Helping kids experiencing homelessness

Thrive Insurance is helping Positive Tomorrows provide schooling, food and housing support for children experiencing homelessness. To vote for their cause, use the social media buttons to share this story, or leave a comment below. If they reach 500 votes, the $5,000 donation they’ve already earned doubles to $10,000!

Far too many children in the United States experience homelessness, and with that, diminished access to schooling too. Positive Tomorrows, whose mission is partnering with homeless families to educate their children and create pathways to success, is addressing this issue head on.

Helping kids experiencing homelessness 2Barb Olson, of Thrive Insurance, delivers 100 stuffed toys to Precious Timmons, development associate at Positive Tomorrows, for the annual Merry Market.

A shared goal

The only elementary school in Oklahoma devoted solely to educating children experiencing homelessness, Positive Tomorrows focuses on three areas: reducing barriers, supporting families and providing a robust education.

When Thrive Insurance Founder and CEO Taylor Richardson first learned about Positive Tomorrows, he knew it was the perfect partnership for his agency. To give back to his community, Richardson had recently developed a community outreach program, called Thrive Kids, to provide meals to food insecure children. While researching the best way to achieve his goal, he came across Positive Tomorrows, which was the leading organization supporting children who are not part of a regular school lunch program in Oklahoma.

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Students at Positive Tomorrows enjoy a break from class on the playground. The work of Positive Tomorrows and their partners like Thrive Insurance, allow kids who are experiencing homelessness, the chance to be kids and learn in a positive growth environment.

“We learned just how many needs in the community were being met by Positive Tomorrows …”

 – Taylor Richardson, founder and CEO of Thrive Insurance

As Richardson notes, “We met with the Positive Tomorrows team, and we learned just how many needs in the community were being met by Positive Tomorrows – such as food, clothing, schooling, housing stability and the Merry Market at Christmas too. The partnership just made sense.”

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Cassie, Barb and Taylor of Thrive Insurance at the entrance to Positive Tomorrows.

From gift-giving to mentoring

All ten employees of Thrive Insurance lend a helping hand to Positive Tomorrows. For each policy written, Thrive Kids provides funding for a meal at Positive Tomorrows. Around the holidays, Thrive Kids sells Christmas-themed T-shirts through social media and donates 100% of the proceeds to Positive Tomorrows. The whole Thrive team supports the Merry Market event by coordinating gift donations, wrapping gifts, assisting parents with gift selection and supplying snacks.

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The Thrive team spends the day wrapping presents and assisting parents with toy selection at the annual Merry Market.

Thrive employees Karen Jackson and Barb Olson also serve as school volunteers, where they spend time with the kids and add stability, encouragement and support to the children’s lives. “The team at Thrive Insurance is truly dedicated to the children that we serve,” said Margaret Creighton, executive vice president of Positive Tomorrows. “It’s these consistent, personal relationships that really have an impact on these children’s lives.”

“The team at Thrive Insurance is truly dedicated to the children that we serve.” 

– Margaret Creighton, executive vice president of Positive Tomorrows

Dreaming big

The Thrive Insurance team looks forward to continuing to feed and mentor children through this time of uncertainty and beyond. “The impact of $10,000 on an entire family, who will have the opportunity to be on a path to success, is limitless.” said Richardson.

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Taylor Richardson, of Thrive Insurance, seated at Clayton’s Clubhouse, a custom reading nook at Positive Tomorrows.

Vote by using the social share buttons to the left or by leaving a comment below. The more votes and comments, the closer Positive Tomorrows gets to a $10,000 donation, which would provide a scholarship for one child’s entire year of education and after-school programming, and support for their family to get into and maintain housing. Visit Thrive Insurance or Positive Tomorrows to learn more.

 

 

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Barb
1 month ago

Positive Tomorrows is a wonderful organization! We love the kids!

Megan
1 month ago

Thanks to Thrive Insurance and Positive Tomorrows for all they do to help the kids! ❤️

Nancy Lyons
1 month ago

I love seeing the partnership that Thrive and Positive Tomorrows has. Great job.

Jessica Wrigley
1 month ago

You are awesome!

Karen
1 month ago

Positive Tomorrow’s makes a difference in the lives of children! Wonderful organization!

Marilyn
1 month ago

What a great service you are providing to the homeless children!

Melissa
1 month ago

Great cause!

Randi Spalvieri
1 month ago

Awesome! Love this partnership between Thrive and Positive Tomorrows!

Amy
1 month ago

Fantastic program. We all love to help out kids because they are our future.

Ryan
1 month ago

A great team supporting a great cause. Well done, Thrive!

Rebecca
1 month ago

What a wonderful cause, great job!

McKalyn Danner
1 month ago

Thank you, Thrive Insurance, for all you do for our kiddos at PT!

E R
1 month ago

Yay Positive Tomorrows and thank you to Thrive for the great work!

Beth
1 month ago

Proud of being a Thrive client. Way to go THRIVE!

Juan
1 month ago

Amazing group! Love seeing them supported!

Amy
1 month ago

Wonderful to see the support!

Dianne
1 month ago

Positive Tomorrow’s – educating children
who might slip through the cracks. They’re changing our community and our world.

Wes
1 month ago

Best of luck and great job

Jon Skelly
1 month ago

What a great organization and great work!

Margaret Creighton
1 month ago

Amazing!

M C
1 month ago

🙂

Stephanie
1 month ago

Love seeing this partnership!

Jordan Livingston
1 month ago

Thanks to Thrive Insurance and Positive Tomorrows for all they do to help the kids! 

Stacey
1 month ago

Thanks to both organizations; you’re making a significant difference in the lives of children!

Jenn
1 month ago

I love Thrive Insurance and Positive Tomorrows!

Kelly
1 month ago

This organization truly changes lives.

Amanda Martinez
1 month ago

We are so thankful for all the work you do with our organization!! It airs a village!

Chase Ruiz
1 month ago

After being recently introduced to this organization and researching, I can whole heartedly say that this is an organization you can believe in and that wants to spread positivity and kindness however they can!!!

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Michael
1 month ago

Great organization to support! Thank you!

Jim Ratchford
1 month ago

Big thanks to Positive Tomorrows, Thrive and all who support them!

Karen Brigance
1 month ago

Positive Tomorrow’s is a wonderful organization and Oklahoma is blessed to have them. Thank you Thrive Insurance for supporting such a worthy program.

Eric
1 month ago

Way to go Thrive!

Robyn
1 month ago

It’s all about the kids! So important.

Sarah
1 month ago

Amazing!

Weylin Miller
1 month ago

This is fantastic!

Chad
1 month ago

Positive Tomorrows is AWESOME!!!

J S
1 month ago

Thanks to Thrive and Positive Tomorrows for all the work they do!

Amanda
1 month ago

Great organization!

Alicia
1 month ago

This is a wonderful organization!

Reg
1 month ago

This is an awesome partnership for a great organization!!!

Sally Manlove
1 month ago

This sounds like a great partnership!

Cassie
1 month ago

I’m so encouraged by the work Positive Tomorrows is doing in our community!

Melissa
1 month ago

Thank you for supporting such a life-changing organization!

Janet Wilson
1 month ago

Positive Tomorrows is such a huge benefit to these kids!

Traci
1 month ago

Wonderful!

Carrie
1 month ago

Love this!

Bianca
1 month ago

I am for Positive Tomorrows

Aubrey
1 month ago
Sandee K Endres
1 month ago

Well done Thrive Insurance

David
1 month ago

Amazing place!

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