Local Group Receives Clothing and Food to Help Families in Need This Summer
Allianz Life Employees donate more than 5,500 pounds of food and clothing to
MINNEAPOLIS -- July 9, 2013
Hundreds of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life)
employees participated in a community service project known as the “Spirit of
Summer Giving” campaign donating food, clothing and money to People Responding
in Social Ministry (PRISM), a community-funded social service agency that aids
local families in need. Allianz Life employees also held an employee 5k
run/walk event that raised money for PRISM.
“While much of our charitable giving for PRISM happens in December, we
recognize that the need is just as great during the summer months, especially
when children aren’t in school,” said Jasmine Jirele, senior vice president of
Enterprise Operations. “I am proud to see our employees support our local
community throughout the year. We’re dedicated to making a positive difference
in the lives of our neighbors.”
During the month of June, Allianz Life employees collected more than 5,500
pounds of food and clothing. In addition, they donated more than $9,000 in
cash. All donations will go to the Golden-Valley based non-profit.
“Many families experience greater hunger in the summer because children do not
receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch at school,” said Executive
Director of PRISM, Michelle Ness. “With these donations, we can stock PRISM
shelves with nutritious meats, dairy, produce, vegetables, and more. The
amount of food and clothing donated equates to more than 60 grocery carts of
goods for families to use.”
Allianz Life has sponsored an annual Spirit of Giving Campaign for more than
13 years. The company and employees have historically exceeded giving goals to
support PRISM. In addition to the employee donations, Allianz Life has given
more than $140,000 in corporate grants over the last three years to support
the PRISM Express transportation program. This program helps seniors stay
self-sufficient and enhances their quality of life by allowing them to be
mobile around their community.
About Allianz Life
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best
Companies to Work For in 2013, has been keeping its promises since 1896.
Today, it carries on that tradition, helping Americans achieve their
retirement income and protection goals with a variety of annuities and life
insurance products. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, Allianz
Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services industry
with 142,000 employees worldwide. More than 78 million private and corporate
customers rely on Allianz knowledge, global reach, and capital strength to
help them make the most of financial opportunities.
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Sara Thurin Rollin, 763-765-6703
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