On April 9, volunteers from Esurance, the Golden State Warriors, and the Bay Area community teamed up to beautify San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. And if our sore muscles and dirt-encrusted fingernails were any indicator, the event was a huge success.

300+ volunteers came out to weed, plant, paint, and refresh trails throughout the park. That’s equivalent to more than 1,200 hours of work! Thirty-seven associates from Esurance gave their time as did Warriors forward Harrison Barnes, who got his hands dirty painting park benches.

An afternoon of working up a sweat in bucolic Golden Gate Park was invigorating and due to the sheer number of volunteers, we accomplished a lot. My crew helped with weeding and trail maintenance (I, personally, logged about 4 miles wheeling wood chips down the trail). Have a look!

We G.I.V.E.

The Golden Gate Park event capped off a tremendous season of volunteering with the Warriors. Through the WE G.I.V.E. program, Esurance teamed up with Warriors players, staff, and fans to Guide, Inspire, Volunteer, and Educate within the Bay Area community. During the 2013 – 2014 season, we worked with the San Francisco Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity in addition to San Francisco Recreation and Parks.

Esurance in the community

With 18 offices around the country, we think it’s important to give back to the communities where we live and work. In 2013, our associates donated nearly $110,000 to various causes, which Esurance matched dollar for dollar. Additionally, through the Esurance Grant Program, each year associates vote for local organizations to receive a donation and volunteer support from Esurance.

If you’re interested in getting involved in your community, check out VolunteerMatch to see what opportunities are available near you.

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about Jessica

During her time as senior copywriter at Esurance, Jessica wrote about everything from automotive trends to insurance tips to driving dogs (it’s a thing!). In her free time, you can find Jessica hiking with her dog (who cannot drive), devouring a good mystery, or very slowly learning Spanish.