Policy Holders Vote on Jewelers Mutual $500,000 DonationJanuary 14, 21
(IDEX Online) - Insurers Jewelers Mutual have donated $500,000 to US charities, based on a poll of its policy holders.
The proceeds of last year's Band Together charitable campaign will be divided between Feeding America ($194,000), Kids In Need Foundation ($156,000), and Stand Up To Cancer ($150,000).
Every year the company selects three national non-profits and asks policy holders to vote for the one they support most strongly.
"In a year of unprecedented challenges, banding together to help make a difference has been more important than ever before," said Scott Murphy, Jewelers Mutual president and CEO.
"The three organizations chosen are diverse in the causes they support, but all have one thing in common, and that is helping people when they need it most. It was remarkable to see our employees and policyholders come together throughout the past year to support the people and causes they are passionate about."
Feeding America has 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs. It provides meals to more than 40 million people a year.
The donation to Kids In Need Foundation will provide 2,000 students with backpacks and essential school supplies. Stand Up To Cancer funds research to get new therapies to patients.