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Schaumburg, Ill. (June 17, 2015)Assurance, a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage, continued its commitment to giving on June 9, 2015, when a number of employees spent their work day volunteering with The Chicago Lighthouse. This is the ninth year Assurance volunteers assisted the organization.

For over 100 years, The Lighthouse has been a national trendsetter in offering far-reaching programs that open doors for people who are blind or visually impaired. At The Lighthouse, helping people with visual impairments find jobs is of utmost importance. In addition to offering a wide array of educational and training programs, they also provide extensive job counseling and placement services.

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).  

On June 9, Assurance volunteers worked exclusively in the library which provides Braille and large print textbooks, as well as other learning materials to blind or visually impaired students across the state of Illinois. The volunteers unboxed and sorted thousands of Braille books for The Lighthouse and were also treated to a tour. This was a day of heavy lifting for the Assurance crew. Overall, a stunning 500 boxes of books were unpacked and sorted for The Lighthouse.

“The staff was very accommodating and our work was appreciated,” said Josh Sandstrom, Senior Client Service Representative at Assurance. “It felt great knowing our tasks have a direct impact for The Lighthouse and those they service.”

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 The Chicago Lighthouse, please visit www.chicagolighthouse.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