We believe the goal of helping people lead healthier lives begins at the local level. It's the main thrust behind our coordination of events in cities around the country. Our mission is simple: promote sustainable community involvement and well-being through volunteering. Our aim is to create cultures that thrive on taking care of each other while preventing chronic diseases.
PAST EVENTSDickson, Tenn. - Friday, May 17, 2013
Dickson County Housing Authority
Fighting Hunger in Tennessee
UnitedHealthcare and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee are teaming up to help fight hunger. Working alongside staff from Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, 50 UnitedHealthcare volunteers will help sort, package and distribute the food. People needing food assistance will receive a box of food, including perishable and nonperishable food items, fresh produce, personal care items and household cleaning products.
For the second year in a row, UnitedHealthcare has donated $100,000 to Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee. This event will celebrate the partnership which will feed more than 10,000 hungry children, families and seniors by funding 40 Mobile Pantry deliveries throughout Middle Tennessee. The activities are in support of UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well.” employee-volunteer initiative to whose mission is to prevent hunger and obesity.Los Angeles, CA - Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
Food Packing with the LA Kings
UnitedHealthcare employees and LA Kings staff and friends joined forces on Tuesday, March 26 at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. The volunteers packed more than 27,000 pounds of produce in under 2 hours. The produce, consisting of apples and carrots, was immediatley distributed to many local organizations including seven elementary schools, homeless shelters, churches, rehabilitation centers and organziations that support senior citizens.
Packing Hi-Five Kids Packs
Nearly 200 Orlando Magic players, dancers and other employees from the organization joined 100 UnitedHealthcare employees to pack Hi-Five Kids Packs for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. The athletes and employees worked together to fight hunger and help the food bank provide 13,500 Hi-Five Packs to hungry children in the tri-county area.
The Hi-Five Kids Packs Program provides nutritious meals to needy children who do not have access to school cafeterias during the weekend. Each Pack contains kid-friendly food such as cereal, shelf-stable milk and juice, fruit cups and more. Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida program partners with 23 public elementary schools in the tri-county area which have a significant percentage of student participation in free and reduced cost lunch programs to distribute the Hi-Five Kids Packs.
"Do Good. Live Well-ers" were "Freezin' for a Reason" when they plunged into the icy cold waters of Lake Calhoun on Mar. 2, 2013 in Minneapolis. This event benefitted Special Olympics Minnesota which offers over 7,000 athletes the opportunity to participate in athlete leadership and healthy athletes programs, work at the Special Olympics Minnesota state office, and best of all, train and compete in a variety of sports all year.
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
Wisconsin Feeding America Food Banks Forms State Association
Wisconsin Feeding America food banks have formed the Wisconsin Association of Feeding America Food Banks (“State Association”). This new association will support and enhance the work of the Feeding America food banks in Wisconsin with the goal of creating public/private partnerships to help end hunger in Wisconsin, raising public awareness about the issue of hunger, and identifying additional statewide food and revenue sources. The formation of the State Association has been made possible from a $100,000 donation from UnitedHealthcare.
South Bronx Health Center
Kicking Off Facility Improvement Project with Volunteer Event
The Children’s Health Fund’s South Bronx Health Center kicked off a significant facility improvement project made possible by nearly $70,000 in funding from UnitedHealthcare. The renovations will enable the Health Center to serve more people in the community and enhance the overall patient experience.
Also attending were dozens of volunteers from UnitedHealthcare who cleaned, prepped and painted the nearby Southeast Bronx Neighborhood Center, where the Health Center’s nutrition and fitness programming is held. The UnitedHealthcare volunteers transformed an area in need of repair into a bright, cheery and inviting venue for the community’s programs.
Feeding America Tampa Bay
Fighting Hunger in West Central Florida
UnitedHealthcare employees packed food boxes at Feeding America Tampa Bay. This activity is part of UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well.” employee volunteer initiative.
Burgundy Homeowners Association
Playground Build Day
Volunteers from UnitedHealthcare and Dallas residents built a new playground at the Burgundy Hmoeowners Association. The new playground’s design is based on drawings created by Dallas children who participated in a “design day” event.
Marva Y. Bannerman Park
UnitedHealthcare employees and representatives from the Trust for Public Land participated in day of landscaping and attended a ribbon cutting for the new Fitness Zone at the Marva Y. Bannerman Park. The Fitness Zone consists of several pieces of easy-to-use outdoor gym equipment which offer a new set of healthy activities, available to everyone who visits the park.
