Corporate citizenship: It’s who we are

Highlights from programs and initiatives supporting community organizations.

How Point32Health colleagues demonstrated our community of care in 2023.

$1 million to community on #GivingTuesday

With colleague donations and a double match from the Foundation on #GivingTuesday, a total of more than $1 million was distributed to community organizations advancing healthier lives for everyone. Colleagues also participated in volunteer activities: decorating 100 onesies and 30 bibs for Maine Needs and Waypoint; creating 30 wellness journals for Inquilinos Boricuas En Acciòn (IBA); assembling 8 Happy Hope bags for The Happy Hope Foundation; and writing 100 well-wish notes for Meals on Wheels Rhode Island. In total, 65 colleagues gave their time on #GivingTuesday.

Colleague donations top $12,000 during 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 Connecticut The Village for Children and Families, Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine, CASA Project,New England Center and Home for Veterans, Webster House, YMCA of Pawtucket and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley. 

Walk To End Alzheimer’s team exceeds goals

As the #1 fundraising team in MA/NH since 2015, Point32Health is a recognized leader in the fight to end Alzheimer’s. In 2023, more than 600 colleagues, friends and family supported fundraising efforts by playing in our annual mini-golf tournament and/or walking in one of 10 locations in the states where colleagues live and work. Together, the team raised over $210,000 to further the efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. Since 2012 our teams have raised more than $1.8 million to support the Alzheimer’s Association’s work.

Nearly $14,000 donated to support student success

Being prepared for school each fall is essential for academic success. Yet not all students have access to the same supplies. To help close the gap, Point32Health colleagues donated more than $14,000 in school supplies, including backpacks, pencils, pens, glue sticks, highlighters, notebooks, calculators during our annual back-to-school drive. These supplies are distributed through: Boys and Girls Club of Hartford, Penobscot Bay YMCA, Canton Alliance for Public Education (CAPE), Friendly House, Girls Inc. of New Hampshire , Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education (RISE) and Boys and Girls Club of Fox Valley. 

Collage of colleagues walking

Point32Health’s annual Volunteer Week 

More than 1,400 Point32Health colleagues came #TogetherInCommunity to support nonprofit organizations across the five states we serve. Colleagues participated in 70 projects—in person and remotely—with 64 different organizations. Projects included sorting donated food and toiletries; building structures like beds, picnic tables, gardens and compost bins for local organizations; preparing medically tailored meals; and writing notes of cheer and inspiration for older adults—all with the purpose of advancing healthier lives for everyone. 

Point32Health Walk to End Alzheimer's Team

Taking steps to support mental health awareness 

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 $5,800 this year. In the past two years, our team has raised more than $20,000 to support NAMI. Colleagues walked in person at Artesani Park on May 20 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). 

Donations to food drive top $15,000

Colleagues supported organizations addressing food insecurity in New England during our food drive by donating more than $15,697 in food, diapers, toiletries and other essentials – nearly double the amount raised in 2022. 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, St. Joseph Food Program in Wisconsin and Rhode Island Community Food Bank.

Nearly $15,000 donated through essential needs drive 

Colleagues supported people in the Northeast experiencing homelessness during our annual essential needs drive by donating nearly $15,000 in cold weather gear, personal care items and other essentials. Donations will be distributed in Conn., Maine, Mass., N.H. and R.I. by DOVE, Inc., Families in Transition, Family Services of Rhode Island, Preble Street, South Park Inn, and Women’s Lunch Place. 

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.

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.

Recognizing Black voices and history

Corporate 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.”

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.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Recognition and Service Day

This celebration of Dr. King’s legacy featured an intergenerational conversation with Embrace 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.