- We had 984 donors at various blood drives across the company, which resulted in 889 successful donations.
- Our Health Services providers completed 35,000 visits, helping 9,500 Progressive employees and dependents.
- For the second year in a row, Military Times EDGE magazine named Progressive to its Best for Vets list, due in part to our efforts to recruit veterans and our 100 percent differential pay to active-duty reservists.
- In March and April, food drives were held in multiple locations across the country. In Cleveland, donations of food and money supported the Cleveland Foodbank’s Harvest for Hunger campaign. We contributed more than $3,900 to the campaign.
- The Historically Black Colleges and Universities organization (HBCU) selected us as one of their Top 50 Employers, recognizing companies that do an excellent job targeting students and alumni from U.S. Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
- Every September employees in our Florida offices prepare and deliver gift baskets to local fire stations in memory of September 11th.
- LATINA Style magazine, a leading publication for contemporary Hispanic women, named us to the LATINA Style 50, its annual list of the 50 best U.S. companies for Hispanic women. The list is based on available leadership programs, employee benefits, and Latina representation in senior positions.
- Prevention.com selected Progressive as one of eight “Healthy Places for Women to Work.” The editors chose to highlight companies who encourage women to focus on their health while also striking a work/life balance.
- CivilianJobs.com, a site that connects America’s military with civilian careers, named Progressive one of its 2011 Most Valuable Employer (MVE) for Military.
- For the second year in a row, employees in our Colorado Springs location collected more than 1,000 used children’s books for Achieve Academy, a K-8 underprivileged school in North Denver.
- Diversity MBA Magazine named us in its top 50 list of the Best Places for Diverse Managers to work.
- Colleagues at our Miami, Fla., Service Center chose to give back by collecting food and toys during the month of December. Among the items donated to the Miami Children’s Hospital Cancer Center were a bike, sports equipment and Barbie dolls. The group also collected food items for Camillus House to feed homeless families in the area.
- Members of our Real Estate Group provided furnishings, carpeting and office design assistance on behalf of Progressive for a new Hattie Larlham Constant Companion Center in Ohio.
- Approximately 400 employees, friends and family members participated in the Diversity Walk, Rock and Run in Cleveland in May, with the Progressive team collecting more than $1,400 for the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio.
- We participated in and supported SMART Ride: a two day, 165 mile bike ride from Miami to Key West to raise awareness and funds to help people with HIV/AIDS in Florida.
- Phoenix employees hosted their annual Barnyard Booster Bash with the Phoenix Children's Hospital. At the event, car seat checks are done and booster seats are given to families in need. Car seat safety checks also were done in some of our Pennsylvania claims service centers in conjunction with local police departments. Car seat safety checks were also hosted at our claims service centers in Glen Burnie, Maryland and Richmond, Virginia.
- In Tampa, we participated in Bark in the Park and the Humane Society Telethon to promote our Pet Injury coverage and help our furry friends. Other pet-related events we participated in included the Big10K9 Race in Atlanta, Ga.; Cruisin’ for Critters in Las Cruces, N.M.; and an Operation Pet Kindness pet adoption event held at our Lewisville, Tex. claims service center.
- Employees participated in Pride events in Miami Beach, Fla.; Atlanta; Cleveland; St. Petersburg, Fla.; and Colorado Springs and Denver, Colorado.
- In Texas, Michigan, Oklahoma, Arizona and Colorado, we supported the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides program by donating vehicles to needy families.
- Burnsville, Minn. claims service center employees, local vendor partners and others joined forces to pack food for Food for Kidz. The group of more than 130 people packed enough food for more than 48,000 meals and collected over $6,100 for the charity.
- In May, California employees participated in a landscaping beautification project to improve the landscape of the Women’s Care Cottage in North Hollywood. The Cottage has an 18-24 month program that provides young women who’ve been on probation or in court related foster care the opportunity to develop life skills to live independently.
- More than 50 members of our Information Technology organization spent a sunny Saturday in May volunteering at Highbrook Lodge, a camp for the sight impaired. The team did projects throughout the 63-acre camp—from clearing hiking trails and planting flowers to painting cabin floors and resurfacing field warning tracks—to prepare everything for the summer camps.