Month of Caring – Insurance Professionals Giving Back to the Community

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Month of Caring 2020

Cupid has already found his mark this coming February, but on a grander scale as Park Insurance has opened up its heart to those in need. Organized by Chelsea Fitzpatrick, Vice President of Park Insurance, together with the The Honorable Order of the Blue Goose International (BC chapter), the Month of Caring is exactly as it sounds and more. Yes, there is a full slate of community outreach programs in place throughout the month, but Park is also encouraging the entire insurance industry to show support for this worthy cause. Below is everything you need to know, including information about how you may get involved.

Everything You Need to Know About February’s Month of Caring

Background

The Month of Caring program launched in February 2016 and has grown each year as we approach its fourth anniversary. The concept is simple – instead of just sending a Valentine to express love and affection for that special someone, we’ve challenged the entire insurance industry to give their heart and time back to the community. This initiative, spearheaded by Park Vice President, Chelsea Fitzpatrick, has been instrumental in organizing adjusters, underwriters, brokers, restoration crews, and other insurance professionals together into one cohesive unit to help make a difference in the lives of others.

What We Do

Volunteers do everything from stocking shelves at food banks and providing meals and clothing to taking the time to engage members of marginalized groups – those who often feel their voice is unheard. In fact, it’s within the act of opening the lines of communication where we have learned the most. It has helped us identify where the need is most critical and spearheaded new initiatives.

How You May Get Involved

Whether you are a part of the insurance industry, are a family member or friend of someone who is, or you are simply looking for a way to give back to the community, there is an opportunity to lift the spirits of an individual, household, or entire group.

If you would like to volunteer, please email chelsea@park.ca for more information. Here is the volunteer schedule for the Month of Caring 2020:


Nightshift Ministries – Monday, February 3 (6:30 PM to 8:30 PM)

10635 King George Blvd, Surrey BC

Join the outreach team and help serve hot meals, hand out desserts or drinks, provide support for the clothing truck and mingle with the crowd to offer companionship. Most of the evening is spent outside.


Union Gospel Mission – Wednesday, February 5 (1 PM to 4 PM)

601 East Hastings St, Vancouver

Assist the thrift store with sorting through donations and prepping the items for re-distribution.


The Surrey Foodbank – Friday, February 7 (8:45 AM to 1 PM)

10732 City Parkway, Surrey BC

Assist with food line distribution, sorting donated product, warehouse assistance. Learn more about the Surrey Food Bank here.


Nightshift Ministries – Monday, February 10 (6:30 PM to 8:30 PM)

10635 King George Blvd, Surrey BC

Join the outreach team and help serve hot meals, hand out desserts or drinks, provide support for the clothing truck and mingle with the crowd to offer companionship. Most of the evening is spent outside.


Ronald McDonald House – Monday, February 24 (4 PM to 8 PM)

4567 Heather Street, Vancouver

Prepare, serve and clean up a family meal. Learn more about the Ronald McDonald House here.


The Surrey Foodbank – Thursday, February 27 (8:45 AM to 1 PM)

10732 City Parkway, Surrey BC

Assist with food line distribution, sorting donated product, warehouse assistance. Learn more about the Surrey Food Bank here.


Month of Caring 2020 Park Insurance

Thank you for helping us uplift our local communities! February 2020 volunteer opportunities are filling up fast.  Thank you for your generous and willing spirit!  With each passing year, we pledge to do even more while challenging others to contribute to the greater good. So, please view more about the Month of Caring and feel free to email chelsea@park.ca if you have any questions and/or want to get involved in future programs.

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