Shelter Insurance® Holds Community Contest
Locally sponsored by Corey Leonard, Shelter Insurance

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[March 16, 2018]   Starting on March 12, Shelter Insurance® will begin accepting entries for their 5th annual "Thankful for Our Communities" essay contest. Five winners of the contest will each receive a $5,000 grant for the charity of their choice and a $100 Visa® gift card for themselves.

To win, contestants must visit Shelter to enter their essays about what makes their communities special. Essays must be between 3,000 and 6,000 characters long (that's roughly 350-1,000 words), and contestants should encourage others to vote for their essay. The essay that receives the most votes will win one of the prizes. The next nine essays with the most votes will be submitted to a panel of Shelter judges, who will choose the four remaining winners. Entries will be accepted until March 30, 2018; voting ends April 6, 2018.

Shelter has always encouraged community involvement, and this contest gives people a chance to spotlight their communities, as well as the opportunity to make a large contribution to their favorite charity.

Some of the charities that received donations in the past from the contest include:

  • Ally's House -Tecumseh, Oklahoma

  • Haysville Education Foundation - Haysville, Kansas

  • The Aubrey Rainey Fund for Biliary Atresia Research at Texas Children's Hospital - Grenada, Mississippi

  • Imagination Library of Bedford County - Shelbyville, Tennessee

  • Special Kids - Murfreesboro, Tennessee

  • Union County Happy Pack Program - Henderson, Kentucky

  • The Martha Vance Samaritan Outreach Center - West Plains, MO

Shelter Insurance® and its agents have a long history of supporting the communities they serve.

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The contest is a good opportunity to continue that tradition according to Frank Thompson, Vice President of Marketing. "This contest is always very well received and gives us the opportunity to help people point out the many positive aspects of their communities, find out what's important to the citizens of those communities, and help support those causes."

To learn more about the contest, visit thankful/  or contact your local agent Corey Leonard, 217-732-4663 at 511A Pulaski Street, Lincoln.

The Shelter Insurance Companies offer auto, home, life, farm, and business insurance services to customers in 19 states via a network of local insurance agents. Shelter is rated "A" Excellent by AM Best and Api by Standard & Poors.

[Submitted by Sandra Oney]

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