Opening wallets for Oklahoma schools

By on August 29, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Posted in: Odds & Ends, Working at GEICO

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One thing that continues to amaze me about the associates at GEICO is their unwavering commitment to helping those in need. Whether it’s contributing a part of their paycheck to The United Way, leading fundraising activities for Children’s Hospital, or buying gifts for local children during the holidays, GEICO associates are always finding ways they can help out in their communities.

This philanthropic spirit was never more apparent than after the devastating tornado that hit Oklahoma in May. GEICO associates banded together for a fundraising drive and, with a matching donation by the GEICO Philanthropic Foundation, the company’s charitable giving foundation, raised $12,500 for AdoptAClassroom.org to benefit schools that had been affected by the tornado.

Jim Whitten, a GEICO field representative based out of Midwest City, Okla., delivered the funds to AdoptAClassroom.org on behalf of GEICO at a teacher appreciation luncheon earlier this month. The funds will help more than 130 teachers in Moore, Okla., restock their classrooms with much-needed supplies and resources.

It’s efforts like this that make me especially proud of my company and my colleagues.