AgencyONE Gives Back

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
-Winston Churchill

AgencyONE Gives Back allows us to to give back to our local, national and global communities.


AgencyONE Gives Back frequently volunteer’s time to The Children’s Inn at NIH – a place for patients and their families to stay while the children are being treated at the National Institutes of Health. This family-centered hospitality facility located in the NIH campus, in Bethesda, MD, offers each family a complimentary stay and the sick children the opportunity to have their families with them while they undergo treatment.

One of the many special programs The Inn provides for the children is called Thoughtful Treasures. When admitted to the Children’s Inn, each child along with his/her sibling(s) is given a key to their own mailbox. Each day the child receives a “treasure” in their mailbox. These treasures are creative projects fully funded, constructed and donated by volunteers.

Thoughtful Treasures – October 2016

The AgencyONE  Gives Back team gathered again this month to create Thoughtful Treasures for Halloween to benefit the young patients at The Children’s Inn at NIH. We spent an evening creating fun, festive and even spooky hand puppets for the children at the Inn to use for Trick or Treating.  We had a great time together expressing ourselves creatively and making something that might put a smile on the faces of the children at the Inn.





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Thoughtful Treasures – April 2016

On Monday, April 18th, the AgencyONE Gives Back team gathered to create Thoughtful Treasures for the children. The AgencyONE Gives Back team made two treasures – colorful and creative “bookworm bookmarks” and “monster bag puppets”. We enjoyed our collective time together doing something special for the children, creatively expressing ourselves and making something that would delight the kids. Thanks to AgencyONE‘s Lexy Johnston for spearheading the effort and taking the time to purchase all the creative materials and organize the event.

 

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Once a quarter, the employees of AgencyONE are happy to have the opportunity to support causes that touch the lives of those in need.


The 2015 Ride to Conquer Cancer – September 19 – 20, 2015

On September 19th and 20th, 2015, Team AgencyONE suited up and, once again, cycled 150 miles over the course of two days to benefit Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center’s Ride To Conquer Cancer. We rode to benefit this tremendously valuable charity and to honor family and friends who have suffered with this terrible disease.  Our amazing riders (staff, producers partners and friends) raised a combined total of $70,000, more than $20,000 over last year! We are grateful for the support of so many of you who donated generously!

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To view the full photo album, Click Here!


A Wider Circle – August 25, 2015

A group of AgencyONE employees participated in this Neighbor-to-Neighbor program.  A Wider Circle is a DC area organization dedicated to ending poverty for one individual and one family after another, and ensuring that every child and adult has the chance to succeed and the opportunity to live well. Specifically, the Neighbor-to-Neighbor program provides basic need items such as beds, tables, dishes, and other large and small home goods to families transitioning out of shelters, escaping domestic violence, or otherwise living without these basic items. The organization was founded by a single individual, and who started operating out of his living room. Each year, A Wider Circle furnishes the homes of more than 4,000 families.

AgencyONE was thrilled to have the opportunity to support a cause that touches so many lives.  “We spoke to a few of the clients who were there to pick up items and they were so appreciative and many had absolutely nothing in their home, so it was very fulfilling to know we were able to help furnish their home.  It was a very rewarding experience”, said Tera Hill, New Business Case Manager.

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Wreaths Across America – Arlington National Cemetery – December 13, 2014

The headstones of 230,000 veterans buried at Arlington National Cemetery were adorned with wreaths by thousands of volunteers, including AgencyONE. We were humbled to be part of such an amazing day giving honor to America’s heroes.

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The 2014 Ride to Conquer Cancer – 9/13/2014-9/14/2014

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Our AgencyONE Team of dedicated professionals took the challenge to ride 150 miles in two days and raised almost $50,000.  The funds pledged by this amazing and moving event support research in the cancer program at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Sibley Memorial and Suburban Hospital. For us, it is personal. Cancer affects everyone. At some point in our lives, we’ve all known someone who has been impacted by this disease. We are doing our small part to support critical research that will help improve the lives of, and give a fighting chance to those who are currently battling this terrible disease. Please support our mission to help fight cancer by riding with us in the future, donating to our cause, or doing both! Thank you to all of our staff, friends, carrier partners, producers and supporters who participated in this ride.

