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RECENT PROJECTS

Sept. 19 & 26, Oct. 3 & 17, 2019

Supporting Mobile Pantries in Northwest North Carolina

High Point NC
Volunteers from UnitedHealthcare will celebrate a grant to provide four fresh and stable food distributions to families in need in the High Point, NC area. To accompany this gift, UnitedHealthcare volunteers will help distribute food at Emerywood Baptist Church, one of Second Harvest Food Bank’s network agencies. Approximately 200 clients will receive fresh food at each distribution. One in seven Northwest North Carolinians struggles with hunger, and Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC is a vital hub that provides food and other support resources through a network of 460+ local food assistance programs serving communities across 18 counties.

Wednesday & Thursday, Oct. 16-17, 2019

Our Seventh Stop on the 2019 Team8 Tour!

North High School, Denver, CO
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well.” employee volunteer initiative will continue the fourth annual Team8 Tour with a two-day stop at North High School in Denver, Oct. 16-17. The stop will help support the school’s efforts to be a safe haven for its students, nearly 85 percent of whom qualify for free or reduced lunch. UnitedHealthcare volunteers will build out a new fitness space, renovate coaches’ offices, and assemble and organize athletic equipment.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019

Making a Stop in Concord on the 2019 Team8 Tour!

Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well.” employee volunteer initiative continued the fourth annual Team8 Tour with a stop at the Boys and Girls Club of Cabarrus County on Oct. 10. The stop helped support the club in its effort to be a safe haven for local children and a resource for the community by providing activities and after-school programs. Team8 Tour volunteers provided this club with the tools and supplies they need to help their members live healthy lives. On Oct. 10, UnitedHealthcare volunteers built an outdoor storage shed and storage shelves, as well as assembled and organized new sports and fitness equipment. Following the renovations, volunteers hosted a multi-sport clinic for youth club members, and served a healthy meal for youth club members and staff.

Sept. 9 and Oct. 11, 2019

Supporting Houston’s Backpack Buddy Program

Houston TX
UnitedHealthcare has provided a grant to provide fresh produce distributions to kids at eight schools in the Houston, TX. These initial distributions help fill the gap between the summer nutrition program and the school nutrition program. To accompany this grant, UnitedHealthcare volunteers will help distribute food to students at two of the schools in Houston on Sept. 11 and Oct. 9. One in four southeast Texas children are at-risk of hunger, which means they don’t have consistent access to enough nutritious food. Many of these children rely on school meals to provide breakfast and lunch during the school year. During breaks, such as weekends and holidays, many of these children go home to little or no meals. The Houston Food Bank’s Backpack Buddy program works to fill that gap by providing nutritious, child-friendly food for school children to take home over the weekend.  Through the Backpack Buddy program, the Houston Food Bank, works in partnership with participating schools, school district delivery sites, and other community partners, to ensure that the food sacks are distributed to children in need.

Friday, Oct. 4, 2019

Rigamajig Grant and Service Project

Detroit Prep
As part of our ongoing effort to Build Healthier Communities and decrease obesity, "Do Good. Live Well." teamed up with KaBOOM! to give a Rigamajig to Detroit Prep. A Rigamajig is a new large-scale building kit used for hands-on free play and playful STE(A)M learning. More than 250 students at Detroit Prep will get to use the Rigamajig each year! On Friday, Oct. 4 volunteers helped paint, work on some additions to the school’s playground and other service projects. The volunteer project concluded with the unveiling of the new Rigamajig, when the kids had their first opportunity to play with it!    

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019

Our 10th Playground with the New England Patriots

Foxborough Regional Charter School
As part of our ongoing effort to Build Healthier Communities and decrease obesity and increase physical activity, "Do Good. Live Well." teamed up with the New England Patriots and KaBOOM! for our 10th consecutive playground build together and the 31st playground we’ve built with KaBOOM! since 2010! More than 200 volunteers from UnitedHealthcare and the community built an engaging and safe play space that will help enhance their student’s health and well-being. More than 2,000 children will have the opportunity to use this new playground annually!

Sept. 9, 18 &, 26, 2019

Supporting Mobile School Pantries in Utah

Six Elementary Schools in the Salt Lake City, UT area
As part of our Empowering Health commitment, UnitedHealthcare provided a grant to the Utah Food Banks to fund fresh produce distributions to students and their families at six of 29 schools served in the Salt Lake City area. This grant will help to expand access to fresh and healthy food to students in need at Douglas T Orchard Elementary, Lake Ridge Elementary, Magna Elementary, Pleasant Green Elementary, West Valley Elementary and Whittier Elementary during the 2019-20 school year. We will celebrate this grant with three opportunities for volunteers to help distribute food to students at Douglas T. Orchard Elementary on Monday, Sept. 9; Lake Ridge Elementary on Wednesday, Sept. 18; and, Magna Elementary on Thursday, Sept. 26.

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019

Visiting Richmond on Stop #5 of the Team8 Tour

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond - Petersburg Club
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well.” employee volunteer initiative continued the fourth annual Team8 Tour with a stop at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond – Petersburg Club on Sept. 25. The stop supported the club in its effort to be a safe haven for local children and a resource for the community. UnitedHealthcare volunteers revitalized the club’s park and athletic fields, landscaped, and worked alongside youth club members to create a mural in the unused tennis courts.  

September 19, 2019

Supporting Fresh Food Distributions in Duluth, MN

Duluth, MN
On Sept. 19, Volunteers from UnitedHealthcare will celebrate a grant to support 200 fresh produce distributions in the Northern Lakes area. Volunteers will distribute fresh produce in Cloquet, MN in the morning as well as sort and pack food at Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank in Duluth in the afternoon. The Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in the Northland where they rescue and redistribute over 5.8 million pounds of nutritious food, enough food for 4.7 million meals, to approximately 44,000 people in need annually.

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019

Teaching Gardens Farmer’s Market

Wilson High School
UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well.” employee volunteer initiative is partnering with the American Heart Association in Los Angeles on their Teaching Gardens: Farmer’s Market program. The program has two goals: empower youth to develop business literacy while taking pride in their hard work and increase healthy food accessibility in communities that are known food deserts. Students will research fruits and vegetables that are culturally competent to their community and will plant the appropriate seedlings, tailoring their Farmer’s Market to the community needs, therefore in-creasing access to fresh fruits and veggies most needed by their neighborhood.  
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