NAGICO Food Drive brings Christmas cheer to St. Maarten

NAGICO Insurances through their NAGICO Lend a Hand project executed a massive Food Drive, in which 21 boxes of non-perishable food items were collected, packaged and donated to various members of the community.

The initiative which was spearheaded by the NAGICO Marketing Department and kicked off in September, with collection bins and baskets placed at all NAGICO locations throughout the island and individuals were encouraged to donate whatever non-perishable food item they could spare.

“We wanted this to be a hands-on project where our staff, management, agents and brokers came together to contribute to the community in a tangible way,” Paul Dijkhoffz; Executive Marketing Manager of NAGICO said. “We wanted to do something that would make an impact on people’s lives, something that would bring a smile to someone’s face and something that mattered.”

The drive yielded much success and to ensure that the items reached the persons who needed it the most, the insurance company partnered with the Community Police Officers, whom through knowledge of their respective communities suggested some recipients. Food boxes were also given to select organizations such as: I Dad Foundation, Helping Hands Foundation and Hope Outreach Foundation. In addition to the food boxes, NAGICO presented 10 of the individual recipients with a Ham.

“The NAGICO Lend a Hand Food Drive will be an annual project which we have made a priority,” CEO of NAGICO; Dwayne Elgin said. “It is important that we not forget the ones amongst us who are most vulnerable and in need. Giving back for us at NAGICO is a culture; it is what we call ‘The NAGICO Way’ of doing things”.

All recipients on location received their food baskets, while the others were hand delivered to the recipient’s home by their respective CPOs. NAGICO extends thanks to everyone who contributed to their Lend a Hand Project and encourages others to come on board and be part of this charitable mission.