Trusted Choice Agents Volunteer Day 2017
St. Mary's Food Bank - September 15, 2017
IIABAZ Members volunteered for a day at St. Mary's Food Bank on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 2831 North 31st Avenue in Phoenix. There were two volunteer groups- 9 a.m. and Noon. Each group packed emergency food boxes and sorted thousands of pounds of food. It was a great turn out and very helpful for St. Mary's while everyone had a blast.
Toys for Tots
Alpha Insurance Services - December 2016
The Alpha Insurance team collected about $350 worth of toys and $125.00 in cash in under a week!
Trusted Choice Agents Volunteer Day 2016
St. Mary's Food Bank - September 23, 2016
The IIABAZ Members volunteered at St. Mary's Food Bank on Friday, September 23, 2016. There were a tremdous amount of work done and a special thank you to the volunteers who participated.
Trusted Choice Agents Holiday Toy Drive
Toys for Tots
IIABAZ and Various Agencies - December 2015
Beth Andrews, Elaine Logsdon, and Matt Zollner from the Consumer Public Relations Committee organized a second Toys for Tots event for the 2015 Christmas Season spanning the IIABAZ Office and several agency members locations as host sites for Toys for Tots. Toy collection went through till December 17th and brought joy to countless needy kids. The amount of toys donated was tremendous and with multiple pick-ups, way too much to be counted, but over 12 large boxes of toys were donated.
Feed My Starving Children Big I Volunteer Day
December 9, 2015
Support the Troops: Packages From Home Campaign
Convention Trade Show - August 20, 2015
The IIABAZ Consumer Public Relations Committee sponsored a drive
to collect items for our brave men and women of the US Armed Forces at the Convention Trade Show on Thursday, August 20, 2015. With the help of Arizona-based Packages from
Home, we donated over 7,000 items from 2-7 p.m. on that Thursday to help both those serving overseas and our
veterans who are struggling to make their transition back here at home.
The primary purpose of Packages from Home is to provide food, personal
care and recreational items to deployed American troops, at no cost to them.
They collect donated items from generous patriotic citizens who live across
America. Their staff and volunteers carefully pack the donations into U.S. Post
Office flat-rate priority mail boxes. The boxes are then mailed to U.S.
servicemen and women who are deployed overseas. In 2012 they expanded their
mission based on the needs of our veterans who were in transition, homeless or
at risk of becoming homeless.
we supported all our troops, in the spirit of competition, we welcomed
donations to your favorite branch of service(Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines). Arizona Couri Associates donated more than 3,300 items for the Army in honor of the three military sons of Mike and Phyllis Zehring of Mesa, Arizona. The Mahoney Group got in the spirit involving their multiple locations in the efforts and donated several thousands of items. Packages from Home staff said that the drive "killed it" in terms of how our drive compared in items/dollars donated in one campaign drive. Thank you to all who donated!
Agents Volunteer Day 2015
St. Mary's Food Bank - May 19,
Arizona Big "I" Members gathered for the 2015 Volunteer Day held on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at St. Mary's Food Bank located at 2831 North 31st Avenue in Phoenix. There were two volunteer times at 9 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Both Volunteer Groups filled hundreds of emergency food boxes and sorted thousands of pounds of food all the while having a blast. The Big "I" Volunteer Day was created and organized by the IIABAZ Consumer Publice Relations Committee Chairs Beth Andrews from US Premium Finance and Matt Zollner from Central Insurance.
Trusted Choice Agents Holiday Toy Drive
Toys for Tots
IIABAZ and Various Agencies - December 2014
Beth Andrews and Matt Zollner from the Consumer Public Relations Committee organized a Toys for Tots event for the 2014 Christmas Season spanning the IIABAZ Office and several agency members locations as host sites for Toys for Tots. Several company marketing reps acted as elves for the pick ups. Toy collection went through till December 17th and brought joy to countless needy kids. The amount of toys donated was tremendous and with multiple pick-ups, way too much to be counted, but over 12 large boxes of toys were donated.
Host agencies included: The Arizona Group, Garvey - Hansen; General Southwest Insurance Agency; Hester, Heitel and Associates; Horizon Insurance Group; and all locations of The Mahoney Group.
Big "I" Convention Summer Toiletry Drive
Treasures 4 Teachers Drive
Glendale Renaissance - August 21, 2014
The IIABAZ's Consumer Publics Relations Committee spearheaded two successful donation drives at the Annual Trade Show on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at the Glendale Renaissance in Glendale, Arizona. The Summer Toiletry Drive to benefit Arizona's homeless men, women and children netted over 550 items donated by Trade Show attendees and Exhibitors. The Treasures 4 Teachers received 150 items for Arizona teachers and classrooms donated by the attendees.
Dinner at Ronald McDonald House - Phoenix
June 30, 2014
Big "I" Volunteers sponsored a family dinner for the Ronald McDonald House in Phoenix on July 30, 2014. The Volunteers planned the menu, purchased the food, cooked and served the meal, and cleaned the kitchen afterwards. It is one of the few activities at the House that offers volunteers the opportunity to interact with families staying there. The Volunteers also ate with the families and toured the House that evening.
Choice Agents Volunteer Day 2014
St. Mary's Food Bank -
May 15, 2014
The first ever Big "I"
Volunteer Day held on May 15, 2014 (Thursday) was an amazing success with 66
volunteer Big "I" Members donating their time and sweat for a great cause - St.
Mary's Food Bank. In the morning 28 volunteers filled 1,087 emergency food
boxes and the afternoon crew of 38 sorted over 13,000 pounds of food. A
special thanks to all the Members for their support and allowing people time
during a busy workday to attend. It wasn't surprising that everyone worked
very hard but we had so much FUN as well. This could be the start of something
great - Not just for the good work but it really energized our
special shout out to the organizers of the event - Beth Andrews of US Premium
Finance, Matt Zollner of Central Insurance, and Andy Dupey of AMD Insurance
Services, Inc. - the IIABAZ's Consumer Public Relations Committee.St.
Mary's Food Bank is the 1st Food Bank started in 1967 by John Van Hengel when
he found a mother looking in dumpsters for food. Currently, 17.8% of the AZ
population is food insecure while we rank 3rd in the country for child food
insecurity. 40% of households receiving help have at least one person