WHAT:

Employees at BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York are making the season brighter for children, families and Veterans in the community.

Employees led and funded efforts to support 15 Western New York charities and organizations this holiday season. Efforts included collecting food and gifts for adopt-a-family programs and volunteering their time on special projects, including building children’s beds and hand-making infant blankets.

Benefitting organizations include Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo; Brian Moorman PUNT Foundation; Buffalo Prenatal & Perinatal Network; Child & Family Services of Buffalo; Community Services for Every1; Food Bank of WNY; Friends of the Night People; Gerard Place; Haven House; Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center; St. Luke’s Mercy of Mission; Terrace View Long Term Care; The Service Collaborative of WNY, Inc.; Valley Community Association; and WNY Heroes, Inc.

BlueCross BlueShield employees raise also more than $80,000 annually for local charities through a variety of initiatives. These donations are separate and apart from BlueCross BlueShield’s corporate giving program, which saw investments of over $5 million in 2018 between community sponsorships and Blue Fund grants.

WHEN:

Friday, December 14, 9:30- 10a.m.

Gifts will be loaded into BlueCross BlueShield’s Healthy Zone Cruiser for delivery to Terrace View Long Term Care

WHERE:

BCBS Headquarters

257 W. Genesee Street

Free Parking in Visitors Lot

WHO:

BlueCrew Representatives

BCBS Employees

About BlueCross BlueShield of WNY

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is a division of HealthNow New York Inc., an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. Since 1936, BlueShield has helped millions of people lead healthier lives. BlueShield offers a full range of insured, self-insured, and government programs and services covering businesses, families, and individuals, as well as dental and vision plans and stop-loss coverage. As a community-based, not-for-profit health plan, BlueCross BlueShield contributes significantly to organizations that strengthen and enrich the health of our community.

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