RISKWORLD Community Service Project Delivers Essentials for San Diego's Most Vulnerable

Hygiene Kits to Be Assembled for Locals Benefitting from Sharia’s Closet’s Aid

April 23, 2024

(NEW YORK) April 23, 2024RIMS, the risk management society®, is asking the risk community to help give back to San Diego’s most vulnerable. The RISKWORLD Community Service Project, sponsored by ESIS (a Chubb Company), will help support Sharia’s Closet, a San Diego nonprofit dedicated to providing children, teens, and adults with clothing and other everyday essentials.

At RISKWORLD, risk professionals will assemble hygiene kits for Sharia’s Closet that will be made available at no cost to locals who rely on the charity’s services. Established in 2013, Sharia’s Closet has supported nearly 50,000 individuals, building their self-esteem and self-identity and empowering them to succeed in school, on job interviews, and overcome adversity. HandsOn San Diego, a local nonprofit whose mission is to strengthen the community through volunteer action, coordinated this project for RISKWORLD.

**A hygiene kit assembly station will be on the second floor of the San Diego Convention Center (SDCC) during RISKWORLD on May 6 and 7. All registered RISKWORLD attendees are invited to participate**

"Sharia’s Closet's Bags of Hope is a comprehensive approach to supporting individuals and families in need,” said Shamine Linton, Founder/CEO of Sharia’s Closet. “By providing essential items such as personal hygiene products, RISKWORLD attendees will address not only our families’ immediate needs but also promote dignity and respect. It's initiatives like these that have a profound impact on the lives of those they serve, fostering empowerment and hope within communities."

“Volunteering is the key to making the world a better place. When individuals are actively engaged, communities are stronger,” said Lisa Lindgren, Executive Director of HandsOn San Diego. “HandsOn San Diego is proud to connect amazing organizations like RIMS and Sharia’s Closet. We have seen the power of volunteerism first-hand and know that this RISKWORLD project will have a big impact on our community.”

“We are proud to sponsor HandsOn San Diego at the 2024 RISKWORLD Event as a way to reinforce our dedication to community involvement," said Jim Shevlin, President, ESIS, A Chubb Company. “Our commitment extends beyond business to making a tangible impact in the communities where RISKWORLD events are held and where our clients reside. This year, we're hosting a Community Service Project table and encouraging attendees to stop by and join us in creating hygiene kits for those experiencing financial hardship or crisis. We will also be making a donation that will help support more than 100 local organizations across San Diego County with group volunteer events and projects.”

“Giving back to the RISKWORLD host city is yet another powerful way for risk professionals to make a difference in this world,” said RIMS CEO Gary LaBranche, FASAE, CAE. “Sharia’s Closet and HandsOn San Diego do important work to keep San Diego’s community vibrant and resilient. RIMS is proud to be able to advance their missions and sincerely thanks ESIS for supporting this RISKWORLD experience again this year.”

Demonstrating its gratitude for the city that hosts RISKWORLD, RIMS, the risk management society®, identifies a local charity and develops fun and engaging activities for RISKWORLD attendees to give back. As one of the first entities to host a large convention in post-Katrina New Orleans, RIMS first Community Service Project was in 2007 to support local families in the area to rebuild infrastructure devastated by the natural disaster.

To learn more about Sharia’s Closet or to donate, visit www.shariascloset.org. To learn more about HandsOn San Diego, visit www.handsonsandiego.org.  


Green Badges and More – New “green” badges, reduced printed signage, and eliminated printed agendas, sessions- at -a –glance, Marketplace Directory and other event collateral in favor of a robust mobile app are steps RIMS has taken to lower RISKWORLD’s carbon footprint.

Venue Selection - RIMS makes it a priority to partner with Convention Centers that are environmentally conscious. The SDCC’s business practices have been nationally recognized for emphasizing environmental responsibility. Green approaches are embedded in all areas of operations, with a particular focus on energy resiliency, sustainable sourcing, food waste reduction, and plastic reduction. Additionally, San Diego is one of the most-walkable cities in the United States, reducing the demand for taxi and busing services.

Promotional Product Donation – RIMS and the SDCC ensure that extra promotional items or event supplies will be donated to local organizations like schools, libraries, churches, nonprofits, shelters, and more. This includes pens, notepads, backpacks, books, chairs, tables, and many other types of items unique to the focus of their organization.

Launched in 1963 as RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition, RISKWORLD® 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 learning and networking experience. The four-day. The RISKWORLD experience offers more than 150 learning opportunities, keynote presentations, special events, and an expansive Marketplace with hundreds of solutions providers – all with countless opportunities to engage and elevate the risk community. RISKWORLD 2024 is scheduled for May 5 - 8 in San Diego. RIMS will celebrate its 75th Anniversary at RISKWORLD 2025 in Chicago from May 4 - 7.

About ESIS
ESIS®, Inc., a Chubb company, provides claim and risk management services to a wide variety of commercial clients. ESIS’ 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 70 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. For more information, visit us at www.esis.com and www.chubb.com.

About RIMS
RIMS, the risk management society®️, empowers risk professionals to make the world safer, more secure, and more sustainable. Through networking, professional development, certification, advocacy, and research, RIMS and its 80 chapters serves more than 200,000 risk practitioners and business leaders from over 75 countries. Founded in 1950, the Society publishes the award-winning Risk Management Magazine and produces RISKWORLD®️, the largest annual gathering of global risk professionals. RIMS embraces diversity, equity and inclusion and welcomes all risk professionals to connect and learn, explore the online Risk Knowledge library, tune into the RIMScast podcast series, and engage with the global risk community via RIMS social media channels. To learn more, visit https://www.RIMS.org.

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For more information, contact:

Josh Salter, Director of Communications, (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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