BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (March 12, 2018) — Killingsworth Agency has earned a 2018 Safeco Insurance® Make More Happen Award in recognition of its exceptional volunteerism and commitment to making positive change happen in the local community. The award includes a $5,000 donation that will go directly to Operation Heart F.E.L.T (Feeding Empty Little Tummies), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing nutritious meals to homeless and displaced children in local schools.
“My team and I have worked with Operation Heart F.E.L.T for nine years, and we are incredibly thankful for being awarded the Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Award so we can give back even more,” said Danielle Healis, an independent agent for Killingsworth Agency. “Operation Heart F.E.L.T has had a significant impact on our community and these funds will help them continue to make a difference.”
Beginning on Wednesday, March 14, Killingsworth Agency and Operation Heart F.E.L.T will have their story featured on the official Safeco Insurance® Facebook page (Facebook.com/SafecoInsurance) with a chance to raise an additional $5,000. If the story is shared from Safeco’s social media sites at least 200 times on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn, the total donation for the nonprofit will double to $10,000.
“We are excited to share the inspiring stories of our agents with their communities through social media while raising funds for these outstanding nonprofit organizations,” said Robyn Hawking, Safeco Insurance Southeast Region Territory Manager. “Safeco’s Make More Happen Awards program helps to recognize the amazing work agents do in areas like Brooksville and motivate others to do the same.”
Operation Heart F.E.L.T, which serves students throughout Hernando County, started in 2009 by helping just six families. The organization now serves more than 100,000 meals annually through the support of volunteers from Killingsworth Agency who have been involved since day one. Employees donate their time shopping for food, packing meals, delivering bags to schools and refilling empty backpacks.
The organization currently serves 12 schools, which only accounts for half of the schools in Hernando County. With the $10,000 donation from Killingsworth Agency, Operation Heart F.E.L.T. will be able to increase their annual operating budget to accommodate additional schools and reach more students.
Safeco’s Make More Happen Awards focus on nonprofits in the areas of health, safety, education and civil service. Throughout 2018, Safeco will select a total of 24 independent agents for awards and will donate up to $240,000 to the nonprofits they support. The Make More Happen Awards are one of Safeco Insurance’s Agent Giving Programs.