Tis the season of giving, and Berkley employees united to help our local community. In October, the Boston office volunteered at a local Cradles to Crayons warehouse because no child deserves to suffer through winter without a coat, or go to school without a notebook. Cradles to Crayons provides children living in homeless or low-income situations with the essential items they need to flourish – at home, at school and at play. They collect new and like-new children’s items, like books, clothes and school supplies, through grassroots community drives and corporate donations. The donations are prepared by volunteers, and distributed to disadvantaged children across the state.
The Boston teams (consisting of Berkley Aviation, Berkley Environmental, and Berkley One), sorted donations, made care packages, and teamed up to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate. We were able to see the name and age of each child we filled an order for, which personalized the experience and made it even more rewarding. It was not only rewarding to help these families in need, but it was great to boost morale and engage in some teamwork with other employees from all levels of the organization. After our shift was up, we all agreed that we look forward to doing more for Cradles to Crayons in the future and we encourage you to look for opportunities in your community where you can truly make a positive difference in someone’s life.
Zack Boukram, General Aviation Underwriter