Even In Pandemic McClain Insurance Supports Non-Profits In Everett

August 6, 2020

Everett Economy

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Nick Pembroke from McClain Insurance with Christina Cuenco of Cocoon House – Non Profit and Kelly Hill of PEMCO Insurance, ready to deliver a delicious dinner for the Cocoon House teens. — with El Paraiso Mexican Grill Silver Lake, Cocoon House – Non Profit and PEMCO Insurance.

Wednesday, Aug. 5, marks 10 weeks of Food for Our Future, the McClain Insurance Services initiative to help provide food for teens living at Cocoon House during the pandemic. Each week the McClain team and their partners purchase and deliver a Wednesday night dinner from a local restaurant to Cocoon House.

Under normal circumstances, Cocoon House receives homemade dinners from churches and other local groups, but COVID-19 restrictions prohibit that. In response, the McClain Insurance team came up with Food for Our Future.

“Our goal is to reduce the strain on Cocoon House’s food budget while also helping keep Everett restaurants afloat,” said Claudia McClain, president of McClain Insurance Services. “The past several months have been difficult for so many people in our community. We’re grateful for the ongoing support from our customers and wanted to pay it forward.”

When her team first developed the idea, McClain said, they reached out to some of their partners. Alpine Cleaning and Restoration, another local business, immediately stepped up to co-sponsor the effort. Along the way, other organizations have joined the cause, including Everett-based Advocate Telecom and PEMCO Insurance.

“Giving back to the community is always a focus for our team, and now that’s more important than ever,” said Kevin Kaczka, owner of Alpine Cleaning and Restoration. “We’re also glad to have the opportunity to help support Everett restaurants during these uncertain times.”

So far, the teens at Cocoon House have enjoyed a wide variety of dinners, from lasagna to burgers to bibimbap bowls, with dinners provided from:

  • Romio’s Pizza & Pasta
  • El Paraiso Mexican Grill
  • Nick’s Jr Burgers and Gyros
  • Alfy’s Pizza
  • Cactus Moon Saloon
  • Red Rock Subs
  • K Fresh

“Our local restaurants have been incredibly generous, providing us with huge platters of delicious food for the teens at Cocoon House,” said McClain. She has also used gift cards from Progressive Insurance and Safeco Insurance to purchase dessert some weeks, including from Petite Sweet Bakery and Café and the Midnight Cookie Company.

“We are so grateful to McClain Insurance Services and the growing number of community partners and restaurants who have joined the Food for Our Future project!” said Chelsea Monroe, Senior Director of Operations and Development. “This is a challenging time for our community, and even more so for the young people who depend on Cocoon House for safety and stability. Having delicious meals made especially for our young residents has been such a welcome treat for both the youth and staff, and we are proud to be a part of this incredibly supportive and generous community.”

Cocoon House has been one of McClain Insurance Services’ designated nonprofits since 2012, and the McClain team provides financial support for Cocoon House events and other programs.



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