Safeco Insurance® Change Agents Program Recognizes Small Steps that Make a Big Difference

Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund Awarded $2,000 Donation from Danielle Shearer of Howard Hanna Insurance Services

Howard Hanna Insurance Services announces that it has been awarded $2,000 to donate to Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund as a participant in the Safeco Insurance® Change Agents campaign. The program rewards independent agents whose volunteer efforts make a difference in their communities and recognizes that small, everyday steps can have a big local impact.

The goal of the Safeco Change Agents program is to recognize that significant change doesn’t always require huge projects or massive time commitments. Danielle Shearer of Howard Hanna Insurance Services was one of two agents nationwide who garnered the most attention on social media for their charitable efforts related to health awareness in order to receive the $2,000 donation from Safeco Insurance.

“Independent agents give back in all kinds of ways: As insurance professionals, they serve as trusted advisors to help people protect what matters most. As agency owners, many provide jobs and other benefits to the community,” said Jennifer Vickers Bodnar, Safeco Insurance Mid-Atlantic Region Territory Manager. “Safeco Change Agents recognizes the individual’s passion project to support causes and organizations that are meaningful to them.”

Throughout the year, the Safeco Change Agents program is focusing on different charity themes, encompassing community issues of food security, animal welfare, health awareness, fire safety and veterans’ services.  During each theme period, agents are asked to submit photos of their volunteer passion project with their selected community nonprofit organization focusing on the theme.

For more information about how independent agents give back and make a difference in their local communities visit

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In business since 1923, Safeco Insurance sells personal automobile, homeowners and specialty products through a network of more than 10,000 independent insurance agencies throughout the United States. Safeco is a Liberty Mutual Insurance company.

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Howard Hanna Childrens Free Care Fund

Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund was awarded a $2,000 donation from Howard Hanna Insurance Services through the Safeco Insurance Change Agents program. (L to R) – Julie Teuteberg, Account Representative Howard Hanna Insurance; Tina Hall, Account Advisor Howard Hanna Insurance; Danielle Shearer, Division Operations Manager Howard Hanna Insurance; Annie Hanna Engel, COO & President Howard Hanna Insurance and Jennifer Vickers-Bodnar, Safeco Insurance Territory Manager.