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Blue Crew Volunteer Close-Up: Kim Carter-James

By October 21, 2016January 14th, 2021Community Volunteerism
Blue Crew Volunteer Kim Carter-James giving back to the community.

Blue Crew volunteer Kim Carter-James packing food boxes while volunteering at Share Food Program, Inc.

Meet Blue Crew Volunteer Kim Carter-James

Kim Carter-James, Business analyst
Years at Independence Blue Cross: 16

When did you become a Blue Crew volunteer?

My first Blue Crew event was the Blue Cross Broad Street Run — it was probably early on in my career with Independence. I’m guessing over ten years ago, maybe more.

What organizations and/or service projects do you support with the Blue Crew?

How do you think the Blue Crew impacts the corporate culture at Independence?

I think Blue Crew plays a big part in the corporate culture. It’s especially rewarding to see many of our corporate leaders participate. They are always thankful and pleased to see the Blue Crew [at volunteer events].

What motivates you to donate so many volunteer hours?

I enjoy lending a helping hand.

Is there a particular volunteer project or achievement you are most proud of?

With Blue Crew we are in involved in so many difference projects. But I especially enjoy Ronald McDonald House, St. John’s Hospice, and Project HOME. These three events allow you to see the difference that we are making, with the smiles and the thank-yous. That makes me proud.

When you aren’t at work or volunteering, how do you like to spend your free time?

I like to spend time with my family and enjoy cooking.

Our Independence Blue Cross (Independence) Corporate Volunteer Program — the Blue Crew — celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2016. Collectively, our Blue Crew volunteers donated more than 7,900 community service hours in 2015. In this series, we’re profiling our Blue Crew volunteers with the most individual service hours. Know an organization or a local event that could use some enthusiastic volunteers? Contact the Blue Crew.

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Mary Eileen O'Connor

My personal philosophy about health and well-being is to have simple goals and stick to them — whether it’s drinking more water, working in a few extra steps each day, or just making time to unplug. When I’m not busy writing creative content for a variety of audiences, my favorite ways to unwind include enjoying local arts and culture, reading a good book, and watching TV cooking shows.