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RECENT PROJECTS

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Phone Bank for Senior Hunger , Minneapolis, Minn.

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.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Build. Play. Live, Providence, R.I.

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.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Help Tackle Senior Hunger, Tampa, Fla.

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.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Working to put an end to senior hunger, Los Angeles, Calif.

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.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Build. Play. Live, Dallas, Texas

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.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Atlanta Revisit Project, Atlanta, Ga.

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.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Revisit Project, Chicago, Ill.

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.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Revisit Project, Waltham, Mass.

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.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Food drive to strike out senior hunger, Salem, Va.

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.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Revisit Project, Los Angeles, Calif.

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.
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