Springfield, MA (November 19, 2020) – Liberty Mutual Insurance is the latest corporation to lend its support to Square One’s Campaign for Healthy Kids — a multi-year fund development initiative focused on the agency’s commitment to providing healthy meals, physical fitness, social-emotional wellbeing, and a healthy learning environment.
The $3,000 gift comes at a critical time as Square One recently expanded its early education program to include full-day remote learning support for children in Kindergarten through grade five, in addition to its traditional pre-school classrooms, family child care offerings, and family support services.
“The vital services the Square One team provide to the community on a daily basis have taken on a whole new level of importance during this unprecedented time,” said Liberty Mutual Insurance Contact Center Operations Associate Beth Green. “Early education is one of the most effective ways to improve a child’s long-term security and well-being and the services offered by Square One are core to Liberty Mutual’ s values of being there for people when they need us most. We are honored to help them fulfill their commitment to provide high-quality early education and a safe and healthy community for Springfield’s children.”
“Having the support of our business community is absolutely vital to our success in supporting children and families,” says Kristine Allard, Vice President of Development & Communication at Square One. “We are so grateful to Liberty Mutual for recognizing the importance of our work and the need to support us financially.”
“The past few months have greatly reinforced the demand for our programs and services,” adds Allard. “With that growing demand and the unanticipated COVID-related expenses — including providing full-day support during remote learning — we have a tremendous need to expand our donor base.”
Square One currently provides early learning services to over 500 infants, toddlers and school-age children each day; and family support services to 1,500 families each year, as they work to overcome the significant challenges in their lives.
Since 1883, Square One has been committed to ensuring that all children and families have the opportunity to succeed at school, at work, and in life by providing educational programs, family support services, health and fitness resources, and a voice in the community. Square One knows that children grow up to become better educated and more successful academically, emotionally and socially when they have high-quality early education, nurturing adults to care for them, and a safe and healthy community in which to live.