Quick facts about
2015 Service Day
2016 Project Highlights
  • Cradles to Crayons Over 600 volunteers sorted, inspected and packaged essential items for 32,250 children across the state
  • The Food Project Harvested 620 lbs. of produce that will be donated to My Brother’s Table Soup Kitchen
  • Esplanade Association Cleared the equivalent of thirty 39 gallon trash bags of garbage and planted over 100 flowers to make the Esplanade enjoyable for the community
  • Crossroads Painted 5 cabins, built 3 docks and 1 bridge, and cleared 3 miles of trails for 1065 youth served through Crossroads’ programs
  • Family Pantry of Cape Cod Winterized 9,000 sq. foot garden for winter and sorted 100 boxes of donated clothes
  • Community Servings Chopped over 1,500 lbs. of vegetables and packaged 598 health tailored meals for critically ill patients
On our sixth annual Service Day over 3,100 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts associates came together to volunteer in support of 55 service sites, including building-based service projects at our offices in Boston, Quincy, and Hingham. Together with our nonprofit partners we provided critical support to address community needs focused on healthy living.
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On Service Day, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts remained open for urgent access to care needs, although in a limited capacity. In order to have a greater impact on the communities we serve and give all of our associates an opportunity to volunteer, some of our service centers operated with reduced staffing. Thank you for your patience.

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        Selecting Community Partners

        Our Service Day projects are inspired and shaped by the needs of our community partners. Non-profit organizations submit a request for proposal (RFP) describing the work they would like completed. A group of Blue Cross associates, who are members of the BlueCrew Leadership Council, select which organizations we will partner with based on three primary categories: how closely their mission aligns with our healthy living focus, how well the project will accommodate a group of 60-80 volunteers, and the level of positive impact the project will have on the communities they serve. In addition to the community service project, each Service Day partner receives a $5,000 grant.

        Corporate Citizenship

        Since our founding 79 years ago, we've been committed to strengthening the communities we serve.

        We know that there are no simple solutions to the challenges of health care. This is especially true for the children and families in our most vulnerable communities, where health outcomes are tied to a complex mix of education, poverty, and the physical environment. Building on our legacy of innovation, we have evolved the approach of our Corporate Citizenship work to align with our business strategy. Our hope is to create a measurable and sustainable impact on healthy living by supporting programs and organizations that foster healthy eating, healthy, active lifestyles, and healthy environments.

        Here is a short video that demonstrates our new vision: