A Great Fit for Meaningful
Impact: Josslin Insurance Gives Back
Josslin Insurance is one local company who sees
great value in personally involving and connecting their
employees to experience the impact of community giving. When the
family-run company chose to celebrate their 140 year
anniversary during the pandemic’s second lockdown, co-owners and brothers Scott
and Steve Wagler first listened to their employees for suggestions on how to make
“We couldn’t celebrate with a traditional gathering,” Scott
Wagler shares. “But we still wanted to find a way to make it meaningful. We
asked our staff members to nominate and vote on a charity that meant a lot to
them so that we could donate $1,400 and commemorate our milestone.”
Many staff willingly shared what KidsAbility meant to them
personally. For some, it was counselling and therapy support for a family
member born premature which was required long after birth. For
others, it was speech therapy received from children born with hearing loss.
For Scott and Steve, the stories shared by their employees made all the
difference. Their choice was clear; KidsAbility was the chosen winner.
The Waglers are quick
to point out that KidsAbility’s values align with their company. Taking care of
families is deeply rooted in their company culture – it’s also in their motto, “Protecting u and the ones u love”. But it’s not just a tagline; it’s a
commitment realized by the owners and their employees who also contribute
to KidsAbility Foundation regularly through staff dress-down days.
“We support KidsAbility because they align so closely with
our core values of Caring and Community. We listen to our people who share
stories about their experiences with KidsAbility and when you care deeply and
help people as KidsAbility does, those values of caring and community ring
Choosing to support KidsAbility has brought the 74 employees
closer during a time when they needed it the most. And the Wagler’s have
discovered a new level of philanthropic leadership by choosing to support an organization that has changed many of their employees’
lives for the better. Whether it’s anniversary celebrations or dress-down
day employee giving, Josslin Insurance demonstrates that success in community
philanthropy begins from within the company itself.
Are you a company
looking to give back with community impact? Learn more from Paige
Phillips, Senior Development Officer,
about our values, employee engagement opportunities, and making meaningful
change happen for kids and families to achieve great things at home, at school
and in our community.