Assurance Caring Together Volunteers Wrap an Inspiring Month with Four Events!
Assurance employees were busy volunteering with four Assurance Caring Together charity partners the last week of June. Read more about the inspiring four days with Dream Riders, Almost Home Kids, EasterSeals and Random Acts of Flowers.
Who: Assurance employees volunteered with Dream Riders, the nonprofit offers occupational, physical and speech therapy services using equine assisted methods in a natural environment. The charity focuses on children and adults of all ages affected by various mental and physical disabilities. Specific services include therapeutic riding, riding lessons, physical therapy dance classes and therapeutic horsemanship.
What: Employees spent the day preparing the facilities for upcoming summer events. The preparation included washing windows, doors and walls of the arena, cleaning up toys, fixing games and washing the hospitality area for the upcoming Family Farm Fest.
When: June 24, 2019
Who: ACT volunteers assisted Almost Home Kids, a short-term community based pediatric healthcare facility providing a bridge from hospital to home for children with medical difficulties. Almost Home Kids offers training and education for families anticipating a child’s official discharge, coordinating a community-based medical professional and social services the child will need and providing respite care for home-like settings.
What: Employees spent the day enhancing the overall aesthetic of the healthcare facility for children and employees. They gardened, pulled weeds in three different areas of the property and created a mulch path for more parking opportunities.
When: June 25, 2019
Who: For over 100 years, EasterSeals has been providing resources to individuals facing disabilities. They currently serve more than 1.5 million individuals through specialized programs including early intervention, autism services, adult day care, workforce development and more. EasterSeals believes everyone should be included and valued regardless of age or ability.
What: Assurance volunteers spent the first half of their volunteer morning playing with individuals of all ages on the playground during their recess time. Then, in the afternoon they helped garden, pull weeds and spread mulch around the EasterSeals facility and playground in Villa Park. The outdoor landscaping now matches the impact they make on lives inside!
When: June 26, 2019
Who: Random Acts of Flowers improves the emotional health of individuals in healthcare facilities throughout the nation. Individuals receive recycled flowers, encouragement and personal moments of kindness from the charity.
What: Assurance volunteers helped Random Acts of Flowers prepare, arrange and pack over 1500 bouquets to be delivered to healthcare facilities. In the afternoon, volunteers arranged 220 bouquets in vases. Random Acts of Flowers has now distributed over 431,376 bouquets of flowers nationwide.
When: June 27, 2019
Why: These volunteer opportunities are four of the 21 similar events scheduled for 2019 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 24,000 labor hours in the last 14 years through ACT.