Every year, PayneWest Insurance provides its employees up to 30 hours of volunteer time-off to give back to their communities and to the causes that are important to them. As part of this initiative, PayneWest dedicates the month of October for each of its offices to pick a project in their community and dedicate a day of service to those projects.
“This year in Bigfork, Montana, I introduced the PayneWest team to Stars of HOPE,” said Carol Eilerts, Administrative Associate at PayneWest Insurance. “I have been involved with the organization for many years. I was a past recipient of stars from the organization and I have painted stars for various locations around the country. I showed my colleagues pictures of the stars from the many outreach efforts to victims of tragedies and they were all immediately on board.”
Eilerts added that her colleagues worked on painting stars throughout the course of 10 days, during their breaks and whenever they had a spare moment.
“It was a great experience and, although we are far away in Montana, we are happy to be able to be part of the effort to reach out the victims of Hurricane Michael and let them know they are in our thoughts and prayers,” said Eilerts.
If you are interested in having Stars of HOPE as part of your company’s community service initiatives, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.