HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Confie, one of the top 20 insurance brokers in the world, announced that it has become a national sponsor of Toys for Tots, an initiative of the U.S. Marine Corps through which new, unwrapped toys are collected and distributed to less fortunate children during the holiday season.
Toys for Tots’ mission is to help youngsters experience the joy of Christmas and receive a message of hope that encourages them to become responsible, productive, and patriotic citizens. Toys for Tots has delivered more than 530 million toys to over 244 million children in all 50 states since its founding in 1947.
“We are very pleased to welcome Confie as a National Corporate Sponsor of the 2017 Marine Toys for Tots Campaign,” said retired Marine Colonel Ted Silvester, vice president of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. “Their community service goals certainly align with those the Marine Corps has promoted for nearly 70 years through our Toys for Tots Program.” Silvester concluded, “With their generous support we will be able to fulfill the Christmas holiday dreams of thousands of less fortunate children who otherwise might be forgotten.”
Toys for Tots is a top-ranked charity, consistently earning the highest rating by Charity Navigator and maintaining a spot on the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s “Philanthropy 400” list.
“This wonderful organization makes a positive and real impact on our customers in the communities we serve,” said Confie CEO Cesar Soriano. “By aligning with Toys for Tots, the entire Confie family can help children in need experience the joy of the holiday season, unite all members of local communities in a common cause, and contribute to better communities in the future.”
The move marks the latest development by Confie to give back to the local communities it serves. Actively engaged on the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) board, Confie has joined with other insurance industry professionals to fund 47 different organizations in 2017 including At the Crossroads, Family Bridges Foundation, Laura’s House, OC Child Abuse Prevention Center and Tierra del Sol. We are proud to have nominated Para Los Niños, an organization that serves at-risk children in marginalized communities throughout Los Angeles County to receive an IICF grant.
Established in 2008, Confie is a leading, national insurance distribution company primarily focused on personal lines and small commercial insurance. The experienced Confie management team continues to build Confie's portfolio of regional personal lines brokerages. The company has leading market positions in California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Nevada, Illinois, Alabama, Kansas, Wisconsin, South Carolina, Missouri, and Louisiana. Confie is a portfolio company of ABRY Partners. For more information about Confie, please visit www.confie.com.
About Toys for Tots
Toys for Tots, a 70-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children during each Christmas holiday season. The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributed by the Marines offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime. It is such experiences that help children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community. Last year the Marine Toys for Tots Program fulfilled the holiday hopes and dreams of 7 million less fortunate children in 792 communities nationwide. Since 1947 over 244 million children have been assisted. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org.