Employees at Economical Insurance are giving back to the community this holiday season to the tune of $32,500.

The insurance company’s workforce has chosen 13 community-based organizations, with each receiving a $2,500 donation. To date, the charity program has donated $157,500 to local causes.

“Economical’s Choose Your Charity campaign shows we’re stronger together when our employees give back to the communities supporting our brokers and customers,” said Brigid Pelino, senior vice-president and chief human resources officer at Economical Insurance, in a press release.

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“Each and every organization impacted through this annual campaign is making a difference in their community, and it’s an honour to contribute to their vital work.”

Employees nominate the local charities then vote on a shortlist to determine the recipients of the funding. In addition to charitable donations, the company’s strategy for giving also includes volunteering and collaboration with brokers, as well as partnerships with organizations, such as the Canadian Red Cross and the Canadian Cancer Society.

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