Schaumburg, Ill. (July 16, 2015)Assurance, a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage, continued its commitment to giving on July 15, 2015, when a number of employees spent their work day volunteering with Aspire. This is the fourth year Assurance volunteers assisted the organization. 

Aspire is a leader in providing bold, pioneering and uncompromising services to children and adults with developmental disabilities, their families and the Chicagoland community. They are one of the most innovative human service nonprofits in the Midwest with a dedicated staff of more than 250 that serves over 585 children and 320 adults every year.

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 July 15, Assurance volunteers assisted Aspire with a wide variety of tasks at two homes. At the first home, volunteers planted tomatoes, cilantro and other plants. They dug near the driveway and inserted cement tiles to aid wheelchair-bound patrons in getting to the street. At the second home, volunteers cleaned the front yard by removing weeds, trash and rocks, while also building an herb-bed in the backyard. Additional cement tiles were put in the second home to aid in transportation.

“It was a wonderfult event, and Aspire was very grateful for our efforts,” said Alexis Awe, account manager at Assurance. “They only have three events throughout the summer, and we were lucky to be one of them!”

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.          

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