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Amica Insurance employees donate more than 1,000 items to Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island

Amica employees build welcome packages for Dorcas

Amica Insurance employees donated more than 1,000 items to Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island during a three-month initiative that ran from June through August. Above, Amica volunteers pose with the welcome packages they put together using the donated items.

10/06/2016

LINCOLN, R.I. – Employees at Amica Insurance donated more than 1,000 items to Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island (DIIRI) during a three-month initiative that ran from June through August.

DIIRI’s mission is to empower individuals and families, especially the underserved, to become self-sufficient and fully participating members of their diverse communities. It does this through innovative programs and advocacy that promote education, training and cultural understanding.

Amica supported that mission by collecting cleaning supplies in June, baby and children supplies in July and housewares in August. At the end of August, Amica volunteers used those donations to build welcome packages. Any remaining items were then donated directly to DIIRI.

“As a 29-year employee of Amica, I’m thrilled that we decided to partner with DIIRI on this project,” said Mike Gillerlane, senior assistant vice president in Amica’s claims executive department and a member of DIIRI’s board of directors. “The welcome packages will go a long way in helping those in need. On behalf of DIIRI, I’d like to thank all those who donated, as well as those who helped organize this project.”

“We’re honored to have been selected by Amica to be part of its charitable giving project for this summer celebration,” said Kathleen Cloutier, executive director of DIIRI. “These donations are going to help many people start their new lives here in Rhode Island. Thanks to Amica for giving back – not just in charitable donations, but also by encouraging their employees to volunteer in the community.”

About Amica Insurance

Amica Mutual Insurance Co., the nation’s oldest mutual insurer of automobiles, was founded in 1907. The company, based in Lincoln, Rhode Island, is a national writer of auto, home, marine and umbrella insurance. Life coverage is available through Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. Amica employs more than 3,500 people in 44 offices across the country. For more information, visit Amica.com.

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