ENGLEWOOD, Colo., – Nine employees from a locally-based online shopping service embark on a 12-day volunteer-service trip to Africa to complete a village’s only orphanage.
InsureMe, an insurance shopping service, has formed a unique partnership with the service organization Trips With a Mission. InsureMe employees will travel to Awutu Anomawobi, Accra in Ghana to complete the Least of These Children’s Home in the village.
Fifty children, a mix of villagers and Liberians from a nearby refugee camp, will be chosen to live and attend school at the home. Suzy Sims, president of Trips With a Mission, will coordinate the trip, which runs April 18 through April 30.
“When you hold those kids, touch those kids, interact with those kids, it changes your life,” said Sims.
This is the first partnership the non-profit has formed with a corporation. It is the type of community relationship InsureMe considers fundamental to the company’s charitable giving charter. InsureMe will pay half the employees’ trip expense and supplies, a total of $30,000, and will supplement time off for the Ghana trip. Employees and InsureMe will donate more than 500 hours of their time to paint and perfect the orphanage.
On April 28, members of Ghana’s House of Parliament, local business leaders and village chiefs will attend the orphanage’s Grand Opening.
Tim McTavish, InsureMe Chief Executive Officer, sought out the opportunity as a way to serve the global community.
“When Suzy shared with me the needs in Ghana and showed us pictures of orphaned children digging through the garbage dump to find scraps of food – my heart went out to them,” McTavish explained.
InsureMe is a service-oriented, values-based company committed to doing the right thing. Employees are encouraged to serve others with humility and compassion.
For more information, contact John Calvin, National Director Sales and Service, at 1-800-467-8736, extension 6113.
InsureMe, an Englewood, Colorado-based company, is the premier provider of online insurance leads for the insurance industry. The InsureMe service links people shopping for insurance with professionals selling it. The company helps millions of consumers each year find auto, home, life, long term care and health insurance quotes, while providing thousands of insurance agents with leads nationwide.