December 20, 2013 – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) partnered with Crittenton Women’s Union in Brighton this week to help sort through nearly 1,000 toys during their annual toy drive. Blue Cross also held its own toy drive for Crittenton leading up to the volunteer event. The toys will go to families in need around the Boston area this holiday season. Toys range from stuffed animals to fire trucks, and educational board games.
BlueCrew volunteers also volunteered at the Crittenton Women’s Union earlier this year during Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts third annual Service Day: One Community. One Blue. During the Service Day event, volunteers cleaned furniture, windows, playground equipment, along with helping with gardening, mulching, raking and painting a hallway. The volunteer event was led by Kristin Grant who recruited her own team from the Crittenton Service Day project to come back and volunteer again.
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (http://www.bluecrossma.com) is a community-focused, tax-paying, not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Boston. We are committed to working with others in a spirit of shared responsibility to make quality health care affordable. Consistent with our corporate promise to always put our 2.8 million members first, we are rated among the nation's best health plans for member satisfaction and quality. BCBSMA also has a strong commitment to the community. In 2012 alone, more than 3,000 of our associates contributed more than 26,600 volunteer service hours to nonprofit organizations across the Commonwealth, the company contributed more than $1.6 billion to the Massachusetts economy and gave nearly $6.3 million in philanthropic contributions to 560 nonprofit organizations. To learn more about BCBSMA’s Corporate Citizenship efforts, visit BlueCrew @ Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts on Facebook or our annual Corporate Citizenship Report.