Second Annual EmbraceCLE Community Challenge Starts Today: Nearly 20 Local Charities to Participate

Embrace Pet Insurance Announces Participants Competing for a Chance at $60,000 in Prizes

EmbraceCLE 2021

Locally-based Embrace Pet Insurance, a consistently top-rated pet health insurance provider for dogs and cats in the United States, today announces the official start of its second annual EmbraceCLE Community Challenge. This fun community competition challenges local charities to raise the most money for their nonprofit, with the most successful fundraisers earning a share of $60,000 in prizes from Embrace.

Open to all 501(c)3 organizations within the counties of Cuyahoga, Lorain, Medina, Summit, Geauga, Lake, and Portage, nineteen nonprofits joined this year’s Challenge:

  • Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Ohio

  • The Cassidy Theatre

  • Cle Dog Rescue Crew

  • Fostering Hope

  • Friends of CITY DOGS Cleveland

  • Geauga Mama Dogs and Pups

  • Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary

  • Hiram House Camp

  • Humane Society of Summit County

  • The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland

  • One of A Kind Pet Rescue

  • PetFix, Northeast Ohio

  • Providence House

  • Red Oak Camp

  • The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs

  • Seville-Guilford Firefighters Association

  • Suburban Dog Walking League

  • W.A.G.S. 4 Kids

  • Weirdo Cat Lovers of Cleveland

“Last year’s Challenge set a high standard, raising more than $200,000 for local nonprofits,” says Brian Macias, president, Embrace Pet Insurance. “We’re looking forward to raising the bar this year, with even more participants and a bigger opportunity to give back to the organizations that help make our community great. We can’t wait to get the Cleveland community engaged and help spread the word about the amazing nonprofits here in our hometown.”

Beginning today, Wednesday, September 1, participating nonprofits will begin fundraising via individual Givebutter hubs. The two nonprofits who raise the most money for their organization will each receive $12,000 from Embrace. With organizations divided into tiers by size, one prize will go to the most successful small-to-medium sized nonprofit, and one will go to the highest fundraising medium-to-large charity. Second place tier winners will receive $6,500, with two third place winners receiving $3,500. In addition to the overall fundraising prizes, participants can win up to $15,000 in a series of weekly bonus challenges.

Participants can promote the Challenge to their own social media audiences, email lists, or via any preferred marketing medium throughout the Challenge period as long as it aligns with the event rules. Fundraising for the Challenge will conclude on September 30 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST.

More details about the Challenge are available on Embrace’s website or the GiveButter page. For more information about Embrace Pet Insurance, visit or call (800) 660-3817.

About Embrace Pet Insurance

Embrace Pet Insurance, a part of NSM Insurance Group, is a top-rated pet health insurance provider for dogs and cats in the United States. Embrace offers one simple yet comprehensive accident and illness insurance plan. In addition to insurance, Embrace offers Wellness Rewards, a non-insurance, optional preventative care product that is unique to the industry. Wellness Rewards reimburses for routine veterinary visits, grooming, vaccinations, training, and much more, with no itemized limitations. Embrace is a proud member of the North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA) and continues to innovate and improve the pet insurance experience for pet parents across the country. For more information about Embrace Pet Insurance, visit or call (800) 660-3817.

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