Category Archives: Charities

Petschauer Joins The Marcum Workplace Challenge

10thAnniversaryLogoPetschauer Insurance is proud to be participating in this years’ Marcum Workplace ChallengeThe 3.5 mile run/walk is celebrating its 10th year anniversary on Tuesday, July 28th. All the proceeds from the event will go towards four amazing beneficiaries: Long Island Cares, Long Island Children’s MuseumChildren’s Medical Fund of New York, and Nassau County SPCA.

Last year, there were over 9,300 participants and 215 corporate teams involved! This will be our first year participating in the run, and are really excited to join the large community of companies that annually do the challenge.

Rumor has it that our president and vice president have high expectations of running to win a medal.  Hmmmm… you might want to come and see the fun for yourself.  Our staff is hard at work putting the final details together to set up our tent, food, games, and prizes!

You can still join the Petschauer team for the challenge, and participate in all of the activities. If you are already part of a team, come and find our tent (we will post its location as soon as we find out on our social media pages).


If you can’t make the challenge, and would like to donate to the cause, just visit the link below.


We hope to see you there! And we can’t wait to share our experience with everyone!

 – Petschauer Team

The Petschauer Corner: New York City Hemophilia Chapter

We are excited to present our newest Petschauer Corner video highlighting our client: New York City Hemophilia Chapter and their upcoming event.

Event: NYCHC Hemophilia Walk

Date: Sunday, May 31, 2015

Location: Riverside Park| 83rd & Riverside Drive, New York, NY

Time: 9:00am Registration, 10:00am Walk

Contact: 212-382-2974 

In two weeks the New York City Hemophilia Chapter will be hosting their ten-year anniversary walk in Riverside Park in New York City. The walk is a fundraiser set to bring together individuals, families, friends, neighbors and supports of the bleeding disorders community for an amazing day in the park while helping an important cause. Since their first walk ten years ago, NYCHC has been raising awareness to the bleeding disorder, as it has expanded the walk to over 33 locations across the United States, raising funds for education and research leading to better treatments and hopefully a cure.

This year’s walk is planned to be the biggest yet, and they would like to invite you to be a part of it! To register or support this worthy cause simply visit

Pets Alive Westchester’s Shoe Recycling Program

petsaliveshoessWith Ground Hog’s Day having just passed, and St. Patrick’s Day ahead, can Spring be far off? Even if Spring is not on the immediate horizon, we do have long winter days when there is nothing more satisfying then cleaning out a closet and getting rid of things we no longer use.

One of my friends has a terrific rule about buying something new and bringing it into her home. The rule is that if she brings in something new, she must dispose of something old. What a concept. Being the proud owner of the “Imelda Marcos Memorial Closet” myself, I can certainly relate! For those of you who don’t remember Imelda, she was the First Lady of the Philippines and is often cited for her extensive shoe collection said to have numbered 2,700 pairs at its height.

Won’t you please join us at Petschauer Insurance by putting your hearts and your soles into the PetsAlive shoe recycling program? As participants, we can help PetsAlive make 50 cents for every pound of shoes we collect. Please bring us your old, tired shoes (no winter boots, slippers, roller skates, ice skates or shoes with holes and mold) for recycling. This is truly a great fundraiser and one that is bound to help all its participants: PetsAlive, the recipients of the shoes and of course, us, the donors. With just 25 filled boxes at our office, we can plan to raise $500 for PetsAlive and assist them in continuing the great work they do for our animal friends. Pet’s Alive suggests that we kick up our heels and get in the act. We say put your heart and soles to work and help us make this drive a huge success.

Please spread the word to your friends, relatives, neighbors, co-workers, and all the people you meet in the course of going about your daily activities. Everyone has shoes in their closet that they can’t, don’t or won’t wear any longer for one reason or another. Now we have provided you with the impetus to get rid of these items and put them to good use. You can recycle, save the planet, help those less fortunate and make money for PetsAlive all at the same time. While you are at it, don’t forget about gym lockers and your children’s lockers at the end of the school year. Our goal is to fill as many boxes as we can. Even cleats are acceptable, so don’t skip the garage and the sports equipment closet.

By the way, there is a bit of a twist to this fundraiser. If you put a note in the shoe, you can actually trace the path taken by your shoes to meet their new feet. Who knows, maybe you will find a Sole Mate in the process!

– Karen Skoler, CPCU