Thanks to the communities’ support, Newtown’s Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement™ a local organization that provides free Pre-K through 12th grade social and emotional learning programs, was officially awarded a $10,000 donation from Bongiovanni, Sloan & Paradiso Insurance in Meriden.
The $10,000 award will help fund Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement offer its no cost programs and resources to more schools, homes and communities, reaching 12,500 additional children. It will also help expand extension programs and update the organization’s website.
Bongiovanni, Sloan & Paradiso Insurance originally received a $5,000 for Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement through a submission process, and Liberty Mutual® and Safeco Insurance® offered Leah Broadwell at Bongiovanni, Sloan & Paradiso Insurance an additional chance to raise even more funds through social media support via the official Make More Happen microsite www.AgentGiving.com. Together, they were able to raise an additional $5,000 by having their story shared at least 500 times over the course of a week to total the donation to $10,000.
Throughout 2020, Liberty Mutual® and Safeco Insurance® will select a total of 34 independent agents nationwide will be selected for a Make More Happen Awards™ and Liberty Mutual® and Safeco Insurance® will donate up to $340,000 to the nonprofits they support. Agencies became eligible for the award by submitting an application demonstrating their commitment to a specific nonprofit, along with a photo of a project they worked on.