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Schauer team dedicates more than 100 hours of service to Shoes and Clothes for Kids

The Schauer Group team during Century of Service (back row) Matt Kobetitsch, Bill Schauer, Diane Schultz, Todd Adams, Alex Schauer and Lindsay Smith; (front row) Aimee Belden, Jenny Schlichting and Shannon Reed.

Cleveland-area nonprofit received 100 service hours and $5,000 donation as winner of Schauer Group’s Century of Service

Schauer Group associates (from left) Shannon Reed, Jenny Schlichting and Lindsay Smith sort supplies at Shoes and Clothes for Kids.

Schauer Group, the region’s innovative risk management, business insurance and human capital services firm, recently completed over 100 service hours for Shoes and Clothes for Kids, a Cleveland-area nonprofit that is dedicated to improving school attendance by eliminating lack of appropriate clothing, shoes and school supplies as barriers. These service hours, along with a $5,000 cash donation, came as the result of the nonprofit being awarded the company’s Century of Service Nonprofit Award in celebration of Schauer’s 100th anniversary.

On August 21 and 27, a total of 23 Schauer Group team members spent over 100 combined hours sorting, packing and distributing backpacks and school uniforms to children, restocked supplies for the teacher store and organized incoming donations.

Schauer Group associates (from left) Ron Van Horn, Dan Boyer, Joe Schauer and Bryan Schauer sort supplies at Shoes and Clothes for Kids during Century of Service.

“Shoes and Clothes for Kids really put us to work!” said Bryan Schauer, vice president of Schauer Group. “Helping this crucial organization to provide clothing, shoes and school supplies to local kids living in poverty—and in turn help improve school attendance—is a rewarding way to celebrate our 100th anniversary.”

Shoes and Clothes for Kids has been committed to supporting the most vulnerable children in Northeast Ohio for the past 50 years. The organization distributes over $3 million worth of school supplies to thousands of children annually and outfits nearly 11,000 students with school uniforms.

From left: Monica Lloyd, Aimee Belden, Bryan Schauer, Terry Uhl and Alex Schauer during $5,000 donation check presentation.

Finalists in the Century of Service Nonprofit Award were selected by a panel of Schauer Group associates based upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to: quality of application, demonstration of need and alignment with Schauer Group company core values. Community voting took place from June 1 through June 16.

The Century of Service Program is one in a series of 100th anniversary activities that Schauer Group has planned in the region for this year, following a pledged $150,000 gift to Aultman’s Timken Family Cancer Center in Stark County.

After the success of the inaugural year of the Century of Service Nonprofit Award, the company is considering hosting it again in the future.

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Schauer Group, Inc., with offices in Canton and Cleveland, Ohio, is one of the largest independently owned insurance and risk management firms in Ohio, providing risk management, business insurance, human capital services, employee benefits, contract surety and personal insurance to a variety of clients nationwide. As the nation’s first ISO Registered Independent Insurance Agency, Schauer Group maintains a commitment to quality and excellence, achieving an industry-leading 95 percent client retention rate. The fourth generation, family-owned company is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019. For more information, visit www.schauergroup.com.