Watch our video of this momentous endeavor!
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JDRF TypeOne Nation Research Summit- 3/1/2014

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Early March took AgencyONE to the JDRF TypeOne Nation DC Research Summit, an all-day event featuring educational and networking opportunities for the Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) community. The main program offered access to the leading T1D experts and researchers with an exhibit hall showcasing the latest and greatest education, resources and technology. AgencyONE volunteered for the Youth Program as activity leaders at the Summit. We led the kids in an ice-breaker activity called “Getting to Know You” and assisted with activities that were geared towards understanding the disease and living a long, active and healthy life. The majority of the children in attendance were type 1 diabetics (and their siblings) with early onset, otherwise known as juvenile diabetes.


Toys for Tots – 12/14/13

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AgencyONE Gives Back continued their holiday volunteering with Toys for Tots, sorting and packaging toys that will be distributed to less fortunate children in the community. A group of employees and extended AgencyONE family contributed to the local Toys for Tots location. Campaigns run each year during the holiday season to help less fortunate children throughout the U.S. experience the joy of Christmas.

AgencyONE has always been supportive and admirable of the Toys for Tots organization – hosting an office toy drive in previous years – and we are thrilled about furthering our dedication and making a difference in our community this holiday season.


 

Manna Food Center – 11/25/13

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As part of AgencyOne’s community involvement initiative, a group of employees volunteered their time at the local Manna Food Center, sorting food donations. Manna is a nonprofit organization that strives to eliminate hunger in Montgomery County, MD through food distribution, education, and advocacy. Manna is one of the most wide-spread organizations of their kind. Partnering with 360 smaller organizations, they feed around 3,300 household each month. Click here to learn more about Manna Food Center.

The event was hugely successful – the group had a great time while making a difference in the local community! We look forward to our next event at Toys for Tots during the December holiday season!


 

Kilimanjaro/Children’s Inn at NIH – 9/1/2013

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We sincerely thank you for your monetary donations. Because of your generosity, we were able to hit our goal of raising thousands of dollars for the benefit of The Children’s Inn at NIH.

It is so nice to have such wonderful friends and business partners to share in this momentous endeavor. Thank you again for your support and words of encouragement along the way!

Warm regards,
Ed Leisher
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Click here to contribute.


 

Walk to Cure Diabetes – 4/25/2013

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As medical underwriters we know firsthand the toll Diabetes takes – and we wanted to do something to help! Our team participated in the Walk to Cure Diabetes which was held on April 21st at The National Mall in Washington, D.C.

We consider you to be part of our AgencyONE family. Please help us support this terrific cause. To donate to our team and get more information on the Walk and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation please click here.


Children’s Inn at NIH – 4/1/2013

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AgencyONE Gives Back had our first event on 4/1/2013 at The Children’s Inn at NIH. Children and families travel from all over the world come to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) because conventional treatments have failed to have sufficient impact on their illnesses. Located in Bethesda, Maryland, NIH is the world’s premier bio-medical research facility. Children receive treatment for illnesses such as cancer, heart, lung, blood, bone and growth disorders, mental illnesses, and HIV infection.

Several members of the AgencyONE family helped serve approximately 60 guests of the Inn. Cactus Cantina, one of the most popular Mexican restaurants in the DC Metro area, was gracious enough to donate a fully catered dinner for the families. The families were so grateful for the wonderful meal and we were very humbled to hear their stories of strength and courage. A wonderful evening was had by all and we can’t wait to volunteer at The Children’s Inn again very soon!

For more information on The Children’s Inn at NIH, please click here.

For more information on Cactus Cantina, please visit their website.