Canned Food Drives
Giving back to our communities is at the heart of American Income Life. As a tradition started by our founder Bernard Rapoport, our representatives collect canned foods when visiting clients to help working families in times of need. We also participate in local Food for Families programs to honor the legacy of our founder.
Helmets to Hardhats
We believe in jobs for vets and show our support through financial contributions to organizations like the Center for Military Recruitment, Assessment & Veteran Employment (CMRAVE).
Closer to the Heart
This program was founded to give back to the communities we visit for business meetings and conferences. Through Closer to the Heart, we partner with local charitable organizations, collect monetary donations, and, engage in hands-on volunteer activities. American Income Life’s goal is to leave the places we visit in better shape than when we arrived.
American Income Life partnered with Fidelco, an organization that breeds and trains German Shepherds to become guide dogs for visually impaired people. Our goal was to raise $45,000 to provide a guide dog to a blinded veteran. American Income Life achieved the $45,000 goal, thanks to our people who individually contributed, as well as partial matching contributions from our parent company, Torchmark Corporation. The puppy AIL sponsored is named Bernard, after AIL’s founder Bernard Rapoport.
Volunteers of America
American Income Life procured 900 backpacks and personal items to fill them for homeless veterans in the Greater New Orleans area. Our Agents, Managers, spouses, and Home Office employees assembled the backpacks as part of a Closer to the Heart project at one of our annual conventions. American Income Life also collected monetary donations from its field force to benefit the Veterans Transitional Housing Program.
At a State General Agent meeting in Dallas, Texas, Company volunteers built bicycles for children of deployed, wounded, and fallen soliders. Our CEO, Roger Smith, presented Operation Homefront with a check of more than $29,000, including bikes and partial matching from Torchmark Corporation.
Operation Sacred Trust
Executive Council members and their spouses donated more than $25,000, including partial matching funds from Torchmark Corporation, to Operation Sacred Trust. This new program was established by the Veterans Administration in 2012 to serve more than 1,000 homeless and low-income veterans in the surrounding Miami area. Council members and spouses volunteered to assemble baskets of household and personal care items.