A meaningful commitment

Each fall, during our Week of Compassion, Asurion employees give back to the communities where we live and work. This initiative encourages volunteering at local non-profits and is part of Asurion’s Compassion Forward corporate social responsibility program.

Compassion Forward represents what is great about Asurion—our people coming together to tackle challenges as a team.

“Week of compassion is…stopping your everyday things and being intentional about taking care of what’s important to you and donating to the community,” shared Kally Calton, employee engagement specialist at Asurion

New ways to make a difference

Calton and two other Nashville-based employees, Ashley Schneider and Michelle Walzenbach, signed up for the Turnip Green Creative Reuse volunteer opportunity. Turnip Green is a local 501(c)(3) dedicated to reducing consumer waste, hosting community workshops and more.

“I did not know about Turnip Green before we volunteered with them, and so going in and getting to learn about them was really cool,” Calton said. “It was pretty unique. This was the first time I’ve seen an upcycle, or recycle, place operating in this capacity.”

Employees can easily find, learn about and sign up for new and different volunteer opportunities using Asurion’s volunteer and donation platform (Bright Funds). It provides an easy-to-navigate dashboard, showcases different volunteer options and tracks individual and team progress—making volunteering even more fun (if you’re into analytics like us).

Breaking it down

The team spent the day de-constructing binders—a surprisingly fun and stress-relieving task.

“They get an influx of binders,” said Ashley Schneider, manager, engagement at Asurion. “The binders have to be broken down. So, the vinyl is trashed. Then, the cardboard is taken out, and that gets recycled. And then, the metal clasps are separated and stored for artists to use as they please.”

By diverting materials from landfills, Turnip Green provides teachers, students and artists with much-needed supplies. “It’s like an artist’s dream place,” shared Michelle Walzenbach, senior manager, engagement and myJourney at Asurion. “You go in, and they have different media that you can use and get your creative juices flowing.”

The gift of time and togetherness

At Asurion, we are committed to making a positive impact in the lives of our employees and in the communities where we live and work.

“We’re always so busy, and there are so many new work initiatives happening. So, it is nice to have that intentional break to give back,” shared Walzenbach. “It was such an incredible experience because our culture at Asurion is all about giving back. And we can do that as a team. It feels like it’s been forever since we’ve been able to get together as a team. Last year was pretty much all virtual, so volunteering together in person, was a nice moment for us three to get together and give back.”

Working for a company that cares

“Having that permission that Compassion Forward gives to employees to say ‘hey, take some time off away from your actual business work’ is nice,” said Schneider.

“These opportunities provide a sense of belonging, a sense of community and team building. And that’s what we’re about at Asurion. All of those things,” added Calton. “This company not only cares about you as an employee to go do these things, but they care about the community. So, we’re out here taking care of the community and giving back to it. And, sure, other companies do that, but I don’t think they do it as well as we do.”

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