Schaumburg, Ill. (August 14, 2015)Assurance, a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage, continued its commitment to giving on August 5, 2015, when a number of employees spent their work day volunteering with Gigi’s Playhouse. This is the ninth year Assurance volunteers assisted the organization.

GiGi’s Playhouse is all about achievement, belief and confidence. Serving children and adults of all ages, Playhouses across the country offer 30 educational and therapeutic programs at no charge to families. Helping children and adults at GiGi’s Playhouse extends beyond the Down syndrome diagnosis. Their global message is acceptance.

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).  

On August 5, Assurance volunteers spent the day cleaning and sorting materials at Gigi’s Playhouse in Hoffman Estates, Ill.. They cleaned out three storage rooms in a process that included organizing and disposing of several unneeded items. However, Assurance volunteers salvaged many items by bringing those in good condition to Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill and metal recycling centers.

“Gigi’s Playhouse is a wonderful organization,” said Mary Oswald, staff accountant at Assurance. “They promote a kinder and more accepting world for everyone. We’re happy that Assurance could help in their mission.”

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 Gigi’s Playhouse, please visit http://gigisplayhouse.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.