A History of Hard Work
For nearly 90 years, Farmers has been committed to serving the communities where our customers, agents and employees live, work and play. We work tirelessly to rebuild lives and lifestyles after disasters, improve and support education in our communities, and have dedicated ourselves to a culture of active communal engagement and volunteerism throughout the country.
Farmers Dedication to Community:
Suits for Soldiers
Farmers® was founded by two WWI Veterans – John C. Tyler and Thomas Leavey. Since our humble beginnings, Farmers has been rooted in giving back to others. This year, we invite you to join us in the 2016 Suits for Soldiers campaign to support our transitioning veterans by donating a gently used and dry cleaned suit and/or professional attire for a man or a woman. Seeing our service members return to the workforce aided by our efforts will help to improve their confidence and support to those who have sacrificed for our freedom.
Over 1 million military personnel will be making the transition from the military in the next couple of years, and we want to assist them as they transition into civilian life by providing them with proper business attire for interviews. The goal for 2016 is to collect 50,000 gently used, dry cleaned men’s and women's suits for transitioning veterans.
October 18 through November 30, 2016
Farmers Insurance is ranked in the Top 150 Military Friendly Employers in the US by Victory Media and G.I. Jobs. We support our veterans with corporate job opportunities, agency ownership opportunities, and donations to various non-profits across the nation including Team Rubicon, USOs, and others.
Support the Suits for Soldiers initiative by leveraging your existing business networks and/or utilize this as an opportunity to host an event and create great press for your agency and community. We encourage you to reach out to your network of friends, family and customers to ask them to donate a gently used and dry cleaned suit.
If you want to donate gently used men's or women's professional attire please stop by one of our participating Farmers office locations. If the Farmers office near you is not participating in the Suits for Soldiers campaign, please keep calling around for one that has opted to be part of the campaign.
At Farmers Insurance, we believe that education is the cornerstone of America. Today's young students need all the help they can get to have access to college and the careers of the future. As a company, we focus heavily on helping at-risk youth through in-classroom and after-school programs such as Thank America's Teachers, Boys & Girls Clubs, the First Tee and more.
As an insurance company, Farmers is dedicated to covering what's important to you. When disaster strikes though, Farmers is committed to going above and beyond for our customers and communities, delivering world-class response and recovery services anywhere in the country. We partner with organizations like the American Red Cross to invest in disaster relief in preparation for disasters. We've also helped in long-term disaster recovery efforts in Joplin, MO, Sea Bright, NJ, and most recently in San Marcos, TX, where homeowners have struggled to get back into their homes following disaster. We're continuously committed to disaster preparedness and education and helping to prepare communities for disaster through our Disaster Recovery Playbook.
Farmers agents and employees care about the communities in their own backyards and have been giving back to local charities for decades, supporting charities like Habitat for Humanity, FoodShare, United Way, and Salvation Army who provide needed assistance to the under-served. Together we strive to make our communities better places to live.
Our agents and employees have been volunteering in their communities since we opened our doors in 1928. Farmers Insurance co-founder, John C. Tyler, once said, "The measure of our worth is not what we have done for ourselves but what we have done for others." Whether it's volunteering at a local food drive, building homes, donating blood, or fundraising, Farmers employees one and all are actively involved in making a difference across the country.
While volunteer activity takes place year round, Farmers employees all come together during two key weeks: Farmers Cares Week when we celebrate our anniversary by showcasing that we care about our customers, our people and our communities and Global Community Week, when we partner with local charities and encourage employees find new and creative ways to make a positive impact in local communities.
Farmers Family Fund
In March, 2012, Farmers launched the Farmers Family Fund, a dedicated 501(c)(3) Foundation created to allow employees to help other employees through tax deductible donations. When a member of the Farmers Family experiences a catastrophic financial hardship, like a life-threatening illness or injury, death of a spouse or child, natural disaster, or a sudden drop in household income, the Fund can respond quickly with much needed support. In 2016, the Farmers Family Fund will surpass the $1 million mark in grants to employees in need.