Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Chantilly, VA (Grassroots NewsWire) January 12, 2009 - Bankers Life and Casualty Company's Chantilly, Virginia branch sales office brightened the holidays for residents of the Loudoun Emergency Homeless Shelter by delivering two carloads of presents just in time for Christmas.

Scott Parks, Branch Sales Manager of Bankers' Chantilly office and his 60 sales agents and employees joined together to make the gift giving possible. He credits his office administrators, Lindy Funk-McNickel, Lisa Caviness, and Veronica Pinedo with the idea, which resulted in the donation of new toys, clothes, food, paper products, gift cards and other items, to the shelter.

"We were pleased to be able to help out," said Parks. "It was a powerful experience to share what we have with families in need. It made us realize just how fortunate we are."

The shelter, located in Leesburg, Virginia, houses up to 24 residents, many of them children. Helen Richardson, Shelter Director was grateful for the gifts. "Their generosity made it possible for our residents and their children to have presents to open on Christmas morning, something that many of us take for granted."

Parks' Chantilly office also donated turkey dinners, with all the trimmings, for the shelter's residents on New Year's Eve. They're planning to return to the shelter in a few months, this time to donate their time for a spring cleanup.

About Bankers Life and Casualty Company

Established in 1879 in Chicago, Bankers Life and Casualty Company focuses on the insurance needs of the retirement market. The nationwide company, a subsidiary of CNO Financial Group, Inc., offers a broad portfolio of life and health insurance retirement products designed especially for seniors. Visit us online at www.bankers.com.


Scott Parks