The SFM Foundation recently worked with the Maguire Agency to send 13 finals-week care packages to scholarship recipients.
Maguire Agency staff donated snacks, bottled water, hand sanitizer, toiletries, homemade face masks and gift cards. The agency then packaged and shipped them to first-year students as finals week approaches.
The care packages were the first outreach effort by the Foundation’s newly formed Student Engagement Committee, led by SFM Foundation Executive Director Lindsay Henningsgaard. The goal of the committee is to foster ongoing relationships between the Foundation and its scholarship recipients.
“Last year we didn’t have a chance to meet our newest scholarship recipients face-to-face like we normally do at our annual golf event since it was cancelled due to the pandemic,” said Henningsgaard. “We wanted to use this as an outreach opportunity and to let students know we are here for them.”
According to Henningsgaard, students have expressed heartfelt appreciation to both the SFM Foundation and Maguire Agency for their efforts.
“We are very appreciative to the Maguire Agency for sponsoring the care packages,” said Henningsgaard. “Between the donations and all the work to get the packages in students’ hands, we are thankful for everything Maguire Agency staff did to make this happen. It was a successful first round and we hope to do it again in the future.”
About the SFM Foundation
The SFM Foundation was created in 2008 by SFM Companies, a regional workers’ compensation insurance group headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota. SFM Foundation is dedicated to easing the burdens on families affected by workplace accidents. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded 187 scholarships totaling $2.4 million. For more information, visit sfmfoundation.com .
SFM Foundation is an affiliate of Kids’ Chance of America in Iowa and Minnesota.