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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

 

We're more than insurance agents. We're change agents.

We change concerns into confidence, we make losses whole again, and we help protect what matters most. That’s just our day job. Our passion for changing our community for the better moves us to do more. We are committed to actively supporting the communities we live and work in through strategic investment of our people and resources. We donate thousands of dollars every year to deserving organizations, and even more in time and talent.

 
 

Blue Jeans for a Cause

Supporting Our Local Organizations

Every Friday is Blue Jean Friday. For $5.00, employees can wear their favorite pair of jeans to work. All the money donated by employees, plus the company match, is donated to support the organizations in our community.

JANUARY | Boys & Girls Club

Boys & Girls Clubs help millions of kids and teens develop essential skills, making lasting connections and have fun. Club members experience: A safe place to learn, play and grow. Supportive relationships with caring mentors.

FEBRUARY | Hilltop Neighborhood House

Hilltop Neighborhood House empowers the community by providing a place to learn, grow, and belong. Since 1995, Hilltop Neighborhood House has welcomed local families, providing the care and education that builds positive futures.

MARCH | Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels America is the leadership organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. By providing funding, leadership, education, research and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time.

APRIL | Dunebrook

Dunebrook is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is: to advocate for children and provide positive family support and education. Since Dunebrook's founding in 1989, they have helped thousands of children, parents and families strengthen their relationships with one another.

MAY | Youth Service Bureau & PATH

The Youth Service Bureau sponsors several programs such as School Buddies, which is one-on-one mentoring that takes place in the schools in La Porte County. It's all about forming friendships and providing guidance to the youth in our community. Kids on the Block is a program that educates all of La Porte County second graders about the cycle of child abuse. This prevention puppet-show presentation is performed in elementary schools each year. Teen Court is a program that diverts first-time juvenile offenders from the traditional juvenile justice system. Teen Court youth volunteers serve as attorneys, bailiffs, and jurors to constructively sentence these offenders and hold them accountable to the community for their unlawful behavior. | A Positive Approach to Teen Health is a non-profit organization located in Northwest Indiana that impacts thousands of teens from rural areas in Newton County to the cities in Lake County. Their specialty is to equip, empower, and encourage teens by engaging them in informative and interactive classroom sessions designed to bring medically-accurate and relative facts about real-time issues ranging from relationships to addiction.

JUNE | Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement programs empower students to make a connection between what they learn in school and how it can be applied in the real world – enhancing the relevance of their classroom learning and increasing their understanding of the value of staying in school.

JULY | Family Advocates & Family Youth Service Bureau

Family Advocates is an organization dedicated to providing an environment of integrity and respect. They are committed to objective advocacy focused on the best interest of children while fostering healthy, positive and permanent family relationships. | Established as an agency that believes all families and people have strengths, Family & Youth Service Bureau of Porter County provides services and programs that enable people to discover their strengths and to use those strengths to create a new path in their lives. This strength-based approach empowers people and builds self confidence as they recognize they have skills to create a better life.

AUGUST | Paladin

Paladin has served Northwest Indiana for 50 years under the names Michiana Resources, Parents & Friends, and the LaPorte County Council on Aging. These organizations have been working together as part of a strategic alliance since 2015 and agreed to officially merge to form Paladin on July 1, 2017. Paladin advocates for persons with disabilities to ensure a meaningful life.

SEPTEMBER | Housing Opportunities

Housing Opportunities is a community-sustained nonprofit that resolves and prevents homelessness for adults, children, and seniors in Porter and La Porte counties. Above all, we provide hope to clients experiencing homelessness and its effects.

OCTOBER | Clothing Our Children

Service Above Self: more than words to Merrillville Rotary. Members represent local businesses that volunteer their time and resources to meet a basic human need of school children in our community. Clothing Our Children is their signature event that provides under-privileged school children in Merrillville, Crown Point, Hobart and surrounding communities with new winter clothing.

NOVEMBER | Citizens Concerned for the Homeless

The mission of Citizens Concerned for the Homeless is to provide short-term drug and alcohol free shelter to homeless families in La Porte County, assist in securing permanent housing for these families and provide opportunities to build a skill set to maintain stable housing.

DECEMBER | Warriors First Foundation

The Warriors First Foundation is dedicated to serving the health and well-being needs of the military community’s active-duty and retired personnel National Guard and Reserve components and their loved ones by providing financial support, recreational therapy, housing and transportation assistance to those in need.