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Holmes Murphy and Variety Donate Bicycles to Kids in Need

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (October 12, 2017) – Holmes Murphy has announced its partnership with Variety – the Children’s Charity to donate 25 bicycles to children in need. The bicycles, built by Holmes Murphy employees, were distributed to children in the Cedar Rapids area through Waypoint and Witwer Children’s Therapy. The donation will help give underprivileged children the opportunity to spend quality time biking with family and friends.

“At Variety, we cherish childhood memories of bike riding and are excited for these kids to make their own memories. Every child deserves the amazing experience that comes with riding a bike,” said JJ Trotta, Eastern Iowa Director for Variety. “We thank Holmes Murphy for their generous donation in making the dream of owning a bike a reality for these kids.”

Employees at Holmes Murphy came together earlier this week to build the standard bikes by hand, sharing the bikes with the children throughout the day on Oct. 12.

“The team at Holmes Murphy is honored to have been able to bring joy to children through this contribution,” said Holmes Murphy Vice President and Market Leader Kari Cooling.

The donation came as part of Holmes Murphy’s United Way campaign that began on Oct. 9, 2017.



About Kids on the Go!

Variety’s Kids on the Go! exists to help children with physical challenges obtain confidence, freedom and independence by funding durable medical equipment for those with the greatest financial need. This includes wheelchairs, walkers, van lifts, house ramps, adaptive car seats & strollers, specially-equipped bicycles & tricycles, bath equipment, stairlifts and other items necessary to increase a child’s access to and participation in the community.

About Holmes Murphy

At Holmes Murphy, we pride ourselves on selling “thinking”, not insurance. In a nutshell, we sell the cumulative knowledge and experience that makes insurance and businesses work better. It’s a philosophy that’s worked for us since our inception more than 80 years ago. As an independent brokerage, we serve business and industry leaders across the nation in the areas of property casualty insurance, employee benefits, captive insurance, risk management and loss control. For more information on Holmes Murphy, to include specialties, locations and what makes us tick, visit You can also follow us on (@holmesmurphyins) or visit us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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