(HONOLULU – March 23, 2016) HEMIC, Hawaii’s leading workers’ compensation insurance company found they had an unusual dilemma after completing the latest installment of their award-winning “No Worries” advertising campaign – what to do with 1,800 new pairs of rubber slippers?

The new “No Worries” TV spot, which premiered this week, showcases the quandaries of a fictional slipper factory. With the wrap of the production, HEMIC found it had boxes and boxes of slippers needing a good home.

Knowing the value a simple pair of slippers holds for those in need, HEMIC sought out Helping Hands Hawai‘i, who are in the midst of their “40-Day Giving Challenge.” Helping Hands Hawaii’s Community Clearinghouse provides basic necessities, including food, clothing, furniture and basic household items, free of charge in a respectful environment for people in need.

Founded with the mission to take care of Hawaii, HEMIC serves the insurance and safety needs of local businesses and workers, but HEMIC also sees it as their kuleana to support organizations and efforts that provide meaningful care for the greater community.

“The HEMIC ‘ohana takes seriously our kuleana to support worthy causes like Helping Hands,” shared HEMIC CEO Marty Welch. “We hope that our donation of 1,800 pairs of slippers helps those in need and inspires others to donate what they can to the Helping Hands Community Clearinghouse.”

Known for its humorous take on local business, HEMIC’s “No Worries” campaign follows the premise that business owners have more to worry about than their workers’ comp insurance. The TV spot can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CaOiT7zE7k.

HEMIC Donates 1800 New Slippers

HEMIC is the State of Hawaii’s leading workers’ compensation insurance company, caring for more than 6,000 businesses and 75,000 workers across the Hawaiian Islands. Rated “A” for financial strength by A.M. Best, HEMIC is a mutual insurance company and has returned more than $25 million dollars in dividends to its policyholders over the past nine years. An expert in safety, HEMIC helps employers prevent workplace injuries as well as care for injured workers. To learn more about HEMIC, please visit www.Hemic.com.

About Helping Hands Hawai‘i
Helping Hands Hawai‘i (HHH) was founded in 1974 and connects individuals, families and organizations with essential human and material resources. Through their various programs, they provide a full continuum of care and help people overcome obstacles like homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse and language access. Their strong partnerships with local social service providers and innovative approaches strengthen Hawaii’s community by helping people to help themselves. To learn more about HHH, its programs or services, please visit www.HelpingHandsHawaii.org.