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Give Kids the World Give Kids the World was founded 32 years ago by Henri Landwirth, who wanted to give critically ill children a place to go on vacation with their families. (Photo: P. Harman)

It’s not often that insurance carriers and vendors have the opportunity to combine their talents to make a tremendous impact for an organization, but that’s what 1,100 folks from 187 companies did before the recent Workers Compensation Institute (WCI) convention in Orlando, Fla., for Give Kids the World (GKTW).

It is a massive undertaking that involves recruiting volunteers; assigning them to specific tasks; transporting them to and from the GKTW complex; providing breakfast, water and snacks; assigning volunteer liaisons to help direct all of the volunteers; and basically ensuring that even the smallest details are covered. Doug Clark, director of client services for Sedgwick, is in charge of coordinating all of this with an outstanding team of colleagues.

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Patricia L. Harman

Patricia L. Harman is the editor-in-chief of Claims magazine, a contributing editor to PropertyCasualty360.com, and chairs the annual America's Claims Event (ACE), which focuses on providing claims professionals with cutting-edge education and networking opportunities. She covers auto, property & casualty, workers' compensation, fraud, risk and cybersecurity, and is a frequent speaker at insurance industry events. Contact her at [email protected]

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