Cincinnati Pillar Award Finalist
Clark-Theders Insurance Agency Inc.
www.ctia.com | (513) 779-2800
Alison Bushman says it’s tough not to cry each time the employees at Clark-Theders Insurance Agency Inc. open their hearts to her nonprofit organization Bake Me Home.
Bake Me Home uses homemade cookies to brighten the days of the less fortunate who are experiencing a tough time in their lives. The CTIA Cares Program stepped up to provide the nonprofit with baking supplies to provide cookies to families at area homeless shelters.
The Clark-Theders staff, led by CEO Rick Theders, donated the supplies at a catered lunch that was held in a room decorated to reflect Bake Me Home’s mission. They offered prayers to the people who make the charity work and wished them much success in the future.
CTIA also used Bake Me Home’s homemade cookie mix to bake cookies on their own and deliver them to people who were struggling in order to help promote the charity’s work in the community. In return, they made a generous donation to Bake Me Home.
This work all stems from the idea that Jonathan Theders, president of CTIA, had in 2006. He had a vision for a community outreach program that could make a difference in people’s lives. A voluntary committee leads the program, and employees are given 30 paid hours a year to volunteer their time to any nonprofit they want to support.
In 2012, that amounted to more than 500 hours of time given.