Providing Freeport Employees a Platform to Match Volunteers with Opportunities and Further Support the Local Community
FREEPORT, Illinois (July 19, 2018) – MetLife Auto & Home, one of the nation’s leading personal-lines insurance groups, has teamed up with NonProfitTHRIVE, an organization that runs a platform designed to match volunteers with nonprofits and track volunteer hours. In an effort to continue to boost its support of the community and employee volunteerism, MetLife is using the THRIVE platform to pilot a program matching Freeport-based team members to volunteer opportunities with local nonprofit agencies.
“A platform such as NonProfitTHRIVE.com is a benefit to everyone in the community,” said Carol Anderson, associate vice president and site leader of the MetLife Auto & Home Freeport office. “MetLife Auto & Home is fortunate to have a team of associates that is passionate and committed to helping Freeport thrive. By utilizing this tool, our employees can easily identify opportunities to match their individual skills to assist and volunteer with local nonprofit agencies.”
MetLife Auto & Home reopened its Freeport office in December 2017. In the first few months, more than 100 team members were hired, exceeding the initial plan of adding 150 jobs over two years, bringing today’s total to more than 300 employees. The company expects to add nearly 100 additional jobs by 2019.
NonProfitTHRIVE offers its services for free to nonprofits and volunteers. Community-minded people can open accounts, enter preferences for the causes they want to help and receive alerts on their mobile phones when matching opportunities are available. Nonprofits can post opportunities and NonProfitTHRIVE streamlines the volunteer screening process.
“It’s wonderful to team up with companies that value philanthropic initiatives and to effectively track volunteers’ hours,” said Nicole Sdao, founder of NonProfitTHRIVE. “As a leader in employee community engagement, we are excited to team up with MetLife Auto & Home to provide a platform that streamlines the engagement process for its associates and to accurately record volunteer efforts.”
NonProfitTHRIVE was established by Freeport-based Nicole Sdao with Rockford-based Thinker Ventures in 2016, with the goal to launch a national platform to connect volunteers and nonprofits. Since its launch, the momentum has more than 960 volunteer hours recorded, more than 800 volunteer accounts created, and more than 100 nonprofits posting volunteer opportunities.
About MetLife and MetLife Auto & Home
MetLife Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing worlds. Founded in 1868, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
MetLife Auto & Home is one of the nation’s leading personal-lines insurance groups, insuring nearly 4 million autos and homes, and is affiliated with MetLife Inc. For more information, visit www.metlife.com.