Employee Volunteer Day Serves Local Nonprofits
More than 1,000 Tufts Health Plan employees traveled across New England to serve local nonprofits as part of our 11th Annual Volunteer Day.
It was the biggest turnout in our history as employees volunteered at dozens of nonprofits in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut.
Tufts Health Plan's mission is to improve the health and wellness of the diverse communities it serves. During Volunteer Day, employees showcase this commitment by giving back to the cities and towns where they live and work. The health plan is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
"Volunteering isn't just something we do; it's who we are," said Tom Croswell, Tufts Health Plan president and CEO. "I'm incredibly proud of our dedicated employees who are so committed to our members and our local communities each and every day."
Volunteers participated in a range of projects, including preparing meals for people with chronic illnesses, doing yard work, engaging older people in their choice of activities, sorting donated food, assembling books for people who are blind or visually impaired, setting up sites for summer camps, and more.
"Volunteer Day builds on the everyday work we do as a company to improve the health and wellness of the diverse communities we serve," said Nora Moreno Cargie, vice president of corporate citizenship for Tufts Health Plan and president of its Foundation. "We support and encourage employees to be engaged in the community to make a difference. And they do."
Tufts Health Plan employees completed nearly 2,800 service hours in just one day. That time is valued at nearly $90,000 in total hours spent in community, according to Independent Sector.