Allianz Life Employees Provide Local Groups More Than $103,000 to Help Neighborhood Families Staff members donate money, toys, bikes, groceries, clothes and books to support families in need Business Wire MINNEAPOLIS -- December 16, 2013 Employees from Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life) formed a human chain to load more than 500 boxes of food and clothing they donated onto waiting trucks destined for local non-profits. Over the five weeks of Allianz Life’s “Spirit of Giving” campaign, employees donated 101 new bikes, more than 3,500 new toys, more than 26,800 pounds of food, and more than 21,800 pounds of gently used clothing and books to share with those in need. The employees also raised more than $103,000 in cash donations. “Allianz Life is committed to supporting organizations that help families struggling to make ends meet,” said President and CEO of Allianz Life, Walter White. “It’s an amazing and gratifying experience to see our employees’ compassion first-hand as they work to make the lives of our neighbors better.” During the Allianz Life annual campaign, employees volunteer at donation tables throughout the five-week campaign collecting, weighing and boxing food and clothing donations. Employee teams also conduct creative fundraising campaigns such as selling cookbooks and baked goods to raise cash for Second Harvest and Toys for Tots. The food and clothing will be delivered to PRISM (People Responding in Social Ministry), a community-funded social service agency located in Golden Valley, Minn., helping hundreds of families in need. Cash donations will go to Second Harvest Heartland, the Upper Midwest’s largest hunger relief organization, and Toys for Tots, which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford them. Donated toys and bikes will also go to Toys for Tots and more than 200 books will be delivered to People Serving People, Hennepin County’s largest shelter for homeless families. This is the 14^th year of the Campaign. During the past 14 years, Allianz Life employees have given: *$477,000 in cash donations, *248,000 pounds of food, and *250,000 pounds of clothing. While loading the semi-trucks, local sporting mascots – T.C. Bear of the Minnesota Twins, Viktor of the Minnesota Vikings, and Nordy from the Minnesota Wild – motivated the employees. Mike Max from WCCO-TV was also on hand to cheer on employees during the 3-hour loading event. When the donations arrived at PRISM, 60 students from the Dassel-Cokato High School honor society assisted Allianz Life employees in unloading the tons of clothing and food. *Photos available upon request 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. Contact: Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America Sara Thurin Rollin, 763-765-6703 email@example.com
Allianz Life Employees Provide Local Groups More Than $103,000 to Help Neighborhood Families
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