In the Community
Giving back to the community is an everyday part of what we do at Gulfshore
Insurance.We recognize that healthy, thriving communities depend on involved citizens, organizations, and corporate partners for momentum. Every community has its own challenges, and we strive to always be part of the solution! To see what we’ve been up to, make sure to find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
As an organization that is proud of its roots in the community, in 2009, Gulfshore Insurance announced the creation of the Gulfshore Insurance Humanitarian Foundation “Helping Hearts, Helping Hands,” an employee-driven initiative. The Humanitarian Foundation places emphasis on programs that serve the needs of the local southwest Florida communities; that are not-for-profit and provide services and support to area residents; and in which Gulfshore employees are actively involved as contributors or volunteers.
At the beginning of each year, employees vote for their preferred organizations to receive both monetary and volunteer support. Each non-profit is matched with two or more employee liaisons. The Humanitarian Foundation committee meets monthly to plan various fundraising events and activities to garner continued support. Gulfshore’s 2016-2017 Humanitarian Foundation charities are:
In the past few years, Gulfshore has donated nearly $100,000 in support to such local organizations. Highlights of Gulfshore’s Humanitarian Foundation’s efforts over the past few years include: our annual Humanitarian Week in December spotlighting and raising awareness of our featured charities; the Gulfshore Insurance-Minnesota Twins Charity Softball Tournament that raised tens of thousands of dollars in support of the American Cancer Society; regularly preparing lunch and dinner at St. Matthews House homeless shelter; our well-known events like the Valentine’s Day Cake Raffle, the Annual Quilt Raffle, and the Annual Rummage Sale to raise funds for The Shelter for Abused Women and The American Cancer Society; and casual “Jeans Days” to raise funds for all of our featured non-profit organizations.