OBE Volunteers at Five Acres

Recently, members of the OneBeacon Entertainment team volunteered at Five Acres in Altadena, CA, a community-based nonprofit that offers therapy for families in crisis, as well as foster care and adoption services. The OBE team helped with many tasks around their facility, such as building furniture for the children, helping to breakdown and dispose of old furniture and boxes and organizing the facility’s toy room.

The team really enjoyed getting outside for the day and working with the facility’s incredible staff. The team hopes to make another trip back as a group in the New Year!

Inland Marine’s Jeannie Fitzpatrick Supports Annual Light the Night Walk

OneBeacon Inland Marine’s Jeannie Fitzpatrick participated in the annual Light the Night Walk in Providence, RI. The event, held by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, brings awareness to blood cancers and raises money for research and support of patients and their families.

Jeannie and her entire family walked and fundraised in honor of her late husband, Joseph Fitzpatrick. Year after year, the group works tirelessly to fundraise for the cause, representing their team “Fighting for Fitz.” With support from the Trust and all their hard work, they earned second place in the event, raising a total of $6,847.

Congratulations on another great year! Check out a few photos and a video from the event.

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Canton Holds 3rd Annual Winter Warmth Coat Drive

Recently, our Canton office held its 3rd annual Winter Warmth Coat Drive. All proceeds were donated to Bay Cove Human Services, an organization providing health services and long-term support to families and individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, mental illness, substance use disorder and homelessness. In total, the office collected 140 items to keep families and individuals warm this winter!

Canton Volunteers for IICF Week of Giving

Last week, the Canton office took part in two volunteer efforts in support of this year’s Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) Week of Giving (Oct. 12-19)!

Several team members served lunch and dinner at the MainSpring House in Brockton and Father Bill’s in Quincy. Both organizations provide hot meals, shelter and a variety of career and support services to the homeless in the area. Our contribution was greatly appreciated, and the OneBeacon team members can’t wait to volunteer there again.

The office also held an on-site event, inviting team members to help personalize post cards for Bottom Line, a nationally-recognized educational non-profit that helps low-income and first-generation-to-college students get into college, graduate and go far in life. Many OneBeacon teammates gathered in the office’s atrium to design cards, which would be included in care packages sent to students to keep them motivated during college midterms.

Check out a few photos from the volunteer events!

 

Salem, VA Office Supports Peanut Butter Drive

For a fifth consecutive year, the Salem, VA office participated in the Feeding America Southwest Virginia Annual Peanut Butter Drive. The goal of the drive is to replenish the local food bank’s supply of peanut butter, which is always in high demand. The entire office rallied together to beat last year’s donation of 545 jars. In the end, the team exceeded the number and donated a whopping 800 jars of peanut butter to the cause.

Congratulations to the Salem team for another great year!

OneBeacon Supports 11th Annual Nine and W.I.N.E Golf Outing

Recently, OneBeacon Technology and International Marine Underwriters sponsored the 11th annual Nine and W.I.N.E Golf Outing in Stow, MA, through the OneBeacon Charitable Trust. Women in Insurance in New England (W.I.N.E) hosts the golf event each year in support of the Women’s Lunch Place, a day shelter serving hot meals to homeless women in the greater Boston area.

In addition to golfing, attendees entered to win raffle prizes and participated in a silent auction and wine tastings throughout the day. Because of OneBeacon’s continued support over the years, the event created a special sponsor category and our team received special recognition during the awards presentation.

OBTI Supports United Way

Recently, members from our OneBeacon Technology team, Christine Leung, Leslie Willis-Mazes, Angela Martin and Roger Loftis, participated in the 8th Annual Disc Golf Tournament & Business Appreciation Luncheon in Salisbury, MD. This event is the largest disc golf tournament in the state of Maryland and is hosted by Risk Placement Services (RPS) and United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore. Thanks to our Charitable Trust, the OBTI team helped benefit the United Way’s Imagination Library Free Book Program.

It was a fantastic day networking with our partners and supporting a good cause. Check out a few photos from the event!

OneBeacon Donates to Hurricane Dorian Relief

This past summer, we watched Hurricane Dorian severely impact the Bahamas and southeast regions of the United States.  Consistent with our shared values to being socially responsible, we will be making a $5,000 donation to the American Red Cross’ Dorian Relief fund through the OneBeacon Charitable Trust. The donation will be made on behalf of all OneBeacon employees. As always, we applaud all efforts put forth by our OneBeacon community.

IMU Supports 10th Annual East Bay Insurance Agents Golf Tournament

Members from our International Marine Underwriters team recently participated in and sponsored the 10th Annual East Bay Insurance Agents Charitable Fund Golf Tournament in Oakland, CA. The organization provides college scholarships to Oakland Bay area high school students who demonstrate a commitment to education and personal growth. The charitable fund also creates internships and job development programs within the field of insurance, fostering professionalism and real-world experience.

It was a great day on the course! OneBeacon always looks forward to supporting students and furthering insurance education.

OBTI Volunteers at Alcatraz

Recently, members of OneBeacon Technology’s Northwest regional team – Marty Ogden, Aaron Belair, Janet Pablo, and Melissa Goto – participated in and sponsored Lockton’s “Escape to Wellness” event at Alcatraz in San Francisco.

Our team, along with Lockton and its clients, volunteered in the gardens of the historic property, raking, weeding and cutting back blackberry bushes. Like many Lockton events, this one was aimed at supporting employee and client wellness. All volunteers were able to get outside, enjoy the fresh air and get their hands dirty in support of a good cause! Additionally, volunteers received a tour of Alcatraz, once the work was complete.

Check out a few photos from the event!