SCHAUMBURG, IL (August 4, 2014)Assurance, an independent insurance brokerage with offices near Chicago and St. Louis, continued its commitment to giving on July 23, 2014, when a number of employees spent their work day volunteering with Gigi’s Playhouse. This is the eighth year Assurance volunteers have assisted the organization.

Gigi's Playhouse is a Down syndrome awareness and educational center that provides free resources, specialized instruction and support to individuals, families and the community. In just over nine years, 12 Playhouses have opened nationwide, all with the mission to empower individuals and increase positive awareness of Down syndrome.

The volunteer opportunity is one of 18 similar events scheduled for 2014, 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).  

At the event, Assurance volunteers cleaned, sanitized and organized the play area, gym and kitchen. The group also set up shelves and organized art supplies.

“It was great to do some of the necessary cleaning tasks that Gigi’s Playhouse needed to keep a safe, organized environment,” said Jacob Guimond, Carrier Liason at Assurance. He continued, “We always love coming back here year after year to help in any way that we can.” 

Under the motto “We Can Be Heroes”, Assurance employees have donated over 14,500 labor hours in a nine year span through volunteer opportunities organized by ACT. If you or your business would like to volunteer with Gigi’s Playhouse, please visit www.gigisplayhouse.org.