KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockton has kicked off Fifty for 50, a community volunteer commitment in honor of Lockton's 50-year anniversary. Through the campaign, Lockton Associates will donate a total of 50,000 volunteer hours to charities helping children around the world.
"Giving back to our communities is a big part of our culture," said Glenn Spencer, US President and Chief Operating Officer for Lockton, Inc. "So, it is important for us to celebrate Lockton's 50th anniversary by investing in our future – specifically, children in the communities where we work and live."
Each of Lockton's 80 offices will participate in the initiative, planning volunteer events for Associates that will make a positive and lasting impact on children in their communities. Associates will volunteer with organizations that aim to end child hunger, provide education and career-readiness, improve living conditions, and model healthy relationships.
"Can you imagine the impact we will have when more than 6,000 individuals decide to lend hand to the world's children?" said Mark Henderson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Lockton Kansas City. "I think it'll be pretty remarkable."
Associates have already begun helping children in their communities. In Kansas City, Associates rehabilitated Gordon Parks Elementary School and performed mock job interviews through Goodwill's Quest Academy. In London, Associates volunteered with Spitalfields City Farm, located in one of the most deprived and densely populated wards, teaching children about growing vegetables and interacting with farm animals.
In Denver, Associates volunteered with Project Homeless Connect, a free resource fair for homeless and at-risk families. In DC, Associates sorted and packaged bags for Capital Area Food Bank's Weekend Bag Program, which provides weekly, kid-friendly bags of groceries for children to ensure they have enough to eat when not at school.
Fifty for 50 will run from November 2016 to November 2017. See the great work our Associates are doing in communities around the globe by searching for the #FiftyFor50 hashtag on Twitter and Instagram. If your organization could benefit from the support of Lockton volunteers, please contact Sara Prochaska or Kristi Scott.
About Lockton More than 6,000 professionals at Lockton provide 50,000 clients around the world with risk management, insurance, employee benefits consulting, and retirement services that improve their businesses. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, Lockton has attracted entrepreneurial professionals who have driven its growth to become the largest privately held, independent insurance broker in the world and 9th largest overall. For eight consecutive years, Business Insurance magazine has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance." To see the latest insights from Lockton's experts, check Lockton Market Update.