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Amica $75,000 Community Challenge officially under way

Employees at the 2015 Amica Challenge press conference

02/05/2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Amica Insurance, in partnership with the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, United Way of Rhode Island and Crossroads Rhode Island, formally announced the start of the Amica $75,000 Community Challenge on Thursday, with a 10 a.m. press conference at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.

The Challenge, now in its third year, encourages people and businesses to make donations to the three charitable organizations between now and Saturday, Feb. 28. Amica will then match those donations, dollar for dollar, up to $25,000 per charity. The charities were chosen with three basic human needs in mind: food (the Rhode Island Community Food Bank), heat (United Way of Rhode Island) and housing (Crossroads Rhode Island).

“Everyone deserves to have their basic needs met, and that’s where the Challenge comes in,” said Robert DiMuccio, chairman, president and CEO of Amica Insurance. “Any donation, big or small, will go a long way in helping these charities.”

“There’s no more powerful inspiration than matching donations up to $75,000,” said Andrew Schiff, CEO of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. “Every dollar you donate will go immediately to helping the most vulnerable people in Rhode Island.”

“We’re very pleased to share the stage and the fundraising with Crossroads and with the Food Bank,” said Tony Maione, president and CEO of United Way of Rhode Island. “This is not a competition – it’s a partnership between a great corporate citizen and, I think, three of the best nonprofits in this community. I’m proud to be with them, and I’m proud to be part of them.”

“Amica makes a very large commitment to its clients, to employees and to the community,” said Anne Nolan, president of Crossroads Rhode Island. “This is one such example of that commitment.”

Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee and Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea also attended the press conference to speak on behalf of the Challenge.

“This work is extremely important,” McKee said. “One of the things we need in Rhode Island is for corporate partners to step up and really be community players. Amica is a great example of that.”

“This is a great partnership – these are three fantastic charitable organizations that I’ve had the pleasure of working with,” Gorbea said. “We have a real chance to help those who are facing some pretty tough times.”

(Photo info: From left, Andrew Schiff, CEO, Rhode Island Community Food Bank; Anne Nolan, president, Crossroads Rhode Island; Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea; Robert DiMuccio, chairman, president and CEO, Amica Insurance; Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee; Tony Maione, president and CEO, United Way of Rhode Island.)

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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 3,400 people in 44 offices across the country. For more information, visit Amica.com.

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