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Walnut Creek, CA – September 10, 2014 – The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a nonprofit organization funded by the insurance industry, is recruiting volunteers for its annual Week of Giving event from October 11-18. The Week of Giving is an eight-day, industry-wide team and individual volunteer event during which participants, largely from the insurance industry, provide three or more hours of volunteer service to local nonprofit organizations across the country.

Currently, about 400 volunteer opportunities exist over 30 different locations across the United States. Projects cover a broad range of opportunities for service including: education, youth and children, food service and donaton, homeless populations, housing, health and disease issues, arts, women's issues, disability, elderly care, and disaster preparedness.

More than 130 agencies, 125 volunteer teams, and 1,500 volunteers have already signed up to participate in this year's Week of Giving. IICF continues to call for more volunteers to participate by signing up on their website, www.weekofgiving.iicf.org or by contacting the IICF office at (925) 280-8009.

In addition to organizing volunteer projects, IICF Week of Giving also promotes a personal giving campaign. This year, donations directly benefit Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, and the Every Day is a Reading and Writing Day program.

Every Day is a Reading and Writing Day is part of a three-year partnership between IICF and Sesame Street, established as part of the IICF's Early Literacy Initiative. The partnership was started in 2013 as a significant push by the insurance industry to strategically impact literacy development among underserved children.

Though October, individuals can make a contribution of any size online at www.weekofgiving.iicf.org. One hundred percent of donations designated to Week of Giving will go to support Sesame Workshop and the IICF Early Literacy Inititiave.

For more information about the Week of Giving, to register a volunteer team, or to make a donation, please visit www.weekofgiving.iicf.org. To learn more about Every Day is a Reading and Writing Day, please visit www.sesamestreet.org/literacy. Individuals can also contact the Foundation office at (925) 280-8009.