Insurance Industry’s Annual Week of Giving Starts Oct. 8

By | September 16, 2016

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a nonprofit organization funded by the insurance industry, is hosting its annual Week of Giving during the week of October 8-15. IICF is calling on volunteers to participate in the more than 250 service projects that will be held in 70 cities across the United States.

During the Week of Giving, volunteer participants dedicate their time to serve local nonprofits through a range of service projects. These include volunteer events designed to assist at-risk women, children and youth, the homeless, those with disabilities, and senior citizens. Events also focus on themes including education, food, health, and disaster preparedness programs.

IICF says more than 8,500 volunteers from more than 85 companies that operate in the insurance industry are expected to join this year’s Week of Giving.

Volunteers can sign up at www.weekofgiving.iicf.org or by contacting the IICF office at (925) 280-8009.

“Through events like the Week of Giving, IICF has united insurance professionals from across the industry to generate more than 218,000 hours of volunteer service,” said IICF Chief Executive Officer Bill Ross. “It’s special to witness the industry come together and help change lives across the entire country. We look forward to expanding the industry’s volunteer reach even further this year with the addition of volunteers in the United Kingdom.”

In addition to the organized volunteer opportunities, the IICF Week of Giving also promotes a personal giving campaign. Donations directly benefit IICF’s Early Literacy Initiative to bring literacy programing to local communities across the country. Each IICF division has designated a local nonprofit partner focused upon early childhood literacy. The IICF Early Literacy Initiative began in 2013 as a significant push by the insurance industry to strategically impact literacy development among children.

Contributions can be made online at www.weekofgiving.iicf.org. All donations to Week of Giving will directly support Sesame Workshop and the IICF Early Literacy Inititiave.

The IICF was established in 1994 and is completely directed and funded by the insurance industry. Since its inception in 1994, IICF has contributed $25.3 million in grants to charities and 218,722 volunteer hours to hundreds of community nonprofit organizations.

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