Erb and Erb Insurance Brokers Ltd. is proud to be a member of the Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph communities since 1919.
We believe in giving back to the community that made us what we are today. To learn about the wonderful organizations we support, events we’ve been involved in and what’s coming next, please read more about it below…
The Working Centre, January 2016
On behalf of the Gore Mutual Foundation, Erb and Erb Insurance Brokers President James Chmiel, is thrilled to present a cheque in the amount of $10,000.00 to Stephanie Mancini of The Working Centre. The proceeds will go toward The Working Centre’s new affordable housing project in downtown Kitchener. Click to find out more about The Working Centre and the Gore Mutual Foundation.
Enclosed in the photo from left to right are Jim Erb, Stephanie Mancini, and James Chmiel.
Lutherwood Steps for Kids, May 2015
Erb and Erb was very glad to support Lutherwood’s Steps for Kids run. This great event raised over $100,000 for children’s mental health. Below Lutherwood Executive Director Donna Buchan presents Erb and Erb’s President James Chmiel with a Certificate of Appreciation.
To find out more about this great event visit www.lutherwoodstepsforkids.ca
Kultrun World Music Festival, July 2015
Erb and Erb was a part of this great music festival, which ran from July 9 to 12, 2015 in Victoria Park. Great music, crafts and more.
Visit www.nerudaarts.ca/kultrun to see how you can get involved.
Summer Lights Festival
Erb and Erb supported the Summer Lights Festival on June 20th 2015, which from 8:00pm to 1:00am showed visitors a night of exploration and discovery in Downtown Kitchener!
To learn more or to get involved for 2016 visit summerlightsfestival.com
Night/Shift November 1, 2014
Erb and Erb was pleased to support Night/Shift 2014. NIGHT\SHIFT is downtown Kitchener’s nocturnal adventure festival of pop-up art and performance, placehacking and participatory creativity, featuring local artists, entrepreneurs, cultural organizations and community builders.
To learn more or to get involved for 2015 visit nightshiftwr.ca
Certificate of Appreciation, February 10, 2014
Here’s a picture of James Chmiel, President of Erb and Erb Insurance Brokers Ltd. receiving a certificate thanking Erb and Erb for all our support from John Colangeli of Lutherwood. For those of you who don’t know Lutherwood is a fantastic organization who strive to help children cope with mental health challenges.
To learn more about Lutherwood please visit www.lutherwood.ca.
July 26, 2013 Charity BBQ
Thank you to everyone who came out we managed to raise a lot of money to help one of our own at Erb and Erb Insurance Brokers Ltd. to join a mission to Haiti to volunteer their time building homes. This event is help raise funds to offset their travel expenses.
June 10, 2013 Ray of Hope Golf Classic
Erb and Erb has a team entered into the Ray of Hope Golf Classic. We’re helping to raise funds to for Ray of Hope to serve meals to the homeless and less fortunate. What to sponsor our team? Visit http://www.rayofhope.net/ for more information.
Thanks for helping!
May 1, 2013 – National Service Dogs – Graduation Ceremony
We were very honoured to be a part of the graduation ceremony for National Service Dogs. We raised money for a dog named Harley to go to the family of an autistic child. This is a great program and these highly trained dogs help not just the autistic child, but his/her siblings and family. For more information on National Service Dogs please visit http://www.nsd.on.ca/
December 2012 FoodBank of Waterloo Region Food Drive
Erb and Erb raised over 750 pounds of food for the FoodBank of Waterloo Region. For more information visit http://www.thefoodbank.ca/
September 21, 2011 United Way’s Day of Caring
It was an exciting day for KW & Area United Way and their Day of Caring. It was a great event down on King St. in Kitchener. This event was brought about to get people to volunteer and help those less fortunate do various jobs.
Organizations We Support
|We Support the Waterloo Wild Wolves
Novice Minor Development Hockey Team for 2011/2012!
These young boys (ages 7-8) will be fine representatives of the City of Waterloo and Waterloo Region.
Go Wild Wolves Go!
Every year for the past 16 years, Erb and Erb has run a United Way Pacesetter Workplace Campaign in our office. Having been a Pacesetter since 1997, Erb and Erb Insurance Brokers Ltd. continues to be successful in raising funds for the United Way. In 2004 and 2005, over $15,000 per year was raised for this important organization.
To date we have EXCEEDED our goal and raised $21,205 — making our staff and retiree gifts since 1995 total of $227,064. YES you read that right — well over quarter of a million dollars. We all have much to be grateful for and much to be proud of with our efforts.
In 2003, we were able to take advantage of an opportunity to participate in the United Way’s Loaned Representative Program. The Loaned Representative Program is a 14 week commitment in which an employee of a supporting business works full time for the United Way while the employee’s firm continues to cover their salary and benefits.
This year, our president, James Chmiel, will be the chairperson for the KW United Way fundraising campaign.
Casual Fridays for Donna’s Kids
Every Friday we offer our staff the opportunity to wear casual clothing to work. In order to participate, staff donate $15 over a two month period. These funds are donated to various local charities. Every four months, recipient charities change. For the May 1, 2011 to August 31, 2011 quarter our donations are going to Donna’s Kids.
100% of all money collected by Donna’s Kids goes towards helping kids, who otherwise would not be able to, play hockey.
For more information please visit www.donnaskids.ca
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
This past November, our President, James Chmiel, ran the New York City Marathon as part of Team Fox to raise funds for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
James raised $5,000 in donations and finished in 5 hours and 22 minutes, meeting Michael J. Fox at around the 23rd mile mark, there to cheer on his team.
Movember for Prostate Cancer Research
For the first time, Erb and Erb had a number of staff members participate in Movember – a global initiative to raise funds for Prostate Cancer Research – and helped to raise nearly $1500 by growing moustaches.
Habitat for Humanity
Every couple of years, Erb and Erb commits a group of people to help out in a local Habitat for Humanity build. Photos from our last build effort can be found here.
To find out more information about this charity, or to locate a build near you, click here to go to their website.