Little Nancy Creek Park
Active Living Trail
UnitedHealthcare employees and representatives from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the City of Atlanta beautified Little Nancy Creek Park and then attended a ribbon cutting for the new Active Living Trail in the park. The nearly half-mile long path features multiple fitness stations and signs which tell users how to incorporate healthy behaviors, including nutrition-based education, into their lives.
Arizonans for Children’s Phoenix Visitation Center
Playground Build Day
More than 200 volunteers from UnitedHealthcare, Arizonans for Children, and others in the Phoenix community joined forces to build a new playground at the Arizonans for Children’s Phoenix Visitation Center. The new 2,550-square-foot playground includes wobble wheel monkey bars, an inclined hanger, a 6’ arch bridge, a wave climber and a Glide Slide. The playground’s design is based on drawings by Arizona children who participated in a “design day” event in August.
Fighting to End Hunger
For the second year in a row the Minnesota Vikings, Second Harvest Heartland and UnitedHealthcare teamed up for the “Fight to End Hunger” which helped tackle senior hunger in the Twin Cities. UnitedHealthcare employees joined forces to contribute more than 800 volunteer hours in support of the distribution of 32,000 meals to our neighbors in need.
Seymour Park Community Garden
Edible Landscape Garden Project
Seymour Parks Community Garden underwent a major renovation and improvement while the park also added an innovative new Edible Landscape Garden. The garden projects were designed to provide fresh, healthy and affordable produce for the local community and to allow families from lower income neighborhoods access to the garden to learn how to grow their own food organically and inexpensively.
Sept. 30, 2012
Food Drive with the Green Bay Packers
Volunteers participated in the 26th Annual Food Drive for Paul’s Pantry, along with representatives from the Packers Women's Association, prior to the Green Bay Packers-New Orleans Saints game on Sept. 30 at Lambeau Field. Prior to kickoff, volunteers collected both non-perishable food items and cash donations.
Playground Build Day
UnitedHealthcare, the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation and organizers from KaBOOM! built a new playground for children at the Plumley Village residential community. The Worcester playground will be the eighth built by KaBOOM! and UnitedHealthcare as part of the “Do Good. Live Well.” initiative – a campaign to inspire service and volunteerism among the company’s employees.
Fighting Hunger in Virginia
Volunteers from UnitedHealthcare and the Salem Red Sox hosted a food drive July 20 - 29, at LewisGale Field. The second annual food drive is the culmination of a 13-day effort in Salem and the surrounding community to benefit Feeding America Southwest Virginia. In addition to the food drive at LewisGale Field, UnitedHealthcare employees will collect food donations at its Southwest Virginia headquarters in Roanokes. The activities are part of the company’s “Do Good. Live Well.” social responsibility initiative to prevent hunger, diabetes and obesity.
WFXR-TV News (FOX) Roanoke - Story on Food DrivesWorcester, Mass - Friday, July 20, 2012
Playground Build - Design Day
We are teaming up with KaBOOM! and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation again to build a playground at Plumley Village in Worcester, MA on September 11, 2012. The Community Builders (TCB) operate Plumley Village, which is a low-income housing housing development that serves over 700 children that need a safe place to play. We had our Design Day on July 20, 2012 that allowed the children to draw their dream playground. This picture is of the playground that we're replacing!
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
Mobile Pantry Food Distribution
"Do Good. Live Well." has donated $100,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to aid in the fight against hunger. The donation is expected to help feed more than 10,000 hungry children, families and seniors by funding 40 Mobile Pantry deliveries throughout Middle and West Tennessee. Each Mobile Pantry will be coordinated with a local community organization, such as a church, senior center or help center.
UnitedHealthcare has donated $100,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to aid in the fight against hunger.Greensboro, N.C. - Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Food Packaging Volunteer Project
Over 200 UnitedHealthcare employees packaged 60,000 nutritious meals at UnitedHealthcare’s Greensboro office to help fight hunger among older adults. The meals, fortified with protein and other nutrients, and designed to meet older adults’ unique dietary needs, will be distributed throughout North Carolina.
San Antonio Food Bank
Volunteers from UnitedHealthcare, along with members of the Randy Rogers Band, worked inside the San Antonio Food Bank warehouse, packing food boxes for seniors and families.
Minnetonka Senior Center
Senior Center Holiday Party
Volunteers from UnitedHealthcare assisted seniors celebrate the season through activities such as cookie decorating, card making, bingo and more. Holiday gift baskets were also assembled at the party and distributed to local seniors in need of something special for the holidays!
