When you think of the holidays, you might conjure up images of gifts, wrapping paper and late night, last-minute shopping. You might think of your favourite winter moments; that peppermint hot chocolate and a cozy blanket, or a snowy walk at night. You might think of family, or maybe the family you won’t see for the holidays because they live in a different province, a different country.

But if you can take care of that last minute shopping and that peppermint hot chocolate, Benson Kearley IFG can take care of reuniting you with a distanced family member(s) this holiday season. Every year from late October to mid-November, the Newmarket insurance firm runs the Home forHolidays contest where a lucky family is selected to have their family members brought home for the holidays – paid for by Benson Kearley IFG.

This year, you can enter the Home for the Holidays contest up until November 16th, 2014. All you will be required to do is to tell the Benson Kearley IFG team your story. Tell them what they mean in your life, about the circumstances and why don’t think you will see them this holiday. Your story could be inspiring, encouraging, heartfelt or sweet.

There are three ways to enter:


Submit your story online at homeforholidays.ca


Keep an eye out for Benson Kearley IFG at local hockey rinks to make a video submission


Drop off or mail your submission, marked private and confidential, to Courtney Kearley:17705 Leslie St., Suite 101, Newmarket, ON L3Y 3E3.

If you strip the holiday season down of all the festive trappings like gifts, hot chocolate, and decorative lights, the term that best captures the ambience of the season is the term giving and that’s exactly what Benson Kearley IFG plans on doing this holiday. So, what are you waiting for? Head here for your chance to bring a family member home for the holidays!

Benson Kearley IFG is well-known in the Newmarket community for developing and maintaining strong relationships in the region and giving back to the local community. Benson Kearley IFG’s core values have always included being an active part of their community and consciously making a positive impact where they work and live. Home for Holidays is a give back to the local community to help reunite a family that desperately wants to be together during the holiday season but can’t for various reasons.