Highmark Blue Shield Employees Make the Season Brighter for Community Members
Holiday Gift Drive Supports Neighbors in Need
Latham, N.Y. – To help make the season brighter for those in need, Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New York employees collected 60 gifts for community members through the Capital District YMCA.
With many employees working remotely and in observance of safety guidelines, employees made a special trip to the health plan’s office in Latham to deliver gifts, purchased specially for those in need.
“This time of year, it’s all about giving and helping to bring holiday joy to those in the community who need our support,” said Keith Dolan, Vice President, Commercial Sales, Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New York. “What makes me proud is that our employees carry the spirit of giving throughout the whole year.”
Highmark Blue Shield’s holiday gift drive builds on its employees’ long legacy of giving back to the community, especially during the holidays.
Over the past year, Highmark Blue Shield employees also collected and donated thousands of pounds of food for the Regional Food Bank, donated $5,000 to local organizations and sent thousands of healthy snack-packs and meals to those serving on the frontlines of the pandemic. These efforts are separate and apart from Highmark Blue Shield’s robust corporate giving program, which sees annual investments of more than $1 million in local organizations and initiatives that benefit the greater health of the community.
About Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New York
Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New York is a trade name of Highmark Western and Northeastern New York Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Since 1946, Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New York has helped millions of people lead healthier lives. Blue Shield offers a full range of insured, self-insured, and government programs and services covering businesses, families, and individuals, as well as dental and vision plans and stop-loss coverage. As a community-based, not-for-profit health plan, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield contributes significantly to organizations that strengthen and enrich the health of the community.
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