Marsh & McLennan Agency associates got the opportunity to volunteer with Assistance League of Santa Ana, one of our 2016 Barney & Barney Foundation Grant Recipients. The Barney & Barney Foundation will award grants to both Assistance League of Santa Ana and Mariposa Women & Family Center at the Orange County Golf Classic, taking place on Monday, December 5.
Assistance League of Santa Ana serves over 2750 children, teens, and seniors through multiple programs including dental care, eye care, and Operation School Bell, which supplies underprivileged youth with the appropriate clothing and school supplies they need for the upcoming school year. Operation School Bell aims to help make students indistinguishable from their classmates, build their pride, and reduce the problem of school absences due to inadequate clothing.
Volunteers from our Orange County office helped 125 children find new school uniforms, including shoes, jackets and underclothing. Equipped with a brand new backpack filled with supplies, clothes, shoes, and a hygiene kit, the kids left smiling and visibly more confident. Our associates were quite moved by the volunteer experience, as well. "Volunteering with the Assistance League of Santa Ana was such a great experience for our group. You could really see the excitement and gratitude on each kid's face when they received their new clothes and school supplies. It was also a great way for our team to bond while giving back to the community." – Sam Quigley, Principal, Director of Commercial Department - Orange County
Learn more about our 2016 Grant Recipients and how you can support their efforts to create brighter futures in our communities by visiting www.barneyandbarneyfoundation.org or purchasing a golf spot at our upcoming golf tournament below.