Community Involvement & Giving Back
The Ten Eyck Group has been in business since 1905. We are a business built on relationships .We are a business built on relationships and trust. It is our mission to put clients first, always do right by them and never lose our sense of purpose. That purpose is to help people in need. Loss can be devastating and we take it personally. After all, it’s why we’re here. Here to help you plan, prevent and protect all that you hold dear. If the unspeakable happens, we will be there to help you pick up the pieces and rebuild your world. Let us put our talents, experience and purpose to work for you.
Winston Churchill said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” In 2023, we aim to make a difference in the communities that surround us. In 2017, we created a Referral Reward Program to collaborate with our clients to give back. For every person you refer to us that results in a quote, we will gift $10 (in recognition of you) to our charity of the quarter. For every person you refer to us, we will give $10 (in recognition of you) to our charity of the quarter.
Our staff has voted and our most popular charities for 2023 are as follows:
1st Quarter: Operation at Ease
2nd Quarter: YWCA Northeastern NY
3rd Quarter: Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region
4th Quarter: NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Together, we can make a greater impact to help those in need. Thank you for being a part of who we are and what we do!
Thank YOU to our amazing clients, friends and family who trust in our service & advice and refer others to us for their insurance needs. It is because of YOU that we raised $350 for our 2nd quarter charity, YWCA NorthEastern NY (YWCA of Schenectady). This charity dedicates themselves to empowering women & eliminating racism. Thank you for all you do to make this world a better place!
The Fisher House here in Albany is a remarkable place where families of veterans receiving care at the VA can stay free of charge to provide respite to tired families. We thought that we'd share a little bit of ourselves for a quick visit, share our appreciation for what they do and drop off donated drinks & snacks for the guests of the house. To quote a guest of the house, "Here, you are never alone. You are surrounded by love."
THANK YOU to our amazing clients, friends and family who trust in our service & advice and refer others to us for their insurance needs. It is because of you that we raised $370 to benefit our 1st quarter charity Operation At Ease Inc. This charity provides veterans with dogs that serve as companions and emotional support. Thank you to Operation at Ease for all you do!
As the first quarter comes to a close, we want to thank all individuals who brought in bottles & cans to give back. Thanks to you, we were able to gather over 1,101 bottles & cans over the last three months using Clynk redemption. We raised $55.05 to benefit this year's Change Matters recipient, The Unity House! Let's keep up the good work!l
A special thank you to Matthew Schunck, Kristen Vainauskas, Angel Lafave & Michael Wright for volunteering their time yesterday, cooking dinner for the families at the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC)! We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give - Winston Churchill
THANK YOU to our amazing clients, friends and family who trust in our service & advice and refer others to us for their insurance needs. It is because of you that we raised $210 to benefit our 4th quarter charity, Capital District YMCA Circle of Champs. This charity strives to improve the quality of life for children battling a life-threatening illness. Thank you to YMCA, Circle of Champs for all the amazing work you do. You inspire us to BE and DO better.
We were fortunate to give the gift of selflessness this holiday season as we adopted the Christmas wishes from children of the Guilderland Central School District. Thank you to the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce for promoting their Adopt-an-Angel program enabling us to bring the spirit of JOY and HOPE into the hearts of those who need it most. A heartfelt thanks to everyone at Ten Eyck who participated. Thank you for bringing your light into the holidays of others!
THANK YOU to all who participated in the collection of Thanksgiving food items for the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. We love to continue this tradition each year, as there is always someone who could use a loving, helping hand. Food always has a way of bringing people together. Together we can make a world of difference.
Our Change Matters campaign is still going strong! In the third quarter of 2022, we collected another $41.70 in bottles & cans to make our yearly total $110.10 for the Schoharie County Child Development Council Inc. Over the past 9 months, we have recycled over 220 cans and bottles! A special thanks to everyone who participated.
Thank you to our wonderful staff who donated personal items to serve the guests of the Schenectady City Mission. We are so very grateful for the services that this organization provides to the community. Their 5 L’s….Love, Learn, Listen, Lead & Lift; A perfect set of core values for the world to live by!
THANK YOU to all of our amazing clients, friends & family who trust in our services to refer us to others. Because of you, we were able to raise $210 to benefit our third quarter charity, Things of My Very Own. This organization provides crisis intervention services for children as well as clothes, hygiene products & life long skills for children to prosper into their best selves.
THANK YOU to our amazing clients, friends and family that have referred someone to us for an Insurance review and quote this past quarter. Thanks to all those mentioned, we have donated $390 to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention- Capital Region, NY. We would also like to thank the AFSP for helping us all become more aware of the signs of those struggling and to provide tools to help us, help others. It's time to banish the negative stigma around Mental Health. It's time to "Raise Your Voice."
