spirit of giving donationEmployees of Allianz Life raised more than $114,000 in cash donations last December as part of their annual “Spirit of Giving” campaign. Five nonprofit organizations near the company’s offices in Minneapolis received the donations, including 24,000 pounds of food, 24,000 pounds of clothes, 3,000 new toys, 200 books and 100 new bikes.

“Allianz Life supports organizations that are dedicated to improving the lives of those in our community who need it most,” said Allianz life President and CEO Walter White. “Year after year I am amazed at the passion our employees have for doing so much for others in need.”

During the campaign, employees collected and boxed food and clothing items, and raised money for toys through various ways, such as serving breakfast and selling baked goods.

Donations to Local Nonprofits

The local nonprofit organizations who received the donations from the campaign are:

  • Second Harvest Heartland, one of the largest hunger relief groups in the Midwest, received cash donations.
  • PRISM (People Responding in Social Ministry), a social service agency helping thousands in need, received food and clothing donations.
  • Toys for Tots received toy and bike donations which they will distribute to children whose parents can’t afford them.
  • People Serving People, the largest homeless shelter in downtown Minneapolis, received more than 200 books.
  • Lifeworks Services, Inc. received two adaptive bikes which they will give to two deserving individuals.

Employees loaded more than 500 boxes of donations to semi- trucks by forming a human chain, passing each box to the next, while local sporting mascots cheered them on.

To date, the annual “Spirit of Giving” campaign has given more than $591,000 in cash donations, 272,000 pounds of food and 274,000 pounds of clothing in its 15 years.

 

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