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Passion with a Purpose

In January of 2017 JKJ launched our community service initiative “Passion with A Purpose”. As insurance and risk management professionals, our mission statement “Our Passion is your Protection” has become the guiding principle on how we serve our clients and protect their valued assets.

Passion with A Purpose is an extension of our mission statement. Our clients serve across business sectors and our employees become entrenched in our client’s organizations. The Passion with a Purpose initiative allows our employees to take paid time off from work to give back to our community, our client’s community or causes that they are passionate about.

In addition to our financial servitude, this program encourages time and support. Giving to others can improve and protect our mental and physical health in many ways. When we share our time and our talents, we can help solve problems, strengthen communities, connect with others and transform our own lives. The parameters of the program include partnering with co-workers and building service teams. An in-office bulletin board and social media campaigns will highlight our community involvement to inspire others to get involved in ways they may not have imagined.

Congreso de Latinos Unidos – October 2022

On October 7th, 2022, the PWP committee hosted an event at Congreso de Latinos Unidos in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and Domestic Violence Awareness month. The crew pictured below volunteered to give a much-needed fresh coat of paint to the domestic violence victims shelter located in Congreso’s North Philadelphia facility. The crew got the job done and was able to liven up the community room and common area to help make this a more welcoming environment for victims seeking help after DV trauma. Nice work team! Congreso is an organization that has a tremendous impact on both the Latino community in Philadelphia and victims of domestic violence. If you would like to know more about Congreso and ways you can contribute, please visit


Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Philadelphia, PA

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Starfinder Insurance Cup – October 2022

JKJ hosted its 5th Starfinder Insurance Cup and it was a big success – 18 Insurance Carrier Partners & Wholesalers participated, and the event raised over $26,000 for Starfinder, the largest amount to date! This year, Carriers & Wholesaler partners could choose to participate in Co-ed Soccer or Cornhole. The Champions for soccer come from our friends at Philadelphia Insurance Company, and the Champions for cornhole were a dynamic duo of our own Franchesca Sterin and Josh Arnold from CRC. Thank you to everyone to was able to attend this important event!

Starfinder Insurance Cup, Philadelphia, PA

Philabundance 9/11 National Day of Service – September 2022

The Philadelphia Eagles hosted a Meal Packing event in observance of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. Several JKJers along with some family and friends recognized those lost on 9/11 with a day of service packing meals for our local community experiencing food insecurity at Lincoln Financial Field alongside Eagles players and staff. Thanks to the hard work of over 900 volunteers, over 285,000 meals were packed for Philabundance.

Philabundance 9/11 National Day of Service, Philadelphia, PA

United Ukrainian American Relief Committee – May 2022

PWP raised $1,050 for Ukraine aid which we used to purchase goods for the United Ukrainian American Relief Committee.

The purchased items included:

  • Emergency trauma kits
  • Tourniquets
  • Baby formula
  • Baby & adult diapers
  • Advil

Additionally, employees donated:

  • Sleeping bags
  • Bed linens
  • Blankets
  • Towels
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Diapers

United Ukrainian American Relief Committee

Mercer Street Friends – June 2022

JKJ’s June 2022 Passion With A Purpose (PWP) event took place at Mercer Street Friends, in Trenton NJ. A team of JKJ in-person volunteers cleaned and beautified Mercer Street Friends’ outdoor space and playground, including cleaning playground equipment, washing windows and planting flowers! JKJ staff also assembled 90+ hygiene kits and over 100 SHUP (Send Hunger Packing) bags along with an additional donation of over 1000 lbs. of food to be delivered to the Mercer Street Friends food pantry! Thanks to our efforts these needed supplies will go to a network of over 100 local food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens and more.  A big thanks to Doug Friel for facilitating the flower donation from JKJ client The Rhoads Garden.  Another thank you to Carrie Forte Korman for facilitating a warm intro between our PWP committee and client Mercer Street Friends. Partnership is key!

Mercer Street Friends responds to the needs of the community to build alliances that will have the most meaningful impact in addressing issues of poverty. Programs offered for the community include a food bank, preschool, parenting programs and adult education and a job readiness program.

Mercer Street Friends, Trenton, NJ