Schaumburg, Ill. (Nov. 13, 2015)Assurance, a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage, continued its commitment to giving on November 5, 2015, when a number of employees spent their  work day volunteering with Special Spaces Chicagoland. This is the second time Assurance has assisted the organization this year. 

The mission of Special Spaces is simple, but zealous. Their goal is create dream bedrooms for children with life-threatening medical illnesses, so they can find additional peace and comfort. The organization was founded in 2004 and has worked with volunteers across the country to renovate hundreds of bedrooms.

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).  

Through the help of Assurance volunteers and Special Spaces, a local Chicagoland child with a life-threatening illness saw her bedroom turn into a scene from her favorite movie, “Frozen”. Volunteers cleaned, moved furniture, swept, dusted, and redecorated her walls and furniture to create her very own ice palace. But it doesn’t stop there. They were not only able to decorate her room, but her older brother’s room as well. They turned the brother’s room into a Chicago Bulls man cave, complete with sewed pillows and a pinned Derrick Rose signed jersey on the wall.

“It was incredible to help not just one child that day, but a whole family,” said Alexis Awe, account manager at Assurance. “Seeing the looks on their faces when we revealed the rooms is a moment I’ll never forget.”

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 Special Spaces, please visit www.specialspaceschicagoland.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