Volunteer Service & Giving
All of us at Harvard Pilgrim contribute time, money—or both—to causes we care about in the places where we live and work.
Watch our video about our programs to see what happens when we put on our red shirts and go to work to make our communities better.
9/11 Community Spirit Grants
To honor the lives of the Harvard Pilgrim members that were lost in the attacks on 9/11 at the World Trade Center, the Foundation provides all staff the opportunity to give $500 to their favorite charities. These contributions go to schools, art centers, animal shelters, food banks and countlesss other organizations.
In 2017, $593,250 was contributed to causes in more than 213 communities.
Annual Corporate Service Days
Every year hundreds of us at Harvard Pilgrim leave our day jobs to volunteer together. We dig school gardens, stuff back packs with new school supplies, paint playgrounds, build school gardens, plant food for food banks and lead cooking classes for kids.
In 2017, we logged a total of 3,652 hours of volunteer service to schools and local organizations across our region that make life better in the places we call home.
Watch a video to see our employees in action.
Annual MLK Brunch & Service