IBX Blue Crew Volunteers Give Back in Ways Big and Small

By December 8, 2015December 12th, 2018Community Volunteerism
Independence Blue Cross Blue Crew Volunteers at Back Pack-a-thon

Independence Blue Cross Blue Crew Volunteers at Back Pack-a-thon

One of the best things about working at Independence Blue Cross is the multitude of opportunities we have to give back to our community as volunteers. Through our Blue Crew Corporate Volunteer Program — one of the most respected volunteer programs in the Philadelphia region — associates, their families, and retirees participate in diverse service projects that support more than 70 non-profit organizations and events.

No matter what the need is or the size of the project or event, Blue Crew volunteers are ready to share their time and talents nearly every day of the week. Just a few recent examples of the Blue Crew’s work in the community include:

  • Preparing a home-cooked meal for families staying at Philadelphia’s Ronald McDonald House while their children receive treatment at area hospitals
  • Renovating seven homes to give low-income families a safe, healthy place to live as part of Rebuilding Together® Philadelphia
  • Cheering on participants at the AIDS Walk/Run Philly 5K and providing water and course support
  • Coordinating donations for The Baby Bureau to provide mothers in need with supplies to help them care for their babies

It all adds up to make our region a better place to live and work — in 2014 alone, 2,140 Blue Crew volunteers donated more than 6,498 hours of community service by supporting 81 projects, and hosted 10 collection drives.

Do you know an organization in the Philadelphia area or a local event that could use some enthusiastic volunteers? Email the Blue Crew for more information and to submit an event proposal for consideration.

 

Mary Eileen O'Connor

About 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.