Who: Assurance employees volunteered with Chicagoland Special Spaces, funding and completely re-doing a local child’s bedroom. Special Spaces is a nonprofit that creates dream bedrooms for children with life-threatening medical illnesses. They create a space where the child can dream and imagine while addressing their medical needs.
What: Assurance spent the day redoing a bedroom for Dylan, a joyful 4-year-old boy who is battling Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. Every member of the Assurance ‘A’ Team stayed to watch Dylan and his parent’s reaction to the Lego Superhero themed bedroom reveal. It was an honor for the group to see the expression on their faces of the complete transformation.
The complete makeover entailed:
- Redoing Dylan’s entire bedroom
- Assembling and painting a bunk bed
- Creating various décor items
- Assembling and painting a chest for superhero costumes, a Lego board and shelf
When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Where: Chicagoland Area
Why: The volunteer opportunity is one of 21 similar events scheduled for 2018 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). Assurance employees have donated over 22,000 labor hours in the last 13 years through ACT.