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Schaumburg, Ill. (June 18, 2015)Assurance, a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage, continued its commitment to giving on June 11, 2015, when a number of employees spent their work day volunteering with One Tail at a Time. This is the first year Assurance volunteers assisted the organization.

One Tail at a Time is a no-kill, 501(c)3 all-breed dog rescue committed to lowering euthanasia rates in the greater Chicagoland area through the rescue and adoption of dogs in need, comprehensive support of adopters, and community outreach through humane education programs as well as assistance for disadvantaged and low-income families.

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 11, Assurance volunteers assisted One Tail with a wide variety of tasks. Employees painted the 620 sq. ft. kennel room, wrote 130 thank you cards, painted 50 plaques, sorted over 1,000 pounds of dog food and assembled three industrial shelves. It wasn’t all labor, though. Assurance volunteers also socialized with rescue dogs. Through volunteer efforts, Assurance helped One Tail at a Time get a step closer to the opening of its Adoption Center, which will have a room named in Assurance’s honor.

“I cannot wait to work with One Tail at a Time again,” said Sean Baker,  marketing CRM specialist at Assurance. “This organization is a great alternative to many dog shelters in the city. They’re also building a new Adoption Center that we can’t wait to see!”

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 One Tail at a Time, please visit www.onetail.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