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Children, Inc . Receives Grant from Roeding Insurance Group and Westfield Insurance Foundation

Children, Inc. received a $6,000 grant from Roeding Insurance and Westfield Insurance Foundation to help children and families achieve success as part of the Westfield Legacy of Caring program.

Helping friends and neighbors during times of need is at the core of the Westfield Insurance Foundation.

Each year, Westfield independent insurance agents are invited to nominate a local nonprofit for the Legacy of Caring program. The program invests in communities and helps impact disaster recovery, family stability or safety, and programs that invest in attracting and developing talent to insurance as a career.

Roeding Insurance Group was founded in 1921 and is today one of the largest employee-owned insurance and financial services agencies in the Cincinnati Tri-State area and the state of Kentucky.  With offices in Crestview Hills and Lexington, they are managed by local residents committed to the communities they serve.

“At Roeding Insurance, it is our responsibility to be a good neighbor and do our part to help strengthen the communities we call home,” said Steve Roeding, President. We are proud of our collaboration with Westfield and the collective impact to critically important initiatives that are essential to so many people in our own backyard.”

Children, Inc., a United Way Agency Partner, is a nonprofit provider in child care, family support, and school age services in Greater Cincinnati.  Children, Inc. services span prenatally through college and career. Its multi-generational approach to fighting poverty our community as well as its work in advocacy, training, and research builds a strong foundation for success for over 3,000 children and families in our region every year.

“Through the support from the Westfield Insurance Foundation and Roeding Insurance, we can increase our efforts toward building a stronger future for children in our community” said Shannon Starkey-Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of Children, Inc.

Westfield Insurance Foundation was established in 2005 as an independent private foundation endowed by Westfield Insurance. In keeping with the values of Westfield Insurance, the Foundation exists as a dedicated community and industry partner; concentrating resources to have an impact on safety, disaster relief and family stability. The Foundation donates over $3 million annually to a variety of charities.
This year, the Westfield Insurance Foundation donated more than $500,000 to neighborhoods across the country.

Roeding Insurance is one of 88 agencies in 17 states donating to 95 nonprofits, including Children, Inc, for the Westfield Legacy of Caring grant program. Westfield works with their independent agents in distributing nearly $1.8 million in the last four years.

“Our agency partners are one of our greatest assets and we appreciate their dedication to their own communities,” said Ed Largent, Westfield President, CEO, board chair and Westfield Insurance Foundation chairman.  “Our agents care and work hard to protect our customers, and the Legacy of Caring grant program helps build brighter futures in their own communities.”

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