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November Newsletter

Thanksgiving - give thanks and give to others

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 year. 
 
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.

Share 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 day.

Offer 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!

Make 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.
 
Buy early
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.
 
Leave 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.
 
Spread the load
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.
 
Take 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 — season.
 
We at Apollo wish you all the best in preparing for the upcoming holiday season.

Daylight savings ends

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.

We're Thankful

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 life. 


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 well-being.

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.

Together we wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving!

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