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In the Community
BrokersTrust raised $2,000 towards a treatment called Zolgensma, used to cure Spinal Muscular Atrophy—a rare genetic disease affecting roughly one in 6,000 babies.
Donnell Insurance donated $13,000 to the Salvation Army and collected 1,377 coats for youth in the Burlington area stemming from their three annual fundraisers—Coats for Kids, Cookies for Coats and Cocktails for Coats.
The OTIP Community Fund donated $3,000 to the Food Bank of Waterloo Region.
The Insuranceland Referral Program donates $5 for every referral they receive—they recently donated $5,735 to the Mississauga Foodbank.
Loonies in the Street Raises $1.7 Million for Kawartha Food Share Over 20 Years
2019 marked the 20th anniversary of a Peterborough tradition started by Peter Blodgett of Darling Insurance. It began with three business owners inviting people through local radio to stop by with a donation for the Kawartha Food Share and has now grown into a community–wide event. Peter dresses as Santa each year, joining volunteers who help collect donations from 7:00AM–10:00PM. This year was their biggest year, raising $160,000. Over the last 20 years this initiative has raised close to $1.7 million. With each dollar donated, the Kawartha Food Share can buy $6 in food. They distribute over $8 million dollars’ worth of food each year and close to 750,000 pounds of food every month.
The Insurance Brokers Association of Durham Region hosted a Golf Tournament and a YBC Charity Bowling Event that raised $8,200 for the Boys and Girls Club of Durham.
For Random Act of Kindness Day, Erb & Erb and Lackner McLennan dropped off homemade treats and Bipper blankets to Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region.
The Insurance Brokers Association of Waterloo Region hosted a blanket drive and donated 240 blankets on behalf of Donovan Insurance, Josslin Insurance, KW Insurance Brokers, OTIP, Staebler Insurance and Zehr Insurance.
Paul C Armstrong felt the holiday spirit this season—they donated to Food4Kids on Giving Tuesday, to their local foodbank and to the Georgetown Bread Basket.
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