RIMS Community Shows Compassion and Kindness for Cradles to Crayons Charity

RIMS 13th Annual Community Service Project Provides to Critical Support for Boston’s Homeless and Low-Income Families

April 18, 2019

RIMS 2019 Community Service Project will give more than 10,000 conference attendees the opportunity to actively enhance the quality of life for thousands of the Boston area’s most vulnerable children. Sponsored by ESIS, a Chubb business unit, the project benefitting Cradles to Crayons includes the assembly of hygiene kits for children and a letter writing campaign aimed at empowering them and their families. 
 
Founded in 2002 in Massachusetts, Cradles to Crayons has become a national organization focused on creating a future where childhood poverty no longer exists. The not-for-profit provides children, from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. Since its founding, Cradles to Crayons has engaged more than 400,000 volunteers, and has served 1.5 million children.
 
“More than generously sharing their professional experiences and knowledge, year-after-year our conference attendees unselfishly take time out their schedules to participate in our Community Service Project,” said RIMS CEO Mary Roth. “This endeavor was created to show our gratitude to our host city and to remind us how these small acts of kindness can mean so much to so many people. I want to thank Cradles to Crayons for allowing RIMS to contribute and wish them continued success.”
 
“We are so grateful that RIMS has chosen us as their community service project partner this year,” said Jenn Askjaer, Executive Director at Cradles to Crayons Boston. “We appreciate their commitment to helping local families who need a helping hand.T his effort will go a long way in helping local children who are in need.”  
 
“ESIS has a long tradition of helping organizations in the communities where our employees work and live,” said ESIS President, Keith Higdon. “We are honored to partner with RIMS to sponsor Cradles to Crayons. The important work Cradles to Crayons does in helping children in need succeed in learning and in life makes a real difference for so many.”
 
In 2007, RIMS was one of the first entities to host a large convention in post-Katrina New Orleans. RIMS first Community Service Day was held at that conference to support local families and rebuild infrastructure devastated by the natural disaster. Now, in its 13th year, RIMS Community Service Projects have become a RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition tradition. 
 
About Cradles to Crayons 
Cradles to Crayons launched in Boston in 2002 and has operations in Boston, Philadelphia, and Chicago. The nonprofit provides children from birth through age 12 living in homeless or low-income situations with the essential items they need to thrive—at home, at school, and at play. The organization supplies these items free of charge by connecting communities and mobilizing them to collect and donate new and gently used high-quality children’s items. Cradles to Crayons engages tens of thousands of youth and adults each year in tangible service activities that benefit local children facing the challenge of Clothing Insecurity.  For more information, please visit www.cradlestocrayons.org/boston/.
 
About ESIS 
ESIS®, Inc., provides claim and risk management services to a wide variety of commercial clients. Our innovative best-in-class approach to program design, integration, and achievement of results aligns with the needs and expectations of our clients' unique risk management needs. With more than 65 years of experience and offerings in both the U.S. and globally, ESIS provides one of the industry's broadest selections of risk management solutions covering both pre- and post-loss services.
 
About Chubb
Chubb is the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company and the largest commercial insurer in the United States. With operations in 54 countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline. We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly. The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally. Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London, and other locations, and employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at: chubb.com.
 
About RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition
Launched in 1963, RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition attracts some 10,000 risk and insurance professionals at all experience levels, business executives with risk management interests, brokers, insurers and service providers for the ultimate educational and networking experience. The four-day event offers more than 160 educational sessions, keynote presentations, special events and an expansive Marketplace Exhibit Hall with nearly 400 exhibitors. Following Boston, the event will be hosted in Denver in 2020. For more information, visit www.RIMS.org/RIMS2019.

For more information, contact:

Josh Salter, Senior Communications Manager, (212) 655-6059 or JSalter@rims.org

About RIMS

As the preeminent organization dedicated to promoting the profession of risk management, RIMS, the risk management society®, is a global not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. Founded in 1950, RIMS is committed to advancing risk management capabilities for organizational success, bringing networking, professional development and education opportunities to its membership of more than 10,000 risk management professionals who are located in more than 60 countries. For more information on RIMS, visit www.RIMS.org

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