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Canonico is raising funds and collecting shoes to deliver to children in Haiti this summer.

OVIEDO, Fla. (June 6, 2017) — When John Canonico opened Brightway, Oviedo-Winter Springs five years ago, he not only committed to offering consumers in central Florida expert counsel and more choice in insurance, but also he made a point to be active in the local community and to helping others. Canonico dove in head first, dedicating time and resources to help in his local community and now is working to help children in Haiti who need shoes.  

Canonico is joining Pittsburgh Steeler Cornerback, Coty Sensabaugh, and his wife, Dominique, for their second annual #SensabaughMissionMoon June 28 – July 2. The Sensabaughs wed last summer and in lieu of a honeymoon, they helped the non-profit organization, Soles4Souls, collect and deliver nearly 17,000 pairs of shoes to people in the Dominican Republic. Touched by the experience, the Sensabaughs planned another mission to Haiti in 2017.

“The average American owns about 19 pairs of shoes, so it’s easy for us to take them for granted. But for a Haitian child, a pair of shoes can be the difference between getting an education or not,” said Canonico. “We’re raising money and collecting shoes, deflated soccer balls and other soccer equipment to deliver to the children in Haiti. Our goal is to put new shoes on at least 700 children during our upcoming mission.” 

Brightway, Oviedo-Winter Springs is collecting shoes and soccer equipment Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. through June 21. The Agency is located at 1500 Alafaya Trail, Suite 1012 in Oviedo (next to TrustCo Bank). Those wishing to make a financial contribution may do so through the fundraising website.

“We’re thrilled that John Canonico will be joining us for our second #SensabaughMissionMoon,” said Dominique Sensabaugh. “It’s because of volunteers like him that we’re able to put shoes on hundreds of children who may be walking barefoot, in tattered shoes or in shoes they’ve outgrown.”

Brightway, Oviedo-Winter Springs offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Auto, Flood, RV, Motorcycle, Boat, ATV, Life, Business and Umbrella insurance policies from more than 50 insurance carriers including Nationwide, Bankers, Progressive, Safeco and Travelers.

About Brightway Insurance
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country. With more than $460 million in annualized written premium, the company is the nation’s seventh largest privately held Personal Lines independent insurance agency. Brightway provides its Agency Owners with access to more insurance companies than any other agency, along with a comprehensive system of support that frees them up to focus on customizing policies that meet their customers’ needs.

Brightway began franchising operations in 2008 and has since grown to more than 700 people in 14 states serving customers in all 50 states. Forbes has recognized the company as America’s No. 1 Franchise to Buy. Additionally, the company was named a top franchise three years in a row by Entrepreneur magazine and one of the fastest-growing private companies in America nine consecutive years by Inc. 5000.

For more information about Brightway, Oviedo-Winter Springs, visit BrightwayInsuranceOviedo.com or call 407-706-6550. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway at BrightwayDifference.com.

About Soles4Souls
Soles4Souls disrupts the cycle of poverty by creating sustainable jobs and providing relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the organization repurposes product to supply its micro-enterprise, disaster relief and direct assistance programs. Since 2006, it has distributed more than 30 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries. A nonprofit social enterprise, Soles4Souls earns more than half of its income and commits 100% of donations to programs. Visit soles4souls.org for more information.