Westlake Risk & Insurance Services, Inc.
Granted Christmas Wishes for Head Start Students
The Agency adopted one of Children Development Resources’
Head Start preschools in Thousand Oaks
(Westlake Village, CA) January 13, 2016 – Christmas wishes came true for the students enrolled in the Child Development Resources (CDR) Head Start Preschool in Thousand Oaks thanks to Westlake Risk & Insurance Services, Inc. For the second year in a row the agency adopted the school as part of its annual Santa Project. “We strive to be advocates for children in need and our agency is always searching for opportunities to support them,” said Peter Winter, President-Employee Benefits for Westlake Risk & Insurance Services, Inc.
Westlake Risk reached out to clients, family and friends asking for contributions; and this year the agency matched all contributions given. Staff members delivered 36 shopping bags filled to the brim with personalized gifts of clothing and toys to the preschool a week prior to Christmas. One of the teachers noticed a Minion blanket in the packages and asked if it was for a particular boy, which was confirmed. This young boy had mentioned how much he wanted a Minion blanket for a very long time; it turns out the young boy was from a single parent home and his singe dad was unemployed. “Thanks to the overwhelming support we received for our Santa Project from clients and others, we were able to give this young boy a gift he really wanted,” said Winter.
Westlake Risk is committed to giving back to the community. Staff members volunteer for non-profit organizations, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Rotary Club, Soaring Spirits International, Child Development Resources and Casa Pacifica. In addition, the agency holds holiday food drives for the Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank.
About Westlake Risk & Insurance Services, Inc.
Westlake Risk & Insurance Services, Inc. is part of one of the largest independent insurance agencies in the country. The agency is an affiliate of the United Agencies group; which gives them an edge over most other agencies. Westlake Risk has full access to all insurance markets and can write policies in every major category, and in all states. There are two principal partners, Steve Stanfield and Peter Winter, who provide the day to day guidance for the agency. Headquartered in Westlake Village, California, Westlake Risk will celebrate its seven year anniversary in November 2016.
For more information about Westlake Risk & Insurance Services, Inc. visit the website at www.westlakerisk.com or call 805-413-0250.