Corporate Citizenship: It's who we are

Highlights from programs and initiatives supporting community organizations.

Point32Health Walk to End Alzheimer's Team
Supporting people experiencing economic uncertainty

Wish Drive

Point32Health's Wish Drive helped spread holiday cheer to people experiencing economic uncertainty in New England. During the two-week virtual drive, Point32Health colleagues donated more than $12,000 in gifts and essentials, such as toys and cold-weather clothing. Donations will be distributed to community by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Connecticut, Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine, CASA Project in Worcester, Mass., New England Center and Home for Veterans in Boston, Mass., Webster House in Manchester, N.H., and the YMCA of Pawtucket, R.I. 

 

Together, we can end Alzheimer's

Walk to End Alzheimer's

More than 430 colleagues, friends and family members exceeded our engagement and fundraising goals as part of Point32Health's Walk to End Alzheimer's team.  With a match from the Foundation, this year’s total contribution to support critical Alzheimer's Association's programs, advocacy and research tops $200,000. Since 2012, our teams have raised more than $1.6 million to support the Alzheimer’s Association’s work.

For the 300,000 people living with Alzheimer’s and the 570,000 unpaid caregivers in Conn., Maine, Mass., N.H. and R.I., every dollar raised and every champion of the cause provides hope and takes us one step closer toward a world without the disease. Together, we can end Alzheimer's.

Point32Health Walk to End Alzheimer's Team
Point32Health Mini-Golf Tournament graphic
Stepping up to the tee to #ENDALZ

Mini-Golf Tournament to Support the Alzheimer's Association

More than 200 colleagues “teed off” during Point32Health's mini-golf tournament in our Canton office, a new event organized to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association’s programs, services and research. Donations from colleagues supported Point32Health's Walk to End Alzheimer's team.
 
Colleagues competed in teams of up to five, attempting to complete the 10-hole course in as few strokes as possible. Prizes were awarded for lowest average score and best team spirit. 

Contributing the tools to support educational success

Back-to-School Drive

Being prepared for school is essential for students’ academic success. Yet not all those heading  to school have access to the same supplies. From July 25 - August 5, Point32Health colleagues participated virtually in our annual Back-to-School Drive, donating more than $15,700 in school supplies, including backpacks, pencils, pens, crayons, glue sticks, highlighters, notebooks, calculators, rulers, erasers and more. These supplies are distributed in each of the five state we serve through nonprofit organizations serving diverse communities: Boys and Girls Club of HartfordBangor Region YMCACanton Alliance for Public Education (CAPE), Friendly HouseGirls at Work and Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education (RISE).

Point32Health Back to School Drive graphic
Logos of community organizations
#TogetherInCommunity

Point32Health's second annual Volunteer Week

In June, 1,250 Point32Health colleagues came #TogetherInCommunity to support nonprofit organizations that have stepped up in extraordinary ways over the past two years. Colleagues pulled on their purple t-shirts and participated in 57 different virtual and in-person projects  with 49 different nonprofit organizations across the five states we serve. Projects included preparing medically tailored meals for Boston residents; cleaning up hiking trails in Portland, Maine; beautifying the Providence, R.I. coastline; sorting and packaging food kits for families in Conn.; and building raised garden beds in Manchester, N.H., all with the purpose of advancing healthier lives for everyone in the communities we serve. 

Taking steps to support mental health awareness

NAMIWalks Your Way Massachusetts

More than 60 Point32Health colleagues, friends and family members teamed up to build awareness and raise funds for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) during Mental Health Awareness Month. The Point32Health team, along with a match from the Foundation, raised more than $14,000 to support NAMI. Colleagues walked in-person at Artesani Park on May 21 and also participated in their own way virtually.

If you or someone you know is in need of mental health support, visit NAMI's resource library or call the NAMI HelpLine, 1-800-950-NAMI (6264).  

Point32Health NAMIWalks Your Way Team at Artesani Park
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Addressing Food Insecurity

Virtual Food Drive

Colleagues supported organizations addressing food insecurity in New England during our virtual food drive by donating more than $8,000 in food, diapers, toiletries and other essentials. These items will be distributed to people experiencing food insecurity by Connecticut Foodshare, Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program in Maine, Canton Food Pantry, Worcester County Food Bank, New Hampshire Food Bank and Rhode Island Community Food Bank.

Mobilizing in Times of Crisis

Supporting Ukraine

More than 200 Point32Health colleagues donated more than $36,000 to organizations offering support to the people of Ukraine. Donations made to eligible organizations qualified for a Foundation match, doubling their impact. With the Foundation match, more than $72,000 will go to nonprofits responding to the crisis in Ukraine.
 

Ukrainian Flag
GIVING THE GIFT OF HOPE

Hope Reads

More than 40 colleagues delivered a boost of joy to children experiencing homelessness or an extended hospital stay through the Message of Hope Foundation’s Hope Reads program. Point32Health volunteers recorded themselves reading their favorite children’s books. The Message of Hope Foundation posted the recordings to their virtual library, that is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year free of charge. Here's Point32Health's Michelle Botelho reading Click, Clack, Moo Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin.

Celebrating Black History Month

Recognizing Black History and Black Voices

Corpoarate Citizenship Manager Henocson "Henny" Mulatre had his own unique way of celebrating Black History Month: each day he wore a different sweatshirt to raise awareness and stimulate conversation. "This represents the appreciation and acknowledgment of Blackness and how it infuses all aspects of society," said Henny. "With the outward exhibited forms of affection and love during the month of February, it has been a pleasure to reflect on why I’m so proud to be Black."

Man wearing a series of Black History sweatshirts
ICycle Team at International Place Boston
Ending and Preventing Homelessness

Spinning for HomeStart

Point32Health's ICycle Team raised awareness and contributed more than $6,000 to support HomeStart, a nonprofit committed to ending and preventing homelessness in Greater Boston. Riders gathered at International Place in Boston on February 17 for this outdoor spin event.

Ending and Preventing Homelessness

Household Essentials Drive

Colleagues supported people transitioning from homelessness to stable housing during our Household Essentials Drive by donating nearly $10,000 in cleaning supplies, bed sheets, towels, toiletries and more. These items will go to people served by Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island, DOVE Inc. (Domestic Violence Ended) in Mass., Families in Transition in N.H., Hearth in Mass., ImmaCare in Conn. and Penobscot Community Health Care: Hope House Health and Living Center in Maine. 

Household Essentials Drive Recipient Logos
Actions Matter report cover
Celebrating Dr. King's Legacy

A Time for Positive Action

More than 500 Point32Health colleagues and guests attended our annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Recognition and Service Day on Thursday, January 13. This powerful celebration of Dr. King's legacy featured an intergenerational conversation with King Boston Executive Director Imari Paris Jeffries and Courtney Newton, a youth activist and freshman at Cathedral High School, as well as artist and poet Regie Gibson. Five nonprofit organizations and three middle school students were honored for advancing Dr. King’s ideals of a just and equitable society.