For many, Thanksgiving is a time for celebration and fun with loved
ones. But for others the day can be one of the loneliest times of the
At Apollo Insurance Services we know how precious the gift of time
can mean to someone. Here are a few ways you and your family can
share the spirit of Thanksgiving with others.
a holiday dinner with local heroes. Many
firefighters, medical specialists and law enforcement professionals
spend their holidays on the job. Bring a dinner or treats to your
local hospital, fire station or police station, and share the gift of
thanks with local heroes who protect and serve our community every
comfort to those in need. Connect with local
organizations in California that help to feed the hungry or provide
warmth and shelter for those without a home. If you’re not sure
where to start, spend just a little time researching the websites of
our local volunteer organizations like The Let it Be Foundation,
Chino Neighborhood House or Caring for the Hills. Find out how and
when you can help - and make it a family affair!
some new friends at our local retirement homes. While many
of our senior citizens are included in Thanksgiving celebrations with
family and friends, some spend the day without anyone. Call your
local retirement home and check into the volunteer opportunities they
offer for helping with crafts, special events, playing cards or just
spending time visiting.
At Apollo Insurance Services, we enjoy giving back to our community.
That’s why we make time each year to hold a Thanksgiving food drive
for Caring for the Hills, our local food bank in Chino Hills. We hope
you find time to share your time or to give to others this holiday
season - you’ll be glad you did!
Give your budget a break this Holiday season
Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is coming up fast and before you know
it, everyone will be singing Christmas carols. If you’re like many
people, you breathe a sigh of relief once the holidays are over.
Until you get your credit card statement, that is.
From buying gifts to traveling to entertaining, holiday expenses add
up quickly — it’s easy to overspend without even realizing it. But,
it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some ideas to help keep your
spending down and your spirits up.
This goes for almost everything — from gifts to airfare to hotel
rooms. Buying gifts over the course of the year means you can take
advantage of sales and avoid the last-minute frenzy. And, travel
prices often rise as the holidays near.
early (or late)
Whether you’re taking a plane, train or automobile, consider
traveling on off-peak dates. You’ll often save money doing so, and
you may save yourself some hassle, too.
Entertaining can be costly, so ask others for help. Instead of making
all the food yourself, have a potluck. And, share the burden when it
comes to gifts. Draw names for gift-giving, make a donation on behalf
of the entire family or set limits for gift buying.
a different approach
Do you send holiday cards and a letter each year? Consider emailing
your letter, posting it on Facebook or sending postcards instead.
Buying gifts online can save both time and money, too, especially if
you take advantage of free shipping and gift-wrapping options. You could
even do away with physical gifts altogether, because the best gift of
all is spending time with family and friends.
The holidays can be stressful enough, so don’t add to that stress by
overextending yourself. With a little bit of planning, and maybe a
little shift in thinking, you can have a happy — and budget-friendly
We at Apollo wish you all the best in preparing for the upcoming
Besides turning back your clocks, remember to replace the batteries
in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. These important
tasks can help keep your family safe and may save your lives in an
event of a fire or unsafe levels of carbon monoxide in your home.
The management of Apollo Insurance Services wants to thank you for
being our valued customer and turning to us to protect what's
essential in your lives. We are here for you to provide all of your
personal insurance needs throughout the many stages of your
Here are some of the other things
we are thankful for:
Ken Potter, VP, Insurance Services:I am most thankful for my family,
my friends and my faith. But I'm also very thankful to work with a
group of people who have a passion and focus to help others have
peace of mind.
Sherrie Des Georges, VP Operations: I'm thankful
to spend time enjoying life with my family, my friends and my dogs.
Joe Cohen, Buisness Development Consultant:I'm thankful
for God, my family, my health and the relationships I get to build on
a daily basis in my position at Apollo.
Jo Ann Hamilton, Sales Manager: A nice place to work.
Karen Irwin, Service Manager: I'm thankful that all of my
family is in good health.
Julia Barragan, Service Supervisor: All the
blessings in my life.
Roland Taylor,, Business Analyst: I'm thankful for
my health and sound mind (just slightly crazy) and my family's
Gail Christner, Sales & Marketing Analyst I'm most thankful
for my loving family and friends and
people who go out of their way to help others.