Quick facts about
2015 Service Day
2015 Project Highlights
  • Save the Harbor/Save the Bay–Removed 18 tons of weeds and trash from Carson Beach.
  • Community Servings–Chopped, peeled, and husked 2,665 pounds of produce.
  • Big Sister Association of Greater Boston–Painted 30 benches, six building signs, three playgrounds, and five dumpster walls at the Alice Taylor Development in Roxbury.
  • American Red Cross Food Pantry–Sorted and filled grocery bags for two days’ worth of food pantry distribution. 
  • Brockton VA–Wrote 1,300 thank you notes to veterans. 
  • The Food Project–Harvested 2,000 pounds of vegetables (potatoes, watermelon, broccoli, arugula, and squash).
  • Greater Boston Food Bank–Sorted 20,092 pounds of food—enough for 13,350 meals.
  • Cradles to Crayons on-site @ OED and 25 Tech–Sorted and packed arts and crafts and hats and gloves kits for 26,000 low-income children.
Building on 79 years of service, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts associates will come together on September 28 for our sixth annual Service Day: One Community. One Blue. We expect over 3,200 of our colleagues to volunteer in support of 55 service sites, including building-based service projects at our offices in Boston, Quincy, and Hingham. Together we’ll help our nonprofit partners across the Commonwealth address critical community needs focused on healthy living.
until Service Day!

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts will remain 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 will be operating with reduced staffing. We appreciate your patience, and we will resume normal business operations on Thursday, September 29.

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2016 Service Day Sites

    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: