Teachers' Insurance Plan of NJ Awards Grant Allowing NJ School to "Adopt-A-Soldier"

Apr 11, 2012, 16:18 ET from Plymouth Rock Assurance

RED BANK, N.J., April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sixth grade world geography students at Cove Road Elementary School in Hazlet Township are supporting an American soldier currently serving in the Armed Forces in Afghanistan. Funded by a grant from Plymouth Rock Assurance - Teachers' Insurance Plan of NJ, a New Jersey only auto insurance company, the Cove Road Elementary School's "Adopt-A-Soldier" program will allow the students to support an American serving on our country's behalf. Teachers' Insurance donated the grant through their Quotes for Cash® program, which will help reduce shipping costs for the students to send letters and monthly care packages to their "adopted" soldier.

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The grant was submitted by sixth grade teacher Melissa Zampella, who is very excited that Teachers' Insurance is supporting this special project for her students. "I want my students to develop a relationship with a soldier on active duty while learning about his or her experiences and stories in other regions of the world," said Zampella. The grant application notes the goal of the project, which is for students to have a better perspective about different areas of the world while also cultivating a sense of pride and patriotism among the students.

Hazlet Township School District has been a Quotes for Cash partner since 2009. All school districts throughout New Jersey are invited to join the Quotes for Cash program so that teachers and schools have the ability to apply for special grant funding and the opportunity to conduct enrichment projects for their students. Teachers' Insurance awards 12 grants per year on average and has donated nearly $150,000 through Quotes for Cash.

"We are proud to fund this initiative through our Quotes for Cash grant program. It is projects like this one that demonstrate what the program is all about. It allows us to make a difference to the educational community, support teachers and schools and make a positive impact," said Marc V. Buro, president, Teachers Auto Insurance Company of New Jersey. "With school budgets becoming tighter and tighter, often times there is no funding for these types of programs. We are thrilled we can step in and help," stated Buro.

To learn more about Teachers' Insurance Plan of NJ, Quotes for Cash, and the many other events and special programs provided exclusively to the educational community throughout New Jersey, please contact us for additional information.

Teachers Auto Insurance Company of New Jersey provides low rates and exclusive auto insurance services to active and retired employees of New Jersey, licensed educational facilities, members of the New Jersey Parent Teacher Association and other school professionals. For more information, please visit www.PlymouthRockNJ.com/Teachers.

Plymouth Rock Assurance is a marketing name used by a group of separate companies that write and manage property and casualty insurance in multiple states. Insurance in New Jersey is offered by Plymouth Rock Management Company of New Jersey on behalf of Teachers Auto Insurance Company of New Jersey and its affiliates. Each company is financially responsible only for its own insurance products. Actual coverage is subject to the language of the policies as issued by each company.

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