We want to say THANK YOU to all of our amazing clients, friends and family that have referred us to someone in need of insurance! Thanks to all those mentioned, we have raised $270 for our 2022 first quarter charity of the Albany Housing Coalition. We also want to thank our very own, April and Dennis, for delivering our donation to the Executive Director, Joe Sluszka & Director of Finance, Lynn Mack. Thank you for all who participated, YOU are greatly appreciated!
In our first quarter of 2022, we have collected & recycled 659 cans and bottles for a contribution of $32.95! Our 2022 charity of choice is the Schoharie County Child Development Council Inc. The SCCDC is dedicated to serving families and individuals in all different aspects of life. They promote education and supporting services to help individuals prosper to be the best they can be. We are honored to gather different donations for such a meaningful cause. Care, share and donate #ChangeMatters
Our Change Matters campaign has come to a close for the 4th quarter of 2021. Our collection of $.05 recyclables and coin drop yielded $188.10 to benefit the Fisher House Foundation of Albany. Photographed is our Life and Health Insurance VP, Michael Wright; presenting our contribution to Manager, Michael Horning. Cheers to change and being a part of making a difference…one nickel at a time.
Giving the gift of kindness and hope this holiday season as we Adopt Angels from the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce to benefit children of the Guilderland Central School District in hopes that it lifts their spirits, brings hope to families and instills that kindness is all around; all you have to do is believe. Thank you to everyone here at TEG who took the time to brighten the holiday for strangers.
Food has a wonderful way of bringing people together. Each year, we come together to purchase & donate food to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. We are so fortunate to all those who participated in our collection. This year, we collected 695 pounds of food & provided 579 meals! May your table always be full of food, laughter and hearts overflowing with gratefulness.
As part of our referral rewards campaign, we donate $10 to the charity of our choice for every referral that results in a quote. For the last quarter of 2021, we were able to raise $230 to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. We want to send a huge thank you to all of those who trusted in us and referred someone for us to help with their Insurance Plan. Thank you for being a part of who we are and what we do. Together, we will make a difference.
The 3rd quarter has come to a close for our 2021 Referral Rewards campaign. Our charity of choice for this quarter was Better Community Neighborhoods Inc; whose mission is to promote education, prosperity and sustainability to Capital District neighborhoods. With the help of all our amazing clients, we raised $240 dollars. We want to say thank you to all our friends & family who have referred us to those in need of insurance.
Closing our Referral Rewards for the 2nd quarter and made a donation of $290 to the Unity House of Troy, Inc. Our sincerest thank YOU to our wonderful friends who referred their family, friends, colleagues and businesses to us during these past few months. YOU made this contribution possible. On behalf of everyone here, thank you for being a part of who we are and what we do. Together, we will make a difference.
We started off our 2021 Referral Rewards campaign off strong! We raised $230 for our first quarter charity of Anxiety and Depression Association of America. They are dedicated to raising awareness about the impact mental health has on everyday life. They want to provide support and solutions to the ongoing issue on mental health. This donation would not be possible without the help of our clients. Thank YOU to everyone who referred us to someone in need. .
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For the first time in our 116-year history, we have created the Ten Eyck Group Insurance Scholarship. In 2021, we made this scholarship available at the Guilderland and Voorheesville High Schools. In the photo shared, Noah Manzella is seen with Principal Michael Piscitelli at the Guilderland High School receiving his scholarship.
"The most important investment of our time is in our people and in our youth." --- Nouman Ali Khan
Just a small sampling of items collected to benefit the guests of the Schenectady City Mission. Last month, staff gathered clothing, toys, books, games and household items to donate to the mission.
Sadly, too many have been negatively affected by the pandemic. We hoped that a little sharing of ourselves and these items with could help bring some joy and comfort to those who need a helping hand.
Continuing our challenge to gather and recycle bottles and cans. This act of recycling is done to benefit our 2021 Change Matters recipient; the Fisher House Foundation. In addition to recycling, we proudly display a coin drop on our front counter (even better now that people are coming into the office), to remind folks that "If they don't like change, leave it here" to benefit this worthy cause.
We sincerely appreciate your trust and confidence when you refer us to your friends, family and business associates. In the most recent quarter, we earned 29 referrals making a donation of $290 possible to benefit the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
In addition to our recycling efforts, we save the tabs for another charity that is near and dear to our hearts; The Ronald McDonald House. It may not seem like much but every action has a reaction. Make it a positive one!
"At the end of the day, it's not about what you have or even what you've accomplished. It's about who you've lifted up, who you've made better. It is about what you have given back." – Denzel Washington
We believe that change, even just a little bit, will make a different in the lives of those who need it most. In 2020, we recycled 4,658 bottles & cans and proudly donated the proceeds of $232.90 to the Schenectady City Mission in honor of our 2020 Change Matters campaign. A huge thank you to our caring team to share and recycle for this worthy cause. Together, we strive to live the Schenectady Mission's mission of providing Help, inspiring Hope and Transforming lives.
