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The employees of Merchants Insurance Group contributed more than $437,000 from 1999 through 2016 to charities, with $30,163.00 raised in 2016.

Contributions went to various non-profit groups throughout Western New York, including: Hope Lodge, $861.00; Dress for Success, $291.00; Matt Urban Hope Center, $273.00; Roancher Ranch, $291.00; Western New York Heroes, $908.00; South Buffalo Soup Kitchen, $322.00; Feral Cat Focus, $252.55; Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program, $288.00; Luggage for Love, $285.00; Hope for Two (Pregnant with Cancer Network), $ 989.00; Melina’s White Light, $ 261.00; Salvation Army, $339.00; Touching Bases Softball League, $261.00; Orchard Park Veterans Park, $284.00; Special Spaces Buffalo, $301.00; Hospice Buffalo, $950.00; Project Flight, $ 255.00; The Valley Center, $282.00; WNY Perinatal Bereavement Network Inc., $249.00; Hawk Creek Wildlife, $273.00; Kevin Guest House, $935.00; Jordan’s Journey, $318.20; Furever Friends, $347.00; Paradise House, $288.00; Ronald McDonald House, $1,482.50; Footsteps of WNY, $1,482.50; Special Olympics WNY, $305.05; Gay and Lesbian Youth Services of WNY, $286.15; Friends of the Night People, $880.00; Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure, $255.00; Family Promise of WNY, $294.00; Cantalician Center, $248.00; Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service, $225.00; Girls on the Run, $261.00; St. John’s Lutheran School, $279.00; WNY Physically Challenged Youth Sports, $868.00; Cure SMA, $210.00; UNYTS, $210.00; Juvenile Diabetes Research, $250.00; Fix-A-Bull WN, $234.00; Olmsted Center, $828.00; Fox Wood Wildlife Rescue, $222.00; Mikey’s Way Foundation, $226.00; Gliding Stars, $ 221.00; Guiding Eyes for the Blind WNY, $225.00; Alzheimer’s Association, $891.00; City Mission, $255.00; Tabby Town, $263.00; Wings Flight of Hope, $320.00; SABAH, $219.00; Riviera Theatre & Arts Center, $308.00; Amanda Hansen Foundation, $886.00; Lockport Cares, $260.00; Unlimbited, $267.00; Bills Fan Thunder Inc., $240.00; Independent Health Family YMCA, $264.00; Gerard Place, $1,866.00; Pet Emergency Fund, $270.00; WNY Coalition for Homeless/Homeless Alliance of WNY, $2,681.50;Bryan M. Lawrence Foundation, $232.00; Theatre of Youth, $258.00; Coats for Kids, $302.00; Dear Tayrin, $297.00; West Seneca Food Pantry, $273.00; Mother Teresa Home (final amount TBD).

The organizations the company supported were chosen through employee suggestions, and the employees raised funds through activities such as “dress-down” days, raffles and split clubs. The activities are organized and managed by Merchants’ employees through their C.I.A., or Colleagues in Action, committee.

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Merchants Insurance Group sells its products through a network of more than 1,000 independent insurance agents in Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. We sell our products through independent insurance agents because we believe they provide value to policyholders through their broad range of products and their insurance expertise.