Our Canton Community Engagement team was delighted to support their nonprofit partner, School on Wheels of Massachusetts (SOWMA) annual “Inspire the Future” gala by attending the event and presenting a donation funded by the Charitable Trust! This sold-out evening was a remarkable success – celebrating SOWMA’s mission, students and dedicated volunteers who together create a brighter future for local youth facing homelessness. Please enjoy these photos of Intact’s Jeff Haight, Dennis Abbott, Karen Rich, Ed Barber, Stacy Raphel, and Michelle Sears (first photo from left to right), with the CEO of SOWMA, Steve Telesmanick (second photo), and Louisa Moller from WBZ CBS Boston news (third photo).
November 11 is Veterans Day, our annual federal holiday honoring military veterans of the United States Armed Forces. The date acknowledges the end of World War I at 11 a.m., November 11, 1918 (the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month).
To help commemorate, we are sharing the voices of members of our community who have served our country. We invite you to hear from Richard Bishop (Staff Counsel) and Jamie Dillard (Corporate – IT) by clicking on their names, and learn how their service experiences have influenced their lives and insurance industry careers. We salute their bravery today, tomorrow, and always.
Recently, the Plymouth Finance team spent the afternoon volunteering at Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) – a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating, hand-packing, and delivering nutritious meals to malnourished children around the world. Volunteers pack all the meals, and their donations help pay for them. Furthermore, FMSC partners are embedded in communities to provide sustainable development – a vital component in the process of transitioning individuals, families, and communities out of chronic hunger and poverty, and into self-sufficiency. Our team contributed to packing 100 boxes including 21,600 meals, providing 59 kids a daily meal for 1 year!
From left to right: Intact’s John Treacy, Zachary Marean, Emma Wheeler, Kayla Clark, Stacie Sommers, Mitchell Wagner, Ann Ly, David Brumm, Brianna Ford, Faith Tolliver, Earl Emrick, James McLachlan, Suman Pahadi, Barry Strombeck, and Persabelle Berhane.
November is National Native American Heritage Month. The coming weeks are an opportune time to honor our nation’s first people and their rich history. We appreciate their immeasurable contributions to our country and become more aware of the unique challenges Native people have faced and how they have worked to overcome them.
This Fall, a volunteer experience through the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity brought our Plymouth Corporate – Actuarial and Risk Management teams together to help local people build a place they can call home. The positive effects of habitat ownership ripple to every area of a family’s life (health, safety, education outcomes, and financial opportunity) and the impact extends for generations.
Maria Hoffer reflected on her experience: “Volunteering was a fulfilling and rewarding experience – not only were we able to help provide a dwelling place for a family, but we were also able to do it as a team and build a strong sense of camaraderie among coworkers.” Together they put up drywall throughout the house – a critical step!
Back row (from left to right): Intact’s Hailey Gillen, Emily Sellner, Connor Glinski, Maria Hoffer, Anders Beyer, Sam Kuennen, and Gunner Robison. Front row (from left to right): Jenny Miller, Hannah Kojetin, Kaya Gendreau, Lisa Jaskowiak, and Brooke Johnson.