Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Invites Local Nonprofits to Apply for Day of Service Volunteers

(4.13.2015)
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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) is now accepting applications from organizations interested in participating in the company’s fourth annual statewide day of community service, Blue across Rhode Island. One of the state’s largest single-company volunteer days, Blue across Rhode Island provides support to critical community service organizations. Applications will be accepted until May 13, 2015.

Since Blue across Rhode Island’s inception four years ago, BCBSRI associates have provided 11,000 volunteer hours to nonprofit organizations around the state. In addition to volunteers, BCBSRI also provides each organization with a $5,000 grant to support expenses incurred for the volunteer project. Blue across Rhode Island is a core component of BCBSRI’s nationally recognized employee volunteer program. This year’s Blue across Rhode Island will take place Friday October 2, 2015. 

“Over the last three years, Blue across Rhode Island has become a signature volunteer effort for BCBSRI, which mobilizes our generous associates for a powerful day of community service.  We are fortunate to partner all year round, and particularly on this day, with amazing community agencies committed to improving the health and wellbeing of Rhode Island’s residents,” said Carolyn Belisle, Managing Director of Community Relations for BCBSRI. “In 2014, over 78 percent of our workforce volunteered 3,576 hours to twelve outstanding organizations, and we aim to have an even bigger impact in 2015.”

BCBSRI will consider community-based organizations that align with BCBSRI’s mission to improve the lives of all Rhode Islanders by improving their health; special consideration will be given to organizations whose missions or project ideas focus on children. To qualify, an organization must have tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status. Organizations must submit their application online by May 13, 2015.

Interested organizations can find more details and apply online at http://www.bcbsri.com/about-us/community/employee-volunteerism.

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