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RECENT PROJECTS

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.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Build. Play. Live, Austin, Texas

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.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

YMCA of Austin, East Communities Branch

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.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Build. Play. Live, Waltham, Mass.

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.

September 9 & 11, 2010

An event to bring the community together, Minneapolis

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.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Changing eating habits, changing lives, Chicago

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.

June 10 & 12, 2010

How do you change a community? Build a playground, Los Angeles

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!
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