We feel that giving back to the community is the right thing to do. Our associates actively contribute time, energy, and money to help build healthy communities in all the markets we serve. Through food drives, volunteer service days and our giving campaigns, they live our mission.
Each year, WellPoint associates give generously to health-related nonprofit organizations across the country through our Associate Giving Campaign, and a 50 percent match from the WellPoint Foundation increases the impact of these gifts. In 2011, associates nationwide pledged nearly $4.5 million to support nonprofits. With the WellPoint Foundation match, that total was raised to nearly $6.8 million.
Since 2008, WellPoint has held an annual day of community service during which associates and their friends and families gather to provide direct assistance to not-for-profit organizations in the diverse communities we serve.
In 2011, more than 3,800 WellPoint volunteers participated in Community Service Day activities ranging from creating community gardens to painting murals, from packing medical supplies to helping out at local food banks. Volunteer tasks are developed in partnership with the March of Dimes, the United Way, the Boys and Girls Clubs,and many other organizations.
Here’s the impact we’ve made on our communities by the numbers since 2008:
Since 2009, WellPoint has made contributions on behalf of our associates to the USO (United Service Organizations), which offers assistance to military personnel.