We "Like" to Help Campaign of 2011
This year, Brownstone Insurance and their affiliate company, Murphy & Jordan Insurance, teamed up with a local organization called SkivieGivie, which was actually founded by one of our very own customers.
SkivieGivie was founded with the purpose of providing those less fortunate with one of life's most basic necessities: undergarments. Through fundraising efforts and campaigns, the organization is able to provide new/packaged underwear, t-shirts, bras and socks to people in need in our local area. And with 42% of children in the Boston area living in poverty, they desperately need our help.
Following in the footsteps of last year's campaign, Brownstone promised to donate one new undergarment to Skivie for every new "like" that our Facebook page received, which will be provided to the countless local children that need our help this winter.
Upon completion of this year's "We Like to Help" campaign, Brownstone and Murphy & Jordan Insurance received 143 new "likes" on the company Facebook pages. This means that at least 143 new undergarments will be donated to SkivieGivie, and later distributed to needy children in our local area. Our office is currently working with a large-scale distributor to purchase the undergarments, and plan to make the donation within the next week. Stay tuned for our blog follow-up when we visit with SkivieGivie and make the donation that your wonderful support made possible.
Community Service Initiative
Brownstone firmly believes in giving back to our community. So in keeping with that company belief, employees are being given the opportunity to spend a day volunteering at a local shelter, non-profit organization or cause over the next few weeks.
Employees are free to choose whichever cause they'd like to support and volunteer for and are asked to document their day with photos and personal thoughts.
Brownstone "Likes" to Help
In December of 2010, Brownstone Insurance initiated their "We 'Like' to Help Campaign, utilizing the familiar social networking tool, Facebook, to help a local family in need.
After hearing about the struggles the Cazeault family of Kingston, Mass were dealing with following the death of their mother from cancer and the father's diagnosis of cancer, Brownstone promised to donate money to the family in exchange for every new "Like" that their company Facebook page received during December. Press releases were issued to local newspapers and within 24-hours, the company's initial donation goal of $2,000 had been met!
After witnessing such support from the community, Brownstone Insurance reevaluated the campaign and increased their maximum donation goal to $10,000! That goal was also quickly met, taking only another 22 days for it to be reached.
Brownstone Insurance is proud to have been able to assist such a deserving local family, and takes joy in giving back to our community.
Please see our News page for follow-up stories regarding this campaign.
Brownstone and Murphy & Jordan Insurance Agencies Continue with "We 'Like' to Help" Attitude
We contributed $4,857.50 to our eight employee-chosen charities in 2011!
Brownstone and Murphy & Jordan staff pose with our workout chart.
Back in November 2010, we decided to initiate a workout program to accumulate hours of exercise which would be translated into dollars for favorite charities.
A workout chart was created to keep track of daily, weekly and monthly totals of various forms of exercise. Each participant has chosen a charity that a quarterly check will be sent to, in the amount of $1.00 per hour of exercise.
As of March 31st, 2011, our company has sent a total of $847.00 to our eight chosen charities!
As of May 16th, 2011, we will be sending $705.75 to our charities!
As of December 31, 2011, we sent $3,304.75 to our charities!
The charities include:
Soul Sisters Foundation www.soulsisterfoundation.org
The Arc of Greater Plymouth Inc www.thearcofgp.com
Standish Humane Society www.standishhumanesociety.com
Coastie Kids Christmas www.coastiekidschristmas.com
My Brother’s Keeper www.mybrotherskeeper.org
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund http://semperfifund.org
The Home for Little Wanderers www.thehome.org
Please check out their websites if you’d also “'Like' to Help."