More than a dozen Symetra employees from the company’s Waltham office took a break from their workday last week to give back to the community — contributing 40 volunteer hours to the Waltham Boys & Girls Club as part of the sixth-annual Symetra Week of Service (July 7-11).
Working in morning and afternoon shifts on July 9, two Symetra teams assembled picnic tables for the kids to enjoy this summer.
“Giving back to the communities in which we live and work is part of the fabric of Symetra and a core value our employees have wholeheartedly embraced,” said Tom Marra, Symetra president and CEO. “This much-anticipated annual tradition gives us a chance to connect with our colleagues, join forces to help our nonprofit partners who do so much good and make a positive impact in our communities through hands-on service.”
Symetra Week of Service began in 2009 with 130 employees in the company’s Bellevue, Wash., headquarters volunteering at seven area projects. For 2014’s Week of Service, nearly 500 Symetra employees volunteered at 34 projects across the country. Since the program’s inception, Symetra employees have contributed nearly 8,300 Week of Service hours.
Symetra provides employee benefits, annuities and life insurance through a national network of benefit consultants, financial institutions, and independent agents and advisors. The company’s Waltham office is home to employees who work in the Individual Life Division.