Convoy of Hope
UnitedHealthcare employees joined San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and members of the San Antonio City Council in volunteering to assist in the delivery of food boxes to seniors at various sites across San Antonio.San Antonio, Texas - December 2 & 3, 2011
San Antonio Food Bank
Volunteers from UnitedHealthcare helped sort an anticipated one million pounds of food from the “Food 4 SA” food drives.St. Paul, Minn. - Monday, November 21, 2011
Food Delivery to Seniors
Volunteers from UnitedHealthcare delivered food to hungry seniors in the Twin Cities as part of UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well.” employee volunteer initiative. Each senior received a 40-pound box of non-perishable food items, collected through a UnitedHealthcare employee food drive held earlier in November in support of Second Harvest Heartland.
Mall of America Field
The Minnesota Vikings teamed up with UnitedHealthcare to host a food and fund drive to collect non-perishable food items for hungry Minnesotans. Fans who attended the Nov. 20 Vikings-Raiders game were greeted by volunteers from UnitedHealthcare who collected food and funds at all entrances to Mall of America Field prior to the game. Food and funds collected at the game were given to Second Harvest Heartland for distribution throughout its 59-county service area.
Food Packing Volunteer Event
Minnesota Vikings players, staff and more than 150 volunteers from UnitedHealthcare teamed up to assemble food boxes for hungry seniors in the Twin Cities. The food, collected through a food and fund drive at all 14 Twin Cities UnitedHealthcare offices, was used to support Second Harvest Heartland.
49ers Food Drive
The San Francisco 49ers teamed up with UnitedHealthcare to host a food and fund drive to collect non-perishable food items for hungry residents of the Bay area. Fans who attended the Nov. 13 49ers game versus the Arizona Cardinals were greeted by volunteers from UnitedHealthcare who collected food and funds at all entrances to Candlestick Park before the game. Food and funds collected at the game were given to Sacred Heart Community Service for distribution in their service area.San Francisco, Calif. - Monday, November 7, 2011
San Francisco Food Bank
Food Packing Volunteer Event
Volunteers from UnitedHealthcare teamed up with the San Francisco 49ers rookies to sort food and assemble food boxes for those in need in the Bay area. This effort supported the San Francisco Food Bank.
Phone Bank for Senior Hunger
More than a dozen volunteers from UnitedHealthcare staffed a phone bank at WCCO Television (CBS – Minneapolis). Volunteers answered questions from callers throughout the state of Minnesota about senior hunger and referred callers to local resources designed to prevent and put an end to the scourge of senior hunger.
Dexter Training Ground
Build. Play. Live.
UnitedHealthcare, the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, KaBOOM!, the West Broadway Neighborhood Association (WBNA) and the Providence Parks + Recreation Department combined forces to build a playground. Over 200 volunteers took part in this playground build. Elements from children's drawings were incorporated into the design of this neighborhood playground.
Feeding America Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Help Tackle Senior Hunger
Tampa Bay Buccaneers players, cheerleaders and team mascot Captain Fear joined more than 100 UnitedHealthcare employees to pack food boxes at Feeding America Tampa Bay. The athletes and employees worked together to fight senior hunger and help the food bank provide 10,000 meals to hungry seniors throughout west central Florida. This activity is part of UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well.” employee volunteer initiative, and AARP Foundation’s broader “Drive to End Hunger” program.
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank & Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
Working to put an end to senior hunger.
UnitedHealthcare employees volunteered at events designed to eradicate senior hunger in southern California. As part of the “Do Good. Live Well.” volunteer initiative, employees packed food boxes at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. In addition to the volunteer projects, UnitedHealthcare offices in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas will be hosting food drives. Both of these “Do Good. Live Well.” volunteer events are in support of AARP’s Drive to End Hunger campaign, which seeks to end hunger among seniors.
Build. Play. Live.
More than 150 UnitedHealthcare employees, along with Dallas Cowboys tight ends Jason Witten, Matellus Bennett, Martin Rucker and John Phillips, Cowboys Cheerleaders and Rowdy volunteered to build a new playground at Uplift Education’s Williams Preparatory in Dallas. UnitedHealthcare volunteers worked with KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit organization that has helped build more than 2,000 playgrounds in communities throughout the country. In addition to traditional playground equipment, the new 2,600-square-foot play space includes three fitness stations.
Lou Walker Senior Center
Atlanta Revisit Project
After building a playground for elementary students in Atlanta last year, we came back to Atlanta to share the “Do Good. Live Well.” volunteer spirit with the Lou Walker Senior Center. Our volunteers built three raised produce gardens designed with seniors in mind. Other projects included constructing two planter benches and beautifying current landscaping. We invited seniors to spend the day at the center to take part in free health screens, fitness and line dancing demonstrations, Medicare information seminars, and a gospel concert to top off the day of fun.
Working to end senior hunger
In August of 2010 the “Do Good. Live Well.” team participated in a volunteer and community event in Chicago with the goal of empowering people to make a positive difference in their own personal well-being by making small changes in their everyday lives and giving back to their communities. In August 2011 we went back to the Windy City to engage volunteers from central Illinois to southeastern Wisconsin to support the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the Northern Illinois Food Bank.
Waltham Boys & Girls Club
In October 2010 the “Do Good. Live Well.” team built a brand new, 2,130-square-foot playground at the Waltham Boys & Girls Club. In 2011 we revisited the Club and to beautify the Club’s outdoor space. We created a safer outdoor oasis for the kids to play, which includes over 130 feet of fencing, new picnic tables, outdoor murals, and improved landscaping.
Salem Red Sox LewisGale Field
Food drive to strike out senior hunger.
Volunteers from UnitedHealthcare and the Salem Red Sox hosted a food drive on July 17, 2011. The food drive was the culmination of a week-long effort in Salem and the surrounding community to benefit Feeding America Southwest Virginia. UnitedHealthcare lead the activities as part of an employee volunteering initiative, and in support of AARP’s broader “Drive to End Hunger” campaign, which seeks to end hunger among seniors. According to AARP, 16 percent of Virginia residents reported not having enough money to buy food in the last year. Virginia ranks 22nd for the risk of senior hunger, with more than 5 percent of Virginia’s seniors at risk.
Resurrection Elementary School
In June 2010 “Do Good. Live Well.” volunteers built the first playground at Resurrection School in the facility’s 60-year history. In 2011 we revisited the school to build a community produce garden and plant flowers to beautify the school’s exterior. Our goal was to demonstrate the importance of volunteer engagement while teaching the students about gardening. More importantly, we gave the children and the community access to nutritious food they’ve played a part in raising.
YMCA of Austin, East Communities Branch
Build. Play. Live.
On Saturday, June 25, more than 100 "Do Good. Live Well." volunteers built a playground at the YMCA of Austin, East Communities Branch. The design of the 2,500-square-foot playground is based on drawings created by children at the YMCA. The construction of this playground is part of UnitedHealthcare’s ongoing partnership with the YMCA to raise awareness about the benefits of exercise, nutrition and other aspects of healthy living.
Westminster Care Nursing Home
Build. Play. Live
Volunteers from UnitedHealthcare and AARP came together to improve the community spaces within the Westminster Care Nursing Home in Orlando. In just a matter of hours, volunteers recreated a butterfly garden area to provide a sanctuary for residents, completed general landscaping around the facility, built benches for additional outdoor seating, and cleaned up the facility's intergenerational playground. When all the projects were completed, volunteers converged in the community room and got together with the facility's residents for an interactive arts and crafts project. This event supports UnitedHealthcare's dedication to helping older adults live healthier lives no matter where they live.
Boys and Girls Club
Build. Play. Live.
Dozens of volunteers from UnitedHealthcare, the New England Patriots and employers from across New England built a new playground at the Waltham Boys and Girls Club. Along with help from KaBOOM!, this project transformed an empty space into a safe place to play in just a few hours. The final design of the playground was determined based on drawings from children at the club. This project will provide an effective tool to fight the deficit of child's play by providing a new, modern playground.
Pillsbury United Oak Park Center
An event to bring the community together.
On September 9th and September 11th, people from all over Minneapolis helped build a healthier tomorrow for our children. With the help of KaBOOM!, UnitedHealthcare and community volunteers, they transformed the outdoor space at the Oak Park Community Center in north Minneapolis. Together, they constructed a spectacular playground and an outdoor classroom, along with a quiet reading area and a sports play area.
The goal was, and still remains, to create a healthier community, enhance local pride, and cultivate leadership. On Saturday, September 11, members of the north Minneapolis community joined together for the "Do Good. Live Well." Playground Grand Opening Celebration. The day included a host of free activities including a healthy community picnic, health screens, fitness demonstrations and activities, carnival games and prizes and CPR training. In addition, there were appearances by local dignitaries, performances by Grammy® Award-winning Sounds of Blackness, American Idol alumna Paris Bennett, Lynhurst and Voice of Culture Drum and Dance in addition to a live broadcast by KMOJ radio.
Dominick’s, 1340 South Canal Street
Changing eating habits, changing lives.
UnitedHealthcare employees and their families came together to support the company’s mission of helping people live healthier lives by hosting a FREE family event at the Canal Street Dominick’s. The “Do Good. Live Well.” event focused on the lifelong importance of health and nutrition, physical fitness and volunteerism while seeking to educate families and individuals about the benefits of making healthier lifestyle choices.
The day began at the Greater Chicago Food Depository where UnitedHealthcare employees worked at various food pantries and organized a food drive to get food to Chicagoans who need it most.
How do you change a community? Build a playground.
That’s exactly what we did in a community in East Los Angeles. Partnering with KaBOOM!, a non-profit organization, volunteers from the area, and a group of volunteers from UnitedHealth, we built the first playground at Resurrection School in 60 years, with the hope it could lift a whole community. Efforts such as these cultivate leadership, create pride, and give our children a place to grow healthy and strong. On June 10, cast members from “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’s” wolf pack Alex Meraz, Tinsel Korey and Julia Jones assisted volunteers in preparing the build site. On June 12, the playground’s completion was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony. In addition to local elected officials, we were joined by the stars of Nickelodeon’s “True Jackson” Ashley Argota and “Victorious” Daniella Monet and Leon Thomas III as our guests. Our Fun and Fit Fest provided free health screens and education, games and activities like Zumba dancing and Wii, as well as complimentary healthy snacks. A very healthy day indeed!
Venetian Hills Elementary School
When you build a playground, a community comes together.
With the help of KaBOOM! community volunteers, elected officials and UnitedHealth Group volunteers, we all built something much bigger than a playground at Venetian Hills Elementary School. People from all over came together to enhance an entire community. Taking pride in the place where our children play speaks volumes about the character of the residents who live there. Projects like these cultivate leadership, spread goodwill and create a place where children can grow up happy and healthy. Grammy® Award-winning rapper and actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges lent a hand to the build and also attended the ribbon cutting ceremony. There was even a health fair and the UnitedHealthcare Connected Care mobile clinic demonstrated its capabilities. It was a great day all of our volunteers could be proud of.
Atlanta native, and hip-hop artist Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, along with volunteers help build a community playground in just one day. United Health Care, and EIF are proud to support people who are committed making their communities healthier.
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Watch an entire day, in just a few minutes, as a community comes together to build the new Venetian Hills Elementary School playground. From start to finish you’ll see volunteers transform an empty lot into a marvelous playground where kids can have a healthy place to play.New York - Saturday, May 1, 2010
EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women
Using our feet to beat cancer.
Imagine thousands and thousands of people all pounding the pavement with one goal in mind – eradicating women’s cancers. This monumental effort would not have been possible without volunteers like you. Whether it was handing out water or working at a first aid station, volunteers came from everywhere to help out this great cause. UnitedHealthcare was proud to play many roles at this event, including an educational one. Long-term sustainable volunteering is our goal, and it’s events like this that make it all worthwhile.
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities
Volunteers Brightened the Holidays for Minnesota Families
UnitedHealthcare, the Minnesota Wild and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities helped to make the holidays more joyful for more than 20 local families. Volunteers from UnitedHealthcare and the Minnesota Wild adopted several Twin Cities families for the holiday season and provided the families with clothes, household items and gifts. After the gifts were opened players and coaches from the Minnesota Wild invited the children to play floor hockey with their mascot Nordy while they refereed.
Three Square Food Bank
Volunteers Waltz into Food Bank to Volunteer
More than 50 volunteers from UnitedHealthcare, along with ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” judge Carrie Ann Inaba, donated their time for a day of service at the Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas as part of a larger volunteer effort during AARP's national convention. The volunteers sorted and packaged food for distribution to needy residents of Southern Nevada. Three Square is the only food bank in Las Vegas and it prepares more than 8 million meals annually for underprivileged families. UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to the health and well-being of its community and members, including its senior members, which is why UnitedHealthcare is a major sponsor of the AARP’s national event in Las Vegas.
Volunteers From UnitedHealthcare Help Kick Off iParticipate Campaign
Volunteers from UnitedHealthcare, along with celebrities including Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher and Katie Couric celebrated the company’s support and sponsorship of the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s (EIF) “iParticipate” initiative. Designed to mobilize Americans to serve, the iParticipate campaign supports President Barack Obama’s national call to service. Over the coming year, UnitedHealthcare and EIF will help people find volunteer activities that contribute to their community and their own sense of purpose and well-being.