Berkshire Hathaway GUARD recognized for community outreach support

Insurer has been supporting a local non-profit that provides outreach services to children and teens

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD recognized for community outreach support

Non-Profits & Charities

By Lyle Adriano

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies has been honored for its contributions to the community through a non-profit.

The insurer was recognized for providing support to the McGlynn Learning Center, which provides year-round educational, recreational, and social outreach services to children and teens living in Boulevard Townhomes and Mineral Springs Village, in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

GUARD has been supporting the McGlynn Learning Center for nearly three decades, specifically the non-profit’s annual Giving Tree event during the holidays. Each year, GUARD employees select from a list of names of children and then purchase gifts for them. The presents are later distributed to the kids by Santa Claus during the McGlynn Center’s holiday party. For this year, all of the Center’s 112 children each received a gift purchased by a GUARD employee.

Employees of the insurance company also helped by planting flowers and painting rooms for the McGlynn center as part of the local United Way’s “Day of Caring” this year. In addition, GUARD’s Special Projects Committee made a donation to the McGlynn Center’s Life Skills Program – an anti-drug program.

The McGlynn Learning Center presented Berkshire Hathaway GUARD with an award – a framed thumbprint painting of a tree – for its invaluable contributions over the years.

“We are truly honored to be recognized by the McGlynn Center and to see the impact our activities have had to help the center provide a safe environment to children in which they can thrive.  The center does outstanding work dedicating their time and effort to make a difference in the lives of our youth in Wilkes-Barre,” said Berkshire Hathaway GUARD spokesperson Elizabeth Hartman.

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