Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) - WorkersCompensation.com announced today that it has selected Kids' Chance of America as it's designated charitable cause. Kids' Chance of America, Inc, a 501(c)3 organization with independent Kids' Chance organizations in 28 states, provides scholarship opportunities to the children of people who have been injured or killed in a workplace incident. The designation will allow WorkersCompensation.com to strongly promote the organization's cause to its wide and diverse audience. As part of the program, the website will feature a Kids' Chance landing page to provide overview information and useful links, as well as a strong branding effort across various areas of the website. Other educational efforts are also being discussed with Kids' Chance of America in this process.
Robert Wilson, President & CEO of WorkersCompensation.com, says that Kids' Chance is the obvious choice for his company and the industry to support. He says, "Kids' Chance gives opportunity and hope to families most in need, and they are helping to make sure that children of injured workers' are not denied the chance to go to college as a result of a parents injury, illness, or death. It is a great concept, and a fantastic organization."
Kids' Chance started as a grassroots effort in the state of Georgia in 1988, when Robert Clyatt, a workers' compensation attorney from Valdosta, Georgia, founded the first Kids' Chance organization there. It has since grown to 28 separate state programs, and a national organization designed to help raise awareness for the cause. It is estimated that all of these Kids' Chance organizations have collectively awarded over 2,000 educational scholarships since their inception and distributed over $5,000,000 in scholarship funds to workers' families.
Since their early beginnings in 1988, Kids' Chance has grown and evolved, and has become a diverse group of employers, insurers, labor, state government, medical care providers, and both plaintiff and defense attorneys, who are working together to make a difference in the lives of all children affected by a workplace injury by helping them achieve their educational dreams.