In The Community

Wayne Insurance Group and its employees are dedicated to giving back to our local communities.  From charitable giving to volunteer participation, we are actively involved with a variety of nonprofit organizations and educational institutions that are working to improve the quality of life where we work and live.  We believe that, in this era of ever-expanding technology, building relationships and inspiring excellence within our communities remains vitally important.

We encourage you to check this page periodically for recent examples of our charitable and volunteer activities.

Red Kettle Campaign - December, 2022

In early December, several Wayne employees volunteered their time to ring the bell for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. The Red Kettle Fundraiser is one of the biggest and most important fundraisers for the Salvation Army. All of the money raised through the Red Kettle Campaign provides meals and necessities to families and people in need.

Christmas Toy Project - December, 2022

Kim Ogle, our Personal Lines Underwriting Supervisor, volunteered with People to People Ministries for their 2022 Christmas Toy Project. People to People Ministries is an emergency assistance ministry that has been serving Wayne County since 1978. They help with groceries, personal care products, financial services, clothing and houseware items. They also serve the community throughout the year with several special projects including a back to school project, a Thanksgiving dinner box and the Christmas Toy Project.

Forget-Me-Not-Baskets - November, 2022

Jessica Steiner, our Senior Support Specialist, volunteered with Forget-Me-Not Baskets. Forget-Me-Not Baskets is based in Wooster, Ohio and partners with local hospitals and Obstetrics offices in Northeast Ohio. They provide items of comfort, peace and remembrance to families who have experienced a loss during pregnancy, birth or soon after.

Veterans of Foreign Wars - November, 2022

In early November, Wayne employees donated everyday supplies and money to the Wadsworth Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. The VFW assists local Veterans who are patients/residents at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center at Wade Park in Cleveland and the Fisher House of Greater Cleveland.

Christian Children's home of Ohio - November, 2022

Wayne Insurance Group president Tim Suppes donated meat to Christian Children’s Home of Ohio that the company purchased from local 4-H members. CCHO is a residential center that provides a safe structured environment to meet the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs of children from all across Ohio who have been abused and neglected.

Agape Ministries - September, 2022

In mid-September, Sue Swartz, our Senior Business Systems Analyst, volunteered with Agape Ministries. Agape Ministries is a non-profit charitable organization that has operated for over 40 years to provide for those in need in western Auglaize County.

Break the Cycle - August, 2022

In August, several Wayne Employees and family members participated in OneEighty’s 12th Annual Break the Cycle event, a ride or walk to fight against addiction and substance abuse. OneEighty’s addiction and substance abuse treatment services provide a comprehensive program that helps patients achieve lasting recovery.

Back to School Project - August, 2022

In late August, Wayne Insurance Group employees gathered school supplies to support the School Supply Drive for the Christian Children's Home of Ohio. This drive was hosted locally by Vaughan Insurance.

Meals with a Mission - August, 2022

Kourtney Yoder, Manager, Client & Agency Services (at right), volunteered with Wooster Rotary's Meals with a Mission Fundraiser. The benefit raised funds that will be used for student scholarships throughout Wooster and the Wayne County area.

Back to School Project - August, 2022

In early August, Esther Hershberger, Support Representative, volunteered to help People to People Ministries with their Back to School Project. The Back to School Project collects and provides local children in need with the necessary supplies for the upcoming school year.

City Mission - July, 2022

Ray Hoy, a Senior Claims Adjuster, recently volunteered his time with the City Mission in Findlay. The City Missions is an emergency shelter and life recovery program that seeks to end homelessness and hunger by providing food, shelter, discipleship, and access to essential services for men, women, and children.

Underbone Railroad - July, 2022

Our Claims Operations Assistant, Michelle, recently volunteered her time with the Underbone Railroad. The Underbone Railroad is a volunteer-based transport group dedicated to transporting dogs for non-profit rescues from overcrowded shelters and those at risk of going to a shelter.

Wooster Rotary Flag Day Project - June, 2022

Kourtney Yoder, Manager of Client & Agency Services, traveled around Wooster placing flags in the yards of those who participate in the Parade of Flags project. The Parade of Flags project, which is hosted by the local Rotary Clubs, displays the community’s patriotic pride by flying the American Flag in each participant’s yard six times throughout the year. All profits support community, national and international Rotary projects.

Cub Scout Day Camp - June, 2022

Commercial Lines Underwriter Crystal Blake volunteered to help Cub Scout Pack 73 from Smithville at the Killbuck District Day Camp in June. The scouts had their days filled with games, archery, shooting BB guns, nature exploration, and other fun activities.

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