LINCOLN, RI – Amica Insurance Co. has donated $3,746.91 to Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island. Two thousand dollars, $1,000 each in honor of the two winners, of its "Many Faces of Hunger" essay contest and $1,746.91 from the sales of Venetian Carnevale masks at WaterFire Providence on August 22. This donation will aid in efforts to provide hot meals to the elderly and disabled of our community.
Alexandra Puleo of Smithfield, RI, and John MacLure of Lunenberg, MA, took top honors in the essay contest and each received VIP treatment at Amica's Carnevale at WaterFire Providence this past Saturday.
"We were so happy to share the evening with our delightful contest winners as well as aiding Meals on Wheels in their efforts to provide hot meals to the elderly and disabled of Rhode Island," said Patti Genovese, communications project specialist for Amica.
Amica sponsored the contest as part of a fundraising effort for Meals on Wheels, and invited students and adults to share their experience with hunger or helping others who are hungry. The company received many thoughtful and insightful essays, ranging from one person's personal experience with hunger to proposals to create community farms or collection efforts at grocery stores to help provide food for those in need.
MacLure's essay focused on the many people he's known personally over the years who have struggled with hunger and poverty, while Puleo's piece highlighted her experiences as a volunteer in a community-based effort to feed the hungry.
Their essays can be viewed on the Amica Web site at www.Amica.com/essaycontest.
Amica Mutual Insurance Company, the nation's oldest mutual insurer of automobiles, was founded in 1907. The company, with corporate headquarters in Lincoln, RI, is a national writer of automobile, homeowners, marine and personal umbrella liability insurance. Life coverage is available through Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary. Amica employs more than 3,200 people in 39 offices across the country.