Zurich North America, a provider of property and casualty insurance and a company dedicated to improving the lives of children and families, has made a $10,000 donation to the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.
Paul Horgan, head of North America Commercial Insurance for Zurich North America, announced the donation at a special dinner for Zurich customers on April 25 during the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) Conference, which took place this year in Philadelphia, Penn., from April 23-26.
In 2016, Zurich demonstrated its commitment to the communities where people live and work through more than $633,000 derived from 27,430 volunteer hours donated by 3,668 employees through more than 725 service projects.
One of Zurich’s three community investment focus areas is working to ensure the health and welfare of children in need. To help meet that need in the Philadelphia area, Zurich has donated $10,000 to the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House on behalf of its Zurich RIMS attendees and guests attending Zurich-hosted events.
The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald house is dedicated to supporting the families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and hope through housing and other supportive services.
The $10,000 will go toward two initiatives.
Half of the money will be used to allow a group of children battling cancer and their siblings to attend Ronald McDonald Camp in the Poconos Mountains. The Camp allows children with cancer to take a break from the stress of treatment and just be kids by experiencing the joys of summer camp.
The other half of the donation will be used to support the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. The Ronald McDonald Family Rooms extend the support of the Ronald McDonald House into the hospital by offering a quiet, comfortable place for families to rest and regroup during their child’s treatment. This can help them to reduce stress and focus on their own health and well-being while they take care of their child.
In addition to the monetary donation, Zurich presented the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House with more than $1,000 worth of gift cards for families served by the House to help them with everyday staples and supplies while living there. The gift cards were donated by Zurich’s Select Brokers in the Atlantic Region and Zurich employees attending the RIMS conference.
Source: Zurich North America
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