We appreciate your referrals and believe in our slogan "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." For every person referred to us that resulted in a quote during this first quarter, we will donate $10 in recognition of you, to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. The ADAA is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to providing assistance, guidance, and treatment to those who struggle with anxiety and depression. Thank you for helping us help the ADAA and all those who need their help. You are not alone.
Promoting our Change Matters initiative encouraging staff and all our friends to donate spare change and bottle return proceeds to prove that any amount of change really does matter. We proudly announced our 2021 Change Matters recipient as the Albany Fisher House Foundation who opens their home to families of Veterans who need their help during a stressful time in their life. Help us help them in any way you can or find a cause of your own and share some hope. Our world needs it.
Simple Gestures of Giving in appreciation for their sacrifice. Simple Gestures of Giving for their care and our concern. Simple Gestures to help fill the Fisher House with a little more love and hope. We provided much-needed items to the Fisher House, keeping our veterans and those who care and support them in your thoughts, prayers and in your everyday actions. For more information, please visit U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
We hope that we made someone's day just a little bit better by reminding them of our gratitude, respect, care and concern. Lead the charge and be selfless, our world needs you.
We always appreciate the confidence that you place in us when you refer friends, family and businesses to us. We've made a promise that for every referral resulting in a quote, we would donate $10 in honor of you to our Referral Rewards recipient of the quarter. Thanks to you, we made a donation of $320 to the Capital District Humane Association for our love of animals. Thank you for being a part of who we are!
We added a little more to our shopping carts and gathered donations to benefit the guests of the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. Food has a wonderful way of bringing people together and during the pandemic, that gesture had a dual meaning. With the greatest appreciation to our staff and food pantries everywhere, we hope that your table is always full, that you are always grateful for what you have and that you always have enough to share. #bethankful
A huge thank you to our caring work family for purchasing gifts for the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce Adopt-An-Angel program to benefit students of our local school district. Life might not always be the way we want it to be but there is always #hope. Please pass it on.
Let's hear it for Change! We've collected another $14.10, and also recycled another 796 cans & bottles (adding an additional $39.80) for our Change Matters campaign to benefit the City Mission of Schenectady. That brought our year to date collection to $149.35 by recycling 1160 can/bottles. Together, #wecanbethechange
It is with great honor that we share our Caring for Community initiative to benefit the Fisher House Foundation and those they serve. Since COVID prevents us from providing them a home cooked meal, we have been purchasing items of need - paper products, soap & disinfectant wipes and individually packaged snacks or meals. A huge thank you to our work family for keeping the Fisher House in our thoughts all year long.
Help us by filing their house with even more love by dropping off items here at our office or by visiting their website. Thank you for sharing hope.
We would like to thank clients for their referrals . We sincerely appreciate their confidence in us to always do right by them, their friends and family. It is because of them that we were able to make a donation of $290 to the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Upstate New York/Vermont Chapter, and we can't thank them enough! #makeadifference
Prior to the onset of the Pandemic, we had the opportunity to prepare a full dinner to our friends at the Ronald McDonald House Charity! It's unimaginable the heartache and stress these families are under. In some small way, we hope the benefit of enjoying a home cooked meal will ease the burden, if, but for an hour or so.
In March 2020, New York State banned the use of plastic bags. We've since purchased and distributed reusable bags to help our planet and to help minimize our clients' and employees' costs of purchasing bags elsewhere.
In addition to making a monetary donation as part of our Referral Rewards campaign, we have been busy purchasing essentials and clothing for guests of the Albany Housing Coalition for Veterans Housing and Services.
We believe that change, even just a little bit, will make a difference in the lives of those who need it most. Each year, we choose a local charity to benefit by donations made through a coin drop and bottle recycling initiative. It was a campaign that started three years ago to demonstrate that Change, literally and figuratively, can make a difference. We are proud to announce that our staff has chosen the Schenectady City Mission to be the recipient for our 2020 Change Matters campaign.
The Mission's goal is to provide not only Help for today, but Hope for tomorrow. We want to help people who are in need right now by meeting basic needs like food, shelter and clothing. Providing these life essentials are at the core of who they are.
To raise awareness to their mission and ours, we have displayed a coin jar with the mission's logo on the front counter at our office at 1924 Western Avenue, Albany, New York. We created an account with Clynk at Hannaford in Guilderland for staff to return bottles whereas donations are held in account in the mission's honor. At the conclusion of 2020, the Schenectady City Mission will receive 100% of the donations made to our Change Matters campaign.
Mahatma Gandhi said "You must be the change that you wish to see in the world." We pledge to do our part and be part of that change - our world needs it. Please help our cause by sharing your "change", bottle returns and Hope for a better tomorrow for everyone.
We recently delivered our team's collected goods to the City Mission of Schenectady as part of our Change Matters campaign. We shared from the heart hoping that our actions create a ripple effect to give selflessly. During our efforts throughout the year, we try to live the Mission's goal "Provide help for today and hope for tomorrow." We at Ten Eyck Group are proud of who we are and what we do.