14479648_10154375017090630_7993038547009327925_nBlue Cross & Blue Shield of RI Engages Over 600 Employees In Blue Across Rhode Island Service Day

On September 23, 641 Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) employees volunteered 3,255 hours to benefit 13 organizations as part of their annual Blue Across Rhode Island service day.  BCBSRI’s work on Kent County YMCA’s outdoor trails was highlighted in the Warwick Beacon, and the work of BCBSRI’s volunteers to transform a playspace at Greystone Elementary in North Providence was featured in the Valley Breeze.  Volunteer teams served both on the BCBSRI campus (packing 27,000 meals for Rhode Islanders experiencing food insecurity/hunger) and at nonprofit sites throughout the state.  Employees helped collect 557 pairs of new  footwear for homeless children, sorted thousands of diapers for families in need, created more than 100 birthday boxes for children who will celebrate a birthday in the hospital, built a therapeutic garden and applied gallons of paint to beautify the places and spaces that serve so many Rhode Islanders each year.  More info