Second Annual EmbraceCLE Community Challenge Garners Nearly $200,000 for Local Nonprofits

Winners Announced in Community Challenge Organized by Embrace Pet Insurance

EmbraceCLE 2021

CLEVELAND, Oct. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The winners are in! Northeast Ohio-based Embrace Pet Insurance, a consistently top-rated pet health insurance provider for dogs and cats in the United States, has announced the winners of its second annual EmbraceCLE Community Challenge, a fun community competition which challenged local organizations to raise money for their nonprofit. Nearly $200,000 will go to local charities as a result of this year's event, including $60,000 in prizes from Embrace and nearly $130,000 raised by the participating organizations.

"We call it the EmbraceCLE Community Challenge because it really is all about building and supporting our community," says Brian Macias, president, Embrace Pet Insurance. "These organizations are what make our region great. We love providing a platform to raise awareness of these amazing nonprofits and help them generate much-needed financial support." Nineteen nonprofits participated in this year's Challenge. Throughout the month of September, each participating charity was tasked with raising funds through their own page on Givebutter, with the ability to promote the page to their own social media audiences, email lists, or via any preferred marketing medium. The most successful fundraisers were named the winners, with prizes going to the top three participants in each of two categories (one category for small-to-medium sized nonprofits and one for medium-to-large sized nonprofits).

In the 'Small but Mighty' category, made up of small-to-medium sized nonprofits, the winners are:

As for 'The Big Dogs,' made up of medium-to-large charities, the winners are:

First-place winners received a $12,500 prize; second-place winners received $6,500; and third-place winners received $3,500, significantly supplementing the funds each nonprofit raised throughout the month. In addition to these donations for the winning organizations, up to $15,000 of additional prizes were up for grabs by all participating organizations during weekly bonus challenges. "Our two first-place winners alone raised nearly $30,000 each over the course of the Challenge," added Macias. "The incredible generosity of Northeast Ohioans – and the unbelievable commitment and work ethic of each of these nonprofits – really shows in the tremendous amounts raised through the Challenge. We are thrilled to support each of the organizations that participated and can't wait to see the amazing work they'll do."

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.