Corporate Social Responsibility
in Our Communities

Our Community Focus

Helping to create a brighter future for families and neighborhoods

Today, we focus our neighborhood and community efforts to help people satisfy their basic protection needs — safe housing, adequate food, and strong early education. We support this mission through selective corporate support and very active, grassroots-driven employee volunteer programs.

Our commitment to corporate social responsibility began more than 165 years ago. Despite the progress we made in the past, our communities need even more corporate support today. As a result, we continue to provide corporate support in a variety of ways to help the communities where we work.

Eliminating Hunger

Fewer families go hungry in the Greater Hartford community due to the great work of Foodshare. We support the organization through employee volunteer time as well as through participation on their board of directors.

Our Impact

Our employees are dedicated to doing their part to make a difference. We support the work they do for the charities they care about by providing 40 hours of paid volunteer time per year through our corporate social responsibility and community relations program. Also, each year, we organize and sponsor volunteer opportunities that take place during the workday.

Here are a few of the ways our employees are working to make life better for others through our corporate social responsibility program.

Wish School mentor helps student with homework

My mentor helps me with homework and supports
what I do – it’s awesome!

Employees have been mentoring students from Hartford’s Fred D. Wish School on a weekly basis for over 30 years. After the 3rd – 8th graders arrive at our office by bus, they have a healthy snack and spend an hour with their mentors – catching up, getting help with homework, and playing games like Connect Four and Scrabble. It’s hard to say who gets the most out of the sessions – the mentors or the students!
employees at a united way event

I enjoyed the chance to make a difference in the life of a young child.

The Day of Caring, a cornerstone of our annual United Way campaign, is an opportunity for employees to roll up their sleeves and get involved with one or more community agencies serving people in need. It might involve spending quality time with preschoolers at Women’s League Child Development Center, sorting and packing food items at the Foodshare Distribution Center, or sprucing up non-profit facilities, parks and playgrounds around the city.
employees at a united way event

“We had a great day working together for a good cause.

Habitat for Humanity relies on volunteers like the Nassau Re leadership team, pictured here, to help build affordable homes for first time homeowners. It’s also a great team-building opportunity for our employees -- working together outside of the office while making a meaningful contribution to the community.
employees at soup kitchen

Seeing the challenges people face on a daily basis
reminds me of what’s important in life.

Hands on Hartford serves the community’s neediest residents through a variety of programs providing food, housing and economic security. Once a month, employees serve lunch to approximately 80 – 100 clients of the organization’s MANNA soup kitchen. These individuals receive both a nutritious meal and access to respectful, comprehensive social support services.
22,000 hours

Fred D. Wish School

Mentoring Hours

Over $10 M

Raised for

United Way


Soup Kitchen

Meals Served

770 Pints

On Site

Blood Drive Donations


Our Community Partners

The company partners with organizations focused on creating a better future for our communities

  • Charter Oak Cultural Center
  • Connecticut Science Center
  • Foodshare
  • Fred D. Wish School
  • Greater Hartford Arts Council
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hands on Hartford
  • Journey Home
  • United Way of Central and Northeastern CT
  • United Way of the Greater NY Capital Region