OneAmerica Employees Give 1,800+ Hours of Service to Communities Nationally
Nonprofits in four cities will be aided Aug. 30 - Sept. 3, during eighth annual Week of CaringIndianapolis, August 30, 2021
Honoring its deep commitment to the communities it serves, OneAmerica®, a national provider of insurance and financial services, today kicks off its eighth annual Week of Caring.
Company-sponsored volunteer opportunities have long been an effective strategy to demonstrate corporate social responsibility and engage employees. However, due to the pandemic, volunteerism has taken a hit over the last year, forcing many companies to suspend or significantly lessen their investment in this area. Despite the challenging environment, OneAmerica is sustaining its long heritage of community service by offering its associates 25 combined in-person and virtual volunteer activities.
As a result, associates will provide more than 1,800 hours of support to help nonprofits across the country address vital needs.
“OneAmerica has an unwavering commitment to civic service. Despite the challenging circumstance of this time, we are committed to supporting our communities through our Week of Caring, a foundational way our associates get involved,” said Karin Sarratt, executive vice president at OneAmerica. “In our ‘TBD’ world, our guarantee is to be useful in-person, virtually and everything in between.”
Of the volunteer opportunities, 40% are in-person in key communities where OneAmerica has a presence. These include its Indianapolis headquarters and company offices in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin; in Portland, Maine; and in San Diego and San Marcos, California.
In collaboration with its community partners involved in the program, OneAmerica is taking precautions to ensure the safety of its associates who have chosen in-person volunteer activities. They are only available to vaccinated individuals and at their discretion, Sarratt said. Virtual volunteer opportunities, of course, are available for every associate.
Week of Caring is being provided in concert with United Way agencies and local partners, including:
- Alzheimer’s Association
- Children’s TherAplay
- Christamore House
- Dress for Success Indianapolis
- Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana
- HVAF - Helping Veterans and Families
- Westminster Neighborhood Services
- Second Helpings
- Shepherd Community Center
Additional activities include a Red Cross blood drive, a United Way children’s book drive and a second activity involving support to Second Helpings.
As it did in 2020, OneAmerica will combine its Week of Caring with the company’s United Way giving campaign, an annual employee pledge drive. Last year it raised nearly $800,000.
In 2014, OneAmerica became the first organization in Central Indiana to devote an entire week to volunteer activities with its United Way Week of Caring.
Please contact Tom Spalding if you are interested in filming any activities. You are encouraged to also track event activity using @OneAmerica and #OneAmericaCares on Twitter and Instagram during the week.
A national provider of insurance and financial services for more than 140 years, the companies of OneAmerica help customers build and protect their financial futures. OneAmerica offers a variety of products and services to serve the financial needs of their policyholders and customers. These products include retirement plan products and recordkeeping services, individual life insurance, annuities, asset-based long-term care solutions and employee benefit plan products. Products are issued and underwritten by the companies of OneAmerica and distributed through a nationwide network of employees, agents, brokers and other sources who are committed to providing value to our customers. To learn more about our products, services and the companies of OneAmerica, visit oneamerica.com/about-us/companies-of-OneAmerica.
Tom Spalding, Public Relations Manager, 317-285-1461
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