Zurich North America launched a new initiative in February called “100 Acts of Caring.” Zurich employees will give back to their communities in 2022 by completing a minimum of 100 acts of caring through volunteering and financial contributions.

The initiative is part of the insurer’s celebration to mark its 100-year anniversary serving auto dealerships across the United States, back when Universal Underwriters in Kansas City, Mo., began by providing fire insurance to 85 auto dealers in 1922. The company was acquired by Zurich in 1981.

To kick off the Acts of Caring initiative, Zurich is sponsoring a home for a future resident within Eden Village of Kansas City, a planned, gated tiny home community that will provide a dignified place for homeless people. Zurich’s support for the development of the home comes from a combination of a corporate donation and individual employee donations.

“Our investment in Eden Village of Kansas City is in honor of Zurich’s 100 years of service to auto dealers—service that began in Kansas City,” said Vince Santivasi, head of Direct Markets, Zurich NA. “Helping to build and sustain our communities is as important today as it was 100 years ago. This is one way we look forward to our next 100 years and contributing to the communities where we live and work.”

Source: Zurich North America