During the month of December, local offices collaborate with the state office offering Farm Bureau Cares donations to charitable organizations and families across South Carolina.
Farm Bureau Cares was started in 2015 by Executive Vice President/CEO Bill Courtney, with the support of the South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation. Courtney pledged to the local offices that the insurance company would match up to $500 in donations made by each local office to assist an individual or family in need or a local charity over the holidays. It is left up to the individual office to decide how to best put their Farm Bureau Cares donation to work in their own community.
Since its inception, nearly $100,000 has been distributed statewide through Farm Bureau Cares to charitable organizations and countless individuals. The following charities have received assistance from Farm Bureau Cares donations:
- Child Abuse Prevention Associates of Beaufort
- Connie Maxwell Children's Home
- Food for the Soul
- Hope Ministries
- Lakeview Assisted Living Facility
- Lee County Cooperative Ministries
- Sacks of Love
- Salvation Army
- Shop with Santa’s Heroes Program
- South Aiken Presbyterian Church’s Secret Santa Program
- United Christian Ministries
It is simple for local offices to participate in the holiday outreach program, so if you are interested in receiving help or know someone who needs help please speak with your local Farm Bureau Insurance agency manager.