Through its IFBI Community program, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance encourages employees to give back to our Indiana communities by providing employees with annual paid volunteer time to do just that.
The paid volunteer time can be used for individual volunteer opportunities with a charitable organization that is personally meaningful to an employee, or for team volunteer events that are corporately coordinated throughout the year.
What is the #sharehowyoucare campaign?
In honor of National Volunteer Month in April, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance organized a campaign focused on sharing how employees and agents can help our Hoosier communities. The goal of the campaign was to encourage employees to use a portion of
their volunteer time during the month of April and then post photos to social media using the hashtag #sharehowyoucare.
Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance employees and agents participate in #sharehowyoucare
Employees claimed nearly 220 hours of paid volunteer time during the month of April for National Volunteer Month. Several departments organized group volunteer events where coworkers could volunteer, give back and team build simultaneously.
Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kevin Murphy was extremely pleased with the turn out of the campaign. He participated in the #sharehowyoucare campaign by volunteering at Gleaners Food Bank with the Public Relations and Communications
and Forms and Graphics departments.
“I’m so proud that our employees took this campaign, and National Volunteer Month, to heart, and gave so much of their time and energy to help those in need,” said Kevin Murphy, Executive VP & CEO. “I had a great time assisting
at Gleaners, too!”
The Talent Management department also volunteered at Gleaners Food Bank. They spent their volunteer hours working as a team doing the mobile pantry. In the time they were there volunteering, they were able to serve over 250 families!
Tiffany Hackett, talent acquisition partner, explained why this campaign meant a lot to her and was the perfect opportunity to spend time helping the community while also bonding with co-workers outside of the office.
“Volunteering is always a humbling experience and an opportunity to make a difference and impact,” noted Hackett. “I had the pleasure of serving with Talent Acquisition and Employee Relations at Gleaners Food Bank on April 28 doing
the mobile pantry. In under three hours, we were able to serve over 250 families!”
In addition to Gleaners, employees and agents also volunteered at Foundation Against Companion-Animal Euthanasia (FACE) Low-Cost Animal Clinic, Second Helpings, Meals on Wheels, Little Red Door Cancer Care Agency, Indiana Youth Group, the St. Margaret’s
Hospital Guild Decorator’s Show House benefiting Eskenazi Health, several local schools and more!
How you can still help the community
Although National Volunteer Month and the #sharehowyoucare campaign are over, the generosity of volunteers is still greatly needed, especially after the negative impact that COVID had on charitable organizations during the last couple of years.
Many of our corporate community partners have an urgent need for volunteers or donations all year round. Here are some of our partners and how you can help!
Gleaners Food Bank - This organization is the largest food bank in Indiana! They serve 21 counties throughout
the state and help Hoosiers fight hunger every day. There are two ways you can help out. You can donate financially. A donation of just $20 could help provide a family with a meal box. You can also volunteer at the food bank, by sorting and organizing various food donations, help Hoosiers shop at that on-site pantry or serve families by helping with the mobile food distributions.
Million Meal Movement
- This organization is also fighting hunger in the Indiana community. The organization’s packed meals have impacted over 7 million people since it was established in 2007. You can donate financially, to help end hunger in Indiana, volunteer at the organization and help pack meals or sponsor a pack.
American Red Cross Indiana Region
- This organization specializes in the Indiana region, which serves around 6.9 million people across 104 counties in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Illinois. Volunteer at one of their events or find a blood drive today to
donate blood that could help save someone’s life.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana
- Right now, there are over 1,300 children in Indiana looking for a Big at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana. Join this organization and help develop the youth of our community. Find out more about what the process
looks like in this blog article. If you are interested in becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister,
learn more today! Or you can
to the organization to help those in need.
There are many different organizations throughout the state of Indiana that need your help! Don’t just volunteer in April but spend time giving back to the community all throughout the year.
Thank you to all who participated in the 2022 #sharehowyoucare campaign.