Quick facts about
2013 Service Day
2013 Project Highlights
  • 30,000 pounds of food were sorted and repacked with the Greater Boston Food Bank, the equivalent of 20,000 meals
  • Provided 28,000 children with hats and gloves, fleece blankets, and other essential items
  • Engaged 543 students in healthy recess activities with Playworks
  • Sorted 4,700 books for children living in poverty with Room to Grow
  • Removed 8 tons of trash from local beaches with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay
  • 100% of our community partners believed that Service Day logistics were well coordinated
  • 100% were proud to be affiliated with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts on Service Day
Building upon our more than 75-years of service, our associates will come together September 17, 2014 and volunteer their time to help communities across Massachusetts.
until Service Day!

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts will remain open although in a very limited capacity to provide support for urgent and access to care needs. In order to have a greater impact on the communities we serve and provide all Blue Cross associates with 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 18, 2014.

Service Sites

    Selecting Community Partners

    Each of our community partners submitted an application to work with us on Service Day. A team of associates selected the organizations based on how closely their proposals aligned with our four priorities of community impact. The selected applicants also demonstrated how they planned to engage 80+ volunteers in a full day of meaningful service, and how our support would positively affect the communities they serve. In addition to the community service project, these partners also receive a $5,000 grant.

    Working Within the Community

    Since our founding more than 75 years ago, we've been committed to strengthening the communities we serve. The work of our Corporate Citizenship team focuses on making a measurable and sustainable impact in four primary areas:

    Healthy Child Development

    Supporting organizations that provide children with the resources needed to grow, learn, and achieve.


    Promoting partnerships with programs that help young people become engaged learners, scholars, and leaders.

    Healthy Environments and Family Nutrition

    Creating safe neighborhoods and fostering organizations that encourage and increase community access to healthy produce, green spaces, and outdoor recreational activities.

    Sustainable Health Care System

    Supporting organizations focused on building a system that brings high-quality, affordable health care to the entire community.