Author Archive for Nancy Hemmerich

  1. A Soup-er Food Drive for the Big Game

    For the second year in a row, the Farmington office held a non-perishable food drive in conjunction with the Super Bowl. During the week leading up to the game, two boxes were placed in the lunchroom. One had the New England Patriots logo, and the other had the Atlanta Falcons logo. Employees were asked to […]

  2. How You Decided: 2016 Holiday Poll Results

    We are excited to share the results of our 2016 donation allocation poll taken through our holiday e-card. Based on your votes, the OneBeacon Charitable trust will donate $10,000 among three worthy nonprofits as follows: This holiday season, the OneBeacon Charitable Trust also donated $50,000 to nonprofits across the country. These organizations were chosen by local OneBeacon offices, […]

  3. Spreading Holiday Cheer to Those Who Are Near

    The holiday season is one of giving, and that has truly been the case with OneBeacon offices across the country. Employees from Phoenix to Boston teamed up to support local nonprofit organizations that mean the most to them. In addition to  employee efforts, the OneBeacon Charitable Trust has donated over $50,000 in support of various nonprofits […]

  4. A Thankful Food Drive

    The Farmington, CT office recently held a fun and competitive food drive to support FoodShare. FoodShare is an organization that helps feed more than 137,000 people in Hartford and Tolland counties. Employees were invited, either individually or as a team, to decorate a work station with reasons why they are thankful. Then, their office mates […]

  5. No Tricks and All Treats for the Troops

    Whether it was due to generous neighbors who enjoy tick-or-treaters, or there were simply too many leftovers to eat, the Farmington and Canton offices were on candy overload after Halloween. Instead of sharing bowls with co-workers or throwing it out, the groups decided to donate leftover Halloween candy in support of Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude […]

  6. A Little Fall Refresh

    The OneBeacon Architects & Engineers team recently participated in its  annual volunteer day at South Park Inn’s Plimpton House in Hartford, CT. This group has volunteered together for the past six years, with the last four at this facility.  South Park Inn’s mission is to assist homeless people to improve their life situation by providing temporary […]

  7. Taking Care of Our “Best Friends”

    Many of us who have pets consider them part of our family, and it can be difficult to see when an animal is unwanted or abused. Recently the Farmington, CT office held a pet supply drive to benefit a local shelter. Generous donations of cat and dog food, gently used blankets and towels, toys and […]

  8. Helping to Cure MS One Step at a Time

    Each year the Multiple Sclerosis Society organizes walks around the country to help raise funds and awareness of this hard to diagnose and potentially crippling disease. Called Walk MS, this charity walk series takes place in over 550 locations with more than 330,000 people participating annually. This year, the Farmington office participated in one of […]

  9. Brackets for Charity

    The Farmington office recently held a fundraising event to coordinate with the NCAA March Madness basketball championship. Playoff brackets were distributed to each employee for completion. While a $5.00 donation was encouraged for each bracket entry, it was not required. To make it enticing for all to participate, all the money raised would be donated […]

  10. Farmington Employees Get Excited for the Super Bowl While Helping a Great Organization

    During the week leading up to the Super Bowl, the Farmington office held a canned food drive. Two boxes were placed in the lunchroom – one with a Broncos logo and the other with a Panthers logo. Participants were asked to bring in canned/nonperishable food items and place them in the box of the team […]