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Schaumburg, Ill. (May 14, 2015)Assurance, a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage, continued its commitment to giving on May 14, 2015, when a number of employees spent their work day volunteering with the Community Crisis Center of Elgin. This is the first year Assurance volunteers assisted the organization.

The Community Crisis Center of Elgin is one of the oldest domestic violence shelters in the state of Illinois. It was founded in 1975 by a group of dedicated volunteers to meet the needs of individuals and families in crisis.

The volunteer opportunity is one of 17 similar events scheduled for 2015 where Assurance employees will 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 May 14, Assurance volunteers spent the day organizing and cleaning the center. This included cleaning and disinfecting the children’s room, organizing the storage and layout of their movie collection, and sorting various donations to the center. Overall, more than 275 movies and 10 bins of clothing were sorted and consolidated. The group of volunteers was also taken on a tour of the whole center.

“It was truly a great experience to aid the center in its cleanup and reorganization,” said Sandra Lopez, account manager/supervisor at Assurance. “The supervisors at the Community Crisis Center really embrace what they do, and it’s amazing to see the significance of each task as it comes together.”

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 Community Crisis Center of Elgin, please visit www.crisiscenter.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.