GEICO's Lakeland, Florida, associates fulfill wishes as part of Salvation Army Angel Tree program

GEICO's Lakeland, Fla. office associates collected gifts for the Salvation Army's Angel Tree programLAKELAND, Fla., Dec. 18, 2018 – The sun is shining a little brighter for hundreds of children in Polk County, Florida. Two hundred and twenty-five GEICO associates in the Lakeland, Florida, office took part in the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program to fulfill the holiday wishes of more than 300 children in the local central Florida community.

The partnership is part of GEICO Cares, the company's associate-lead volunteer and outreach program supporting local communities throughout the country.

Gifts including toys, clothing, and toiletries were purchased according to the tags filled out by children and their parents. Individual associates, as well as groups from different departments "adopted" the tags and selected a child, or family of children, to sponsor for the program.

Rynthia Rost, GEICO's vice president of public affairs and head of the GEICO Cares program, said, "We've seen an overwhelming response from the Lakeland associates in support of the Angel Tree program. Knowing there are children in the community who will have their holiday wishes fulfilled makes all of us here at GEICO so proud."

GEICO is the largest supporter of the Salvation Army Angel Tree in Polk County, Florida.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company), the second-largest auto insurer in the U.S., was founded in 1936 and insures more than 28 million vehicles in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. A member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, GEICO employs more than 43,000 associates countrywide. GEICO constantly strives to make lives better by protecting people against unexpected events while saving them money and providing an outstanding customer experience. Along with personal auto insurance, commercial auto and personal umbrella coverages are also available. Homeowners, renters, condo, flood, identity theft, term life, and more coverages are written through non-affiliated insurance companies and are secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Visit geico.com for a quote or to learn more.