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IICF Hosts 2022 Week of Giving Celebrating Insurance Volunteerism

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IICF Hosts 2022 Week of Giving Celebrating Insurance Volunteerism

Insurance industry give backs through service projects and philanthropy across the US and UK


LOS ANGELES, CA (September 21, 2022)– The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a unique nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities and enriching lives, will again host its annual Week of Giving, the largest ongoing volunteer initiative in the insurance industry, from October 8-15. IICF Week of Giving celebrates the insurance industry’s commitment throughout the year to volunteerism and supporting those in need through service projects designed to support local communities.


Professionals from leading insurance businesses and related firms will gather across the US and UK to complete volunteer projects and give back during the 2022 Week of Giving. Thousands of participants take part in IICF volunteer events each year, including community and beach clean-up projects, food and clothing drives, career building workshops, community garden planting and more, supporting a wide range of causes such as food and housing insecurity, education, children at risk, disaster preparedness and veterans and environmental causes. Individuals or teams can register here.


“Serving as the unifying charitable foundation for an industry that is rooted in the principle of being there in times of need, IICF proudly hosts the annual Week of Giving to celebrate the tremendous contributions of our industry and its people, all throughout the year, to support those in need,” said Bill Ross, CEO of IICF. “In another year of challenges, the IICF and our insurance industry volunteers continued to adapt to meet the needs of our communities and help to create a better future. This year we anticipate a return to mostly in-person volunteer opportunities, making this Week of Giving an even more special celebration of the incredible impact of what we can do when we unite and volunteer together as an industry.”


See several initiatives IICF has planned for the 2022 Week of Giving in its five divisions, below:


·      Northeast: Post & Schell, a Philadelphia-based law firm and IICF board member, facilitated several volunteer opportunities this year supporting legal, health and social services, professional wardrobe access and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) patient parental support. As part of Week of Giving, Post & Schell will partner with Today is a Good Day, a nonprofit working to provide personal and financial support to families who require the services of the NICU, to create bonding squares for babies and parents which will be made part of care packages sent to families in Pennsylvania hospitals.

·       Midwest: IICF’s Midwest Division, in partnership with Enchanted Backpack, a Chicago-based nonprofit working to provide children and teachers with access to school supplies, will gather to package art materials and soft goods such as t-shirts, socks and other staples for children in low-income areas. Throughout the year, IICF’s Midwest Division facilitates and engages with various efforts to support students and teachers and supply them with essential resources.

·       Southeast: The IICF Southeast Division dedicates countless hours every year toward supporting and honoring US veterans. This year they will host the 9th annualIICF Week of Giving Veteran Cemetery Service Project and Clean Up at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, cleaning hundreds of headstones and completing various grounds beautification projects with the support of many insurance companies.

·       Western: IICF’s Western Division will again partner for Week of Giving with Golden Heart Ranch, a nonprofit that works with young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, IICF will participate in maintenance projects on the ranch as well as aid in preparations for their Halloween Bash, supporting their mission of creating an inclusive and caring environment.

·      UK: IICF’s UK Division works alongside the Vision Foundation and Blind in Business, two nonprofits supporting blind and partially sighted people throughout London to provide them with career building resources and mentorship. During Week of Giving, visually impaired young professionals seeking employment opportunities will have access to a one day, in-person insights session consisting of panel discussions, career advice specific to their needs, networking opportunities and more at the Blind in Business Offices in central London.


To learn more and register for a wide range of IICF’s Week of Giving projects throughout the US and US, and other volunteering projects available throughout the entire year, please visit www.volunteer.iicf.org.


About the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF)

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) is a unique nonprofit that unites the collective strengths of the insurance industry to help communities and enrich lives through grants, volunteer service and leadership. Established in 1994, IICF has served as the philanthropic foundation of the insurance industry for more than twenty-five years, contributing $42 million in community grants along with 300,000 volunteer hours by more than 110,000 industry professionals. IICF reinvests locally where funds are raised, serving hundreds of charities and nonprofit organizations, for maximum community impact. IICF is a registered nonprofit organization undersection 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. Learn more at www.iicf.org or follow us on social media: @doubleicf. 


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