “Best Place to Work” winner, Assurance creates value by minimizing risk and maximizing health for 6,000 businesses and individuals across the country. The company is headquartered in Schaumburg, IL with centralized office locations in Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO. Visit Assurance at www.assuranceagency.com.