Welland, ON, June 30th, 2023 — Youngs Insurance Brokers Inc., one of the largest independent insurance brokerages in Ontario, has been recognized for its longstanding commitment to philanthropy and community service. In a notable gesture of appreciation, Youngs Insurance Brokers has been named one of Gore Mutual's Brokers for Good, accompanied by a generous $5,000 donation to the McMaster Children's Hospital Foundation.
Since 2019, Youngs Insurance Brokers has dedicated their efforts to supporting the McMaster Children's Hospital Foundation, pledging $100,000, as part of their #GiveBackOntario program, an initiative aimed at inspiring others to give back alongside the brokerage, truly believing that together a difference can be made in the communities they are proud to serve.
Youngs Insurance Brokers recognizes the invaluable services and care provided by the McMaster Children's Hospital Foundation to children in need. Their ongoing partnership with the foundation exemplifies Youngs Insurance Brokers' unwavering dedication to the betterment of the local community.
"We are immensely proud to be able to contribute to the McMaster Children's Hospital Foundation and to the exceptional work they do," stated Jason Valleriani, Vice President at Youngs Insurance Brokers. "As an organization, we firmly believe in giving back to our community and supporting the foundation aligns perfectly with our values. We are honored to receive this recognition from Gore Mutual, and we are grateful for their generous donation, which will undoubtedly make a difference in the lives of countless children."
The clinical specialist team at McMaster Children’s Hospital supports our region’s children and their families through the physical and emotional challenges of a cancer diagnosis and its treatment. The clinic and its staff play a vital role in providing critical healthcare services, medical research, and compassionate care to children and their families. To enhance the patient experience, McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation is fundraising to renovate and expand the third-floor pediatric oncology clinic. As part of the renovation, the clinical spaces will be redeveloped to include distinct areas tailored to different age groups and an in-house Pharmacy Satellite Chemotherapy Suite.
“I was thrilled to learn that Gore Mutual Insurance Foundation has generously supported the efforts of Youngs Insurance Brokers as a community champion to raise much-needed funds for our Pediatric Oncology Campaign at McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation,” said Sherri Bocchini, VP Development, McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation. “This donation will directly support the Pediatric Oncology Clinic, helping provide a welcoming and comfortable space for the over 900 children and youth from across our region that rely on the specialist care received at McMaster Children’s Hospital. Thank you Gore Mutual for this outstanding community support and leadership!”
Gore Mutual's Brokers for Good program acknowledges insurance brokers who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to community service and philanthropy, believing that by being good, doing good, and spreading good, we’ll all do better – together. The program serves as a platform to recognize and appreciate brokers’ positive impact on the lives of individuals and organizations within their communities.
"We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Gore Mutual for recognizing our efforts and supporting the McMaster Children's Hospital Foundation through this generous donation," added Jason Valleriani. "Together, we can continue to make a lasting difference in the lives of children in need, providing them with hope, support, and the highest quality of care."
About Youngs Insurance Brokers Inc.
Established in 1910, Youngs Insurance Brokers Inc. has been providing insurance with integrity throughout Ontario for over a century and has evolved to be one of the largest independent brokerages in Ontario.
Since its inception, Youngs Insurance Brokers has provided clients with innovative insurance solutions that maximize premium savings and policy coverage, while providing access to a variety of risk protection options. Youngs Insurance Brokers is proud to provide a full range of personal insurance (home & property, life, boat, motorcycle, and auto) and commercial insurance throughout Ontario – protecting everything that matters to you.
About The McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation
McMaster Children's Hospital Foundation, as part of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, provides vital funding to enable the best possible patient care at McMaster Children’s Hospital, including Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre and McMaster University Medical Centre. The Foundation inspires and motivates gifts that fund medical equipment and patient amenities, innovative research initiatives, essential redevelopment of clinical care spaces, and the education and training of health care providers.
McMaster Children’s Hospital is the second largest provider of inpatient pediatric services in Ontario. The Hospital is home to Canada’s largest neonatal intensive care unit including supportive maternal care, the largest pediatric mental health program in Canada, and the only inpatient pediatric cancer program in south-central Ontario.
Photo: From left to right: Whitney Davies, Corporate Brand Manager, Youngs Insurance Brokers, Sandy Valleriani, President, Youngs Insurance Brokers, Presley Valleriani, Jason Valleriani, Vice President, Youngs Insurance Brokers, Mila Valleriani, Ryan Valleriani, Vice President, Youngs Insurance Brokers, Matteo Valleriani, April Ravarra, Business Development Manager, Gore Mutual
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