CINCINNATI – Unity Financial Life Insurance Co. was able to donate to two Greater Cincinnati area needy families this past holiday season. The home office staff collected money all year long, through a program called “Blue Jean Charity,” and used the collected funds to buy Christmas gifts for the families.
Since the company sponsored program’s inception in 2006, home office employees have helped buy Christmas presents for more than 20 needy families. Local social service agencies participate in the program by recommending families that could use a helping hand during the holiday season.
“We started the Blue Jean Charity as a fun way for home office employees to be able to wear blue jeans to work every Friday and the last working day of each month.” said Jay Hardy, president, Unity Financial Life. Employees can wear jeans only if they donate a dollar into the Christmas holiday fund. At the end of the year the collected funds are used to purchase Christmas presents for needy families.
Angie Darenkamp, accounting analysis and Tracy Stewart, policy issue specialist, delivered Christmas presents to one of the area families.
According to Stewart, “The young lady we met was Dana. She was chosen for us by the St. George Interfaith Food Pantry. She has a family that consists of two sons, ages 6 and 10, a step-daughter (15), a boyfriend and her mom who lives with them. Her mom has been battling cancer and has had many surgeries. When she was talking to us about her, she teared up. When we opened up the car, she could not believe all the gifts we had and again started to cry. She was very thankful and much appreciated what we did for her family. It always brings me a feeling of warmth to be able to do this for families in need.”
Founded in 1964, Unity Financial Life is an Ohio-based life insurance company, currently licensed in 48 jurisdictions, including the District of Columbia. For more information, visit www.uflife.com or call 877-523-3231.
Posted Feb. 3, 2017