Providence, RI – Amica Insurance is donating $1,947 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Rhode Island, an organization that has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. Since 1991, the organization’s Rhode Island chapter has granted more than 780 wishes in the state.
Amica’s Carnevale at WaterFire Providence was conducted on Saturday, July 29, and Amica Insurance was the Lead Fire sponsor. The event was a fun-filled night where Providence’s Venetian aura took on a whole new meaning as young and old created their own masks at Amica’s Mask Decorating Tent or bought masks for $3 each to benefit Make-A-Wish. WaterFire attendees donned these masks and paraded through WaterFire enjoying the feel of old world Venice, Italy.
Carnevale in Venice, Italy is an annual festival. Centuries ago, it is said, the government in Venice allowed residents to wear masks, creating an atmosphere in which nobles and ordinary people could mix and socialize while temporarily eliminating differences in social classes.
“Amica Insurance feels strongly about giving back to our communities, especially here in our home state of Rhode Island,” explains Jennifer Swanson of Amica. “These Make-A-Wish children deserve as much as we can give them, and we are excited that we were able to help contribute to making a child’s wish come true. Two Make-A-Wish families even had the opportunity to ride the gondolas along the scenic Providence River during the July 29 WaterFire.”
“As we celebrate our 15th year in the state, our Foundation is grateful for the continued support of companies like Amica, which have shown their dedication to our mission through wonderful fundraisers like this. Not only was it an enjoyable night for all who participated, the funds raised will also help to grant a child’s greatest wish,” said Dr. Diana Hackney, President and CEO of the Make-A-Wish FoundationР’В® of Rhode Island.
Amica Mutual Insurance Company, founded in 1907 and celebrating 100 years next year, is the nation’s oldest mutual insurer of automobiles. The company is a national writer of automobile, homeowners, marine, and personal umbrella liability insurance. Life coverage is available through Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary. Amica employs more than 3,000 people in 40 countrywide offices.
The Make-A-Wish FoundationР’В® of Rhode Island is celebrating its15th anniversary in the state and has been continuously servicing the community by granting the wishes of children between the ages of 2 and 18 years old who are diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. To learn more, visit www.wish.org.