That includes giving back to the communities where we live and work, and supporting local organizations that are making a positive difference. Our associate volunteer service hours and charitable donation matching programs are designed to reinforce and encourage our culture of giving back to the community.
Every two years, MJ Insurance chooses two charitable organizations—one in Indianapolis and one in Phoenix—where we focus the majority of our time and resources. In order to best serve our communities, we take a more focused approach concentrating on two local charities of choice where we get actively involved in the charity itself.
Making A Difference
Food 4 Souls
Food 4 Souls is a homeless ministry that exists to go out and serve the homeless community in Indianapolis with unconditional love and acceptance. Every Sunday afternoon, a group of volunteers travel to downtown Indianapolis providing clothing, food and other resources to the homeless community. Nearly 100 people are served every week with approximately 5,000 meals and thousands of toiletry items being distributed this year. This involvement and commitment not only provides the opportunity for volunteers to tangibly serve, but also plays a critical and necessary role in building trusting relationships with the homeless in our community.
United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona
For over 60 years, United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) has been committed to change and progress for persons with disabilities. The national recognized agency was founded in 1949 by parents and friends of children with cerebral palsy. UCP now serves children with a wide range of disabilities, including cerebral palsy, autism, down syndrome, developmental delays, and learning disabilities. In fact, 65% of the people UCP serves have a disability other than cerebral palsy. The Central Arizona chapter of the nationally recognized agency has served as a private, non-profit health and human service organization for adults and children with disabilities and their families. UCP of Central Arizona serves more than 3,000 families each year. UCP of Central Arizona’s programming is designed to help children and adults reach their full potential and improve the quality of life of their family members.
The Indiana Canine Assistance Network (ICAN) helps to meet two important needs in our community. First, by providing children and young adults living with a disability greater independence and an opportunity for a more enriched life by partnering them with a service dog. Second, by preparing carefully screened incarcerated adults to return to our communities better equipped to successfully reintegrate with their families and obtain employment.
Training a service dog takes a lot of time and resources–over $26,000! ICAN relies on community partners, individuals and private foundations to help fulfill their mission.
Phoenix Children’s Hospital has provided hope, healing, and the best healthcare for children since it was born in 1983, and has grown to become one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country.
With a Medical Staff of nearly 1,000 pediatric specialists, Phoenix Children’s provides inpatient, outpatient, trauma and emergency care across more than 70 pediatric subspecialties, the most comprehensive pediatric care available in the state. The Hospital’s six Centers of Excellence have grown in size and expertise to place them on par with some of the most prestigious of their kind in the US.