Allianz Life Employee Donations Help Families in Need This Summer

  Allianz Life Employee Donations Help Families in Need This Summer

   Food, clothing and cash benefit local non-profit organizations PRISM and
                           Second Harvest Heartland

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- June 11, 2014

Hundreds of employees from Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
(Allianz Life) donated food, clothing, and money in a week-long community
service project known as the “Spirit of Summer Giving” campaign. People
Responding in Social Ministry (PRISM), a community-funded social service
agency that aids local families in need, will receive nearly 8,000 pounds of
food and clothing as a result of employees’ efforts. Second Harvest Heartland,
the Upper Midwest’s largest hunger relief organization, will receive $30,000
in employees’ donations.

More than 350 employees, family members and volunteers turned out for the
Allianz 5K Walk/Run on Sat ...

More than 350 employees, family members and volunteers turned out for the
Allianz 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, June 7 (Photo: Business Wire)

“We’re dedicated to making a positive difference in our community, and I am
proud to see our employees once again generously support our community
partners,” said Walter White, president and CEO. “While our annual Spirit of
Giving campaign happens at the end of the year, we launched our summer
campaign because we recognize that the need is just as great during the summer
months, especially when children aren’t in school.”

During the week-long summer giving campaign, Allianz Life employees donated
food, clothing and cash as they entered the Allianz Life building. Cash
donations were also raised through registrations for the company’s annual
employee 5k run/walk event held June 7 and through purchasing the ability to
dress in casual attire during the month of June.

“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. “These donations help keep our PRISM shelves
stocked with nutritious foods during the summer months when demand increases.”

Allianz Life has sponsored an annual Spirit of Giving Campaign since 2000.
Over the years Allianz Life employees have donated more than 250,000 pounds of
food, 250,000 pounds of clothing and nearly $500,000 in cash donations,
showing a strong ongoing commitment to the local community.

About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best
Companies to Work For in 2014, 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.

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Contact:

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Sara Thurin Rollin, 763-765-6703
sarathurin.rollin@allianzlife.com
 
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