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RECENT PROJECTS

Wednesday, Nov. 29 & Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018

Dodger Days of Service & Play

Florence Nightingale Middle School
UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well.” employee volunteer initiative teamed up with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the 6th annual "Days of Service & Play," which impacted nearly 800 children at Florence Nightingale Middle School in Los Angeles. Through a $30,000 donation from UnitedHealthcare, the Dodgers and the Los Angeles Unified School District renovated the school’s multipurpose field last year which included leveling the field to make it safe and even, removing dead patches of grass and planting new grass. To celebrate the field renovations, on Wednesday, Nov. 28 and Thursday, Nov. 29 our energetic and enthusiastic volunteers worked to help paint, promote fitness and hosted a baseball clinic! 

Nov. 11-17, 2018

Do Good Week 2018

Do Good Week is the only week-long movement that encourages people to actively demonstrate kindness and compassion, and share positive stories using #DoGoodWeek to show there IS good in the world! What started as an effort to change the social media conversation, just for one week, has grown into a movement to inspire kindness and promote good news. Since 2016, Do Good Week has reached more than 24 million people with the hashtag #DoGoodWeek. Spread good news on social media Nov. 11-17 and follow @DoGoodLiveWell as we make special stops in New Orleans (Nov. 12), Seattle (Nov. 14), and Chicago (Nov. 16). For more information about Do Good Week, go to DoGoodWeek.org or follow @DoGoodLiveWell on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

Chicago – Do Good Week

Chicago, IL
As the weather changes and temperatures in Chicago drop, "Do Good. Live Well.," alongside surprise local Chicago celebrities, took to the city streets to warm the hearts of Chicagoans with random acts of kindness. On Friday, Nov. 16, UnitedHealthcare volunteers joined local Chicago celebrities to deliver these special random acts of kindness. Follow along on social media @DoGoodLiveWell and at DoGoodWeek.org!

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018

Seattle – Do Good Week

Mary's Place Day Center
On Wednesday, Nov. 14, UnitedHealthcare's Do Good. Live Well. volunteer initiative will spread its Do Good Week message in Seattle by joining forces with James Beard Foundation Award-winning Chef Holly Smith and Mary's Place to conduct a volunteer event benefiting homeless women, children and families in emergency situations. UnitedHealthcare volunteers will help pack 600 meals for the families who benefit from Mary's Place services and assist with serving a meal at their day center. Follow along on social media @DoGoodLiveWell and at DoGoodWeek.org!

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018

St. Paul, Minn. – Do Good Week

The Salvation Army
In advance of the Thanksgiving holiday the Minnesota Vikings teamed up to host a Thanksgiving meal giveaway at the Salvation Army. During the event players alongside volunteers from UnitedHealthcare distributed complete Thanksgiving meals to 100 families in need. At the event each family received a turkey, pumpkin pie, five pound bag of potatoes, corn, green beans, stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy. The bags of food were assembled and distributed by volunteers to families who have been pre-identified through the Salvation Army.

Monday, Nov. 12, 2018

New Orleans – Do Good Week

Southeast Louisiana Veteran's Home
In honor of Veterans Day, Do Good. Live Well., with the help of the New Orleans Saints, will visit the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Home to thank those who have served our country and conduct a volunteer event that will have a positive impact on veteran residents. UnitedHealthcare volunteers will help these very deserving veterans conduct a talent show, with the help of a special guest emcee from the New Orleans Saints! Follow along on social media @DoGoodLiveWell and at DoGoodWeek.org!

Monday, Oct. 29, 2018

Fighting hunger in Charlotte!

Lawrence Orr Elementary School
Almost one in five children in North Carolina faces hunger on a regular basis. UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well.” volunteer initiative is proud to partner with Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina to provide the students at Lawrence Orr Elementary School in Charlotte, N.C. and their families access to fresh produce at a FREE pop-up market in their own backyard! Nearly 100 percent of the school’s 700 students receive free or reduced-price lunch, making this program especially important in providing the nutrition these kids need to learn and grow. On Oct. 29 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., UnitedHealthcare volunteers will assist with set up and take down of the market, as well as helping families choose their produce and load their vehicles.  

Oct. 24-26, 2018

Twin Cities Team8 Tour

Patrick Henry High School, Northside Boxing Club, Mt. Airy Boys & Girls Club
To make an impact in our hometown, we made three special stops in Minneapolis and St. Paul on the 2018 Team8 Tour – a national campaign conducted in partnership with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation to impact young people nationwide in the areas of health and fitness. On Oct. 24-26 we made many improvements to fitness spaces at Patrick Henry High School, the Northside Boxing Club and the Boys & Girls Club of the Twin Cities – Mt. Airy Club impacting 2,080 students and activating 5,000 sq. ft. of fitness space.

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018

Bringing Creative Play to Syracuse

Seals Community Center at Kirk Park
As part of our ongoing effort to Build Healthier Communities and decrease obesity, "Do Good. Live Well." is teamed up with KaBOOM! to give an Imagination Playground to the City of Syracuse. An Imagination Playground is a mobile play system made up of big, blue blocks which come in many unique shapes and sizes and has a dual ability to provide physical play as well as STEM learning component. More than 2,100 children who are enrolled in the City’s youth programs will get to use the Imagination Playground each year! On Tuesday, Oct. 23 our volunteers helped build a Gaga pit and helped with some other service projects. The volunteer project concluded with the unveiling of the new Imagination Playground, when the kids had their first opportunity to play with it!

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018

Fighting childhood obesity in West Virginia!

Mylan Park Elementary School - Morgantown, WV
More than one in three kids (nearly 36 percent) in West Virginia are overweight or obese. Contributing to the rise in the state’s obesity and diabetes rates is the fact that many schools have little to no budget for physical education. As part of our ongoing effort to Build Healthier Communities and decrease obesity, “Do Good. Live Well” provided a grant through Kids in the Game to Mylan Park Elementary School in Morgantown, WV to implement a program called “AMPED”, a before-school walking/running program to increase physical activity for the entire school through one program. On Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., volunteers from UnitedHealthcare and Mylan Park Elementary School staff came together to kick off this new fitness program with the students.  
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