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RECENT PROJECTS

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.  

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.

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019

Rigamajig Grant and Service Project

Kingswood Community Center
As part of our ongoing effort to Build Healthier Communities and decrease obesity, "Do Good. Live Well." is teaming up with KaBOOM! to give a Rigamajig to the Kingswood Community Center in Wilmington, DE. A Rigamajig is a new large-scale building kit used for hands-on free play and playful STE(A)M learning. Approximately 250 children who participate in the Community Center’s programming will get to use the Rigamajig each year! On Tuesday, Sept. 17 volunteers will help paint, work on wood benches and other some other service projects. The volunteer project will conclude with the unveiling of the new Rigamajig, when the kids will have their first opportunity to play with it!

Monday, Sept. 16, 2019

Supporting Youth Soccer with the NE Revolution!

BCYF Leahy/Holloran, Boston, MA
UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well.” employee volunteer initiative is proud to partner with the New England Revolution and the Boston Center for Youth and Families (BCYF) to support youth soccer in Boston! We will host a youth soccer clinic alongside New England Revolution trainers on Monday, Sept. 16 from 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Boston, MA. This free clinic will require many hands and will give these kids access to fitness right in their own neighborhood. Volunteers to help with set up and take down of the clinic, as well as assisting with the clinic itself.  

Sept. 11 & 12, 2019

The Team8 Tour Continues in Los Angeles

Gardena High School, Los Angeles County
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well.” employee volunteer initiative continued the fourth annual Team8 Tour with a two-day stop at Gardena High School in Los Angeles County, September 11-12. The stop helped support the school in its effort to be a safe haven for its students. UnitedHealthcare volunteers built out a new weight room and fitness space, made improvements to the special needs classroom, assisted in landscaping projects around the school grounds, and hosted a fitness clinic with nationally renowned trainer Chris Welsh.

Monday, Sept. 9, 2019

Supporting Youth in Memphis

Millington Elementary School, Memphis
As part of UnitedHealthcare’s Empowering Health commitment in Tennessee, we gave a charitable grant to the YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South to launch its Y on the Fly program - a mobile unit designed to deliver critical programs and services to economically disadvantaged youth. To celebrate our partnership, our employee volunteers are invited to a special Y on the Fly event where they will help staff the Y on the Fly unit at Millington Elementary School to benefit hundreds of students.

Wednesday & Thursday, Aug. 28 & 29, 2019

Food as Medicine in Chicago

Chicago Regional Food Depository
UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well.” volunteer initiative has partnered with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to fight hunger throughout Chicago and Cook County. We’re supporting the Food Depository’s Fresh Truck program with a $50,000 grant. Through a partnership with ACCESS Community Health Network and the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Fresh Trucks provide fresh produce to patients who indicate a high risk of hunger during an intake screening process. Our support will fund two monthly Fresh Truck mobile farmer’s market produce distributions for a year. We have two volunteer opportunities with the Greater Chicago Food Depository: Volunteers will assist with a Fresh Truck farmers market mobile produce distribution at ACCESS Westside and volunteers will also help sort and repack food for those in need at the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s warehouse.   

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019

Providing Fresh Produce in Syracuse!

Syracuse, NY
UnitedHealthcare's "Do Good. Live Well." employee volunteer initiative is proud to partner with the Food Bank of Central New York - Syracuse's food bank that provides more than 12 million meals to hungry families, children, and elderly every year. Through a $15,000 donation from UnitedHealthcare, the Food Bank of Central New York provided access to fresh produce at two FREE pop-up markets in areas of need in Syracuse. In Central New York, one in eight individuals is food insecure, making this program especially important in providing the nutrition our hungry neighbors need to live healthy lives. Thirty UnitedHealthcare employee volunteers gave their time at these two fresh produce pop-up markets by assisting with set up and take down, as well as helping families shop for their produce and load their vehicles.

Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019

Playground Build in Ferguson. Mo.

Emerson Family YMCA
As part of our ongoing effort to Build Healthier Communities by decreasing hunger and obesity and increasing physical activity, UnitedHealthcare teamed up with KaBOOM! to build our 30th playground together. This build took place at the Emerson Family YMCA in Ferguson, Mo. Although the YMCA prioritizes health and wellness through physical activity, the campus doesn't have a playground. Because the Y is putting so many of its resources into meeting their immediate needs, this hasn't been a priority. More than 200 volunteers from UnitedHealthcare and the community built an engaging and safe play space that will help enhance the Y's youngest members' health and well-being. Approximately 2,200 children will have the opportunity to use this new playground annually!

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

D-back Greens Harvest

Chase Field
D-back Greens are vertical urban gardens are located outside the main gates of Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. They have 180 square feet of planting space and contain herbs including basil, oregano and rosemary. The herbs harvested from D-back Greens will be used in Chase Field concessions.
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