Holt Proctor McBriarty Insurance Agency of Milford recently delivered more than 1,000 school supplies and backpacks to SHARE Outreach as a result of the agency’s July backpack/school supply drive.
The agency decided to partner with SHARE Outreach after hearing of the organization’s need for school supplies.
“We were certainly glad to help,” Lyle Fulkerson, President and CEO of Holt Proctor McBriarty Insurance Agency indicated. “It was a joint effort as our staff, clients, carriers and community all stepped forward to make this drive a success.”
Though donations initially came in slowly, the drive was jump started by an anonymous donor who left a huge box of school supplies on the agency’s door step one morning during the drive.
“The selfless generosity of the anonymous donor helped kick start the drive into high gear and was an inspiration to all of us,” Fulkerson said. After that donation, the school supplies continued to flow in.
Christine Janson, Executive Director of SHARE Outreach also felt that the school supply and backpack drive was a success. “'I am so pleased that Holt Proctor McBriarty Insurance Agency teamed up with SHARE to support kids in need as they begin a new school year,” Janson said. “The drive for school supplies was a huge success and will go a long way in outfitting SHARE's 225 families of school-aged children so they are ready to learn.”
This school supply drive is part of Holt Proctor McBriarty Insurance Agency’s ongoing commitment to SHARE Outreach. The partnership is a commitment because of the agency’s “Smile with Lyle” referral program. In this program, every client that refers a friend to the agency will win two lottery tickets, and have a chance to win a $50 monthly gas card, and a hi-definition TV at the end of the contest. For each referral received, the agency will donate $10 on behalf of the agency’s clients toward one of three charities, including SHARE Outreach,.
Please visit HPMinsurance.com and look under the Agency News tab for more information about the Smile with Lyle Program.