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Honoring All Who Served

Veterans Day.jpgVeteran’s Day was November 11th, so I am a little late in writing this post.  But, we didn’t want the day to go by without honoring all the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. We are forever grateful for your service and sacrifice.

Wayne Hawley Giving Grant – Don’t Miss Out!

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The Wayne Hawley Giving Grant is exclusive to H&A clients who serve the social service and nonprofit community.

 

The grant is named in loving memory of Phil Hawley’s father, Wayne Hawley, who was instrumental in the formation of Hawley & Associates, and a guiding force in making our agency the strong, dedicated and caring company it is today.

 

The grant is comprised of two individual grants in the amount of $5,000.00 each.

Click here for more information!

Deadline for applications is September 30, 2019!

Foster Parent Liability Insurance

Foster Care Abuse StatsBeing a foster parent today can be more challenging than ever, as many foster children come into the system already abused or neglected.  Allegations of abuse in the foster care system are not uncommon. In 2016, approximately 4.1 million allegations of child abuse and neglect were made to child protective service agencies.

According to the National Foster Parent Association, adoptive parents have a 1 in 8 chance of being falsely accused of abuse or neglect.  Lawsuits can be brought by the biological parent, the child, or others arising out of the foster parent/child relationship.

Every responsible foster parent should consider Foster Parent Liability Insurance, which defends foster parents from allegations of abuse. Attorney fees, defense costs and award judgments can rack up thousands of dollars, even if they are unsubstantiated.

For more information on this important coverage, please contact Hawley & Associates.

April Fool’s Day – How Did It Start Anyways?

April Fools' Day

“Everything is funny, as long as it’s happening to someone else.”– Will Rogers

April Fools’ Day (sometimes called All Fool’s Day) is one of the most widely recognized non-religious holidays in the Western world. How the custom of playing practical jokes or pranks on April 1 came about is still a bit hazy.

There are many theories out there, with one dating back to the 1500’s, when the Julian calendar was replaced by the Gregorian.  Those who forgot (or even refused) to observe the change and attempted to celebrate New Year’s (previously celebrated on the 1st of April) on the original date were teased as “April fools.”

There are no ‘official’ rules, but superstition says the joking period must end at noon on the 1st of April.  Anyone pulling a prank after this time is considered to be a ‘fool’ themselves because they don’t know the ‘rules’, or have failed to follow them.

Happy pranking!