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Give Back While Giving Thanks

With the start of the holiday season, let us be thankful for what we have, and place our focus on the spirit of giving back. Celebrated annually on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday, is a day for charities, families, businesses, students, and friends to come together to celebrate and encourage charitable giving. Since 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a worldwide movement with the help of social media providing a platform to bring awareness to community issues and giving opportunities. Whether you are coming together with your family, friends, neighbors, or company, find a way to give back to your community this year. Just the smallest act of kindness can make such a difference. Florida Peninsula Insurance Company and our “Florida Peninsula Gives Back” team is committed to giving back to the communities where we work and live. Each year our employees and agency partners participate and give to several organizations including The Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Flor ...

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Florida Peninsula's Charity of the Month: Humane Society of Broward County

Florida Peninsula's Charity of the Month is the Humane Society of Broward County. This organization "provides shelter, aid, and responsible adoptions to animals entrusted to [their] care, and educates the community about respect and kindness to all animals." The Humane Society of Broward County makes continuous efforts to large-scale cruelties, such as animal fighting and puppy mills.  For the month of March, Florida Peninsula is hosting their annual pet contest, which they will donate $1 for each agent and employee entry. Florida Peninsula will also be participating in the Broward County Walk for the Animals on March 18th, the Humane Society's largest annual fundraiser. In 2016, they were able to raise over $525k to benefit their animals and programs.  For more information on the Humane Society of Broward County, and to find out how you can be involved, please visit their website.    Thank you for visiting our blog. Florida Peninsula Insurance Company is one of Florida's top homeown ...

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Florida Peninsula's Charity of the Month: American Heart Association

Florida Peninsula's "Charity of the Month" is the American Heart Association. Their mission is "to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke." We would like to encourage you to have a healthy and active lifestyle in order to reduce your chances of heart disease. Here are some ways you can live heart-healthy lives: Healthy Eating Habits: A healthy diet consists of meals which support your well-being. Start by making a habit of finding healthier options at the grocery store. For example: if your family is big on snacking, substitute the snacks for fruits and vegetables everyone likes. Eating healthy can be fun, and tasty too! When cooking at home, take a look at healthy recipes online which require nutritious ingredients. Healthy eating for the entire family starts in the kitchen. For more ideas for nutritious recipes, take a look at our Pinterest board.  Healthy Lifestyle: Committing to a strict gym schedule while working full-time may seem impossible, but it is necessary to sq ...

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Florida Peninsula's Charity of the Month: Susan G Komen

Susan G Komen is Florida Peninsula's "Charity of the Month". In support of this organization, Florida Peninsula employees will be walking in their annual "Race for the Cure" to help raise money for breast cancer research.

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Florida Peninsula's Charity of the Month: American Heart Association

Florida Peninsula's "Charity of the Month" is the American Heart Association. Their mission is "to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke." We would like to encourage you to have a healthy and active lifestyle in order to reduce your chances of heart disease. Here are some ways you can live heart-healthy lives: Healthy Eating Habits: A healthy diet consists of meals which support your well-being. Start by making a habit of finding healthier options at the grocery store. For example: if your family is big on snacking, substitute the snacks for fruits and vegetables everyone likes. Eating healthy can be fun, and tasty too! When cooking at home, take a look at healthy recipes online which require nutritious ingredients. Healthy eating for the entire family starts in the kitchen. For more ideas for nutritious recipes, take a look at our Pinterest board.  Healthy Lifestyle: Committing to a strict gym schedule while working full-time may seem impossible, but it is necessary to squeeze i ...

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Florida Peninsula's Charity of the Month: Toys for Tots

Florida Peninsula's "Charity of the Month" for December is Toys for Tots, an organization which collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November, and December each year to distribute them as Christmas gifts to children who are less fortunate.  This campaign is run by U.S. Marine Corps and their goal is to "deliver a message of hope to young children which will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens." In 2015, this program collected and distributed 18 million toys to 7 million children for Christmas.  Toys for Tots also has a Literacy Program which was partnered with the UPS Stores and raised over $319,000 in donations to purchase quality children's books. This allowed the distribution of over 3 million books to less fortunate children and schools located in depressed areas. Florida Peninsula hosted a toy drive at our corporate office, donating over 170 toys in support of Toys for Tots. The goal is to make a difference in these children's lives, one toy at a time. For mor ...

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Florida Peninsula's Charity of the Month: Boca Helping Hands

  This month, Boca Helping Hands is Florida Peninsula's Charity of the Month. Their mission is to provide food, medical and financial assistance to meet basic human needs as well as education, job training and guidance to create self-sufficiency. Boca Helping Hands serves six hot lunches along with one family night dinner, and hands out over 5,000 pantry bags a month to those in need.  In our continued efforts to give back to our community, we will be hosting a Thanksgiving Food Drive and participating in this organization's Thanksgiving Basket Brigade to donate a complete Thanksgiving day meal to families registered at their facility.  If you are interested in supporting Boca Helping Hands, their drop-off hours are Monday-Friday from 9am-3:30pm and their facility is located at 1500 NW 1st Court, Boca Raton, FL 33432. There are many volunteer opportunities such as bag distribution, meal and beverage serving, meal set-up, etc. Please contact them to find out how you can help make a difference.   Keeping ...

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Florida Peninsula's Charity of the Month: Forgotten Soldiers Outreach

Florida Peninsula's Charity of the month is the Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, a non-profit organization which ships donated care packages and letters of encouragement to our deployed soldiers in the United States military. Emotionally, things can become very difficult due to being away from family and friends. These care packages and letters are used to spread cheer and let them know they are not forgotten.  This organization was founded in October 2003 by Lynelle Zelnar. She started by gathering boxes to send to three soldiers whose names she obtained from a local family. She then contacted friends in attempt to gather more supplies and it has since flourished and become a nationally recognized organization.  There are many different ways you can help, including: Monetary Donations Sponsoring a care package Volunteering your time Writing letters  Donate items for care packages Packing boxes For more information on how you can assist this organization and h ...

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