Archive for the ‘Employee Volunteerism’ category

  1. Lunch for a Cause

    Most holidays inspire celebration, often featuring festive meals. And some people creatively use such occasions to help those in need, such as our BTS colleagues based in Farmington.   In honor of St. Patty’s day, the Farmington BTS crew held a potluck lunch on Friday, March 18.  Each employee was asked to bring in canned […]

  2. A trip to the barber for kids fighting cancer

    There are a lot of routines we take for granted, like getting an occasional haircut. But what about having your head shaved and not for a hip look—but to show your commitment to fighting cancer? I don’t think I’m brave enough for that step, but OneBeacon’s Jim McKenna is. Jim, a large loss claim manager from […]

  3. Canton Community Volunteerism: tell us what you think

    We have a question for Canton-based employees: we are considering exploring opportunities to give back to the local community through volunteerism. This would probably involve putting in a few hours on a given day during/after-work hours, maybe sorting donations at a food bank or doing some restoration work at a daycare or other facility. To help shape our […]

  4. How to SCORE to help America’s kids

    Although there’s still snow in the parking lot, a small team of Canton employees is planning for another outing on the pitch at Gillette Stadium this summer. Captain Tetteh Otuteye is once again organizing a OneBeacon team to participate in the annual America SCORES New England soccer tournament, a fund raiser for the organization. SCORES is […]

  5. Stepping it up for healthy kids!

    Winter means hibernation for some, but not everyone, particularly the McCarthy household, where preparations are already underway for the annual Walk for Children’s Hospital scheduled for late spring. Since 2003, Associate General Counsel Ginny McCarthy has participated in this fund-raiser. Coincidentally, the first walk occurred just five weeks after Ginny’s then six-year old son Will had […]

  6. Teamwork, teamwork, that’s what counts!

    OneBeacon’s Accident & Health staff works very closely to manage their business day to day. But did you know that they also work as a team on behalf a national nonprofit, both as volunteers and as financial supporters?  The Boomer Esiason Foundation—known as BEF—is dedicated to the fight against Cystic Fibrosis, which affects 30,000 children […]

  7. Kids and Vets Benefit from AutoOne’s Generosity

    In our industry acronyms are so ingrained that we could probably publish a book deciphering their meaning. Well here’s one used by our AutoOne colleagues that you probably won’t forget—PWE, which stands for Positive Work Environment, an employee committee that spearheads community fund raising. Each year, AutoOne employees are asked to identify local nonprofits for giving and volunteerism. […]

  8. BTS Farmington Proves Bountiful

    The Farmington BTS team has pursued several community-giving opportunities in recent months. A Thanksgiving food drive resulted in over 150 non-perishable food items donated to Shepherd’s Place Kitchen, which serves the Manchester, Conn. community.  Kudos to: Chris Arnold, Kate Riordan, Pamela Caparel, John Klimczak and Christine Parsons for leading the drive. And instead of a […]

  9. Toys, Toys and More Toys!

    The Canton team also got into the holiday spirit by collecting on behalf of the Toys for Tots drive. Nearly 200 gifts were collected over a two week period in a campaign spearheaded by Melissa Cibelli, Gerry Beaney and Whitney Brockman.  Way to Give, Canton!

  10. The Toys Are Piling High In Denver!

    From what we’re hearing, the holidays have  brought out the best in OneBeacon’s employees. We have received updates from several offices describing local generosity targeting those in need. Keep an eye out for new blog posts over the next few days, and if you have a holiday-giving story to share, please let us know. Denver: Our friends in the Mile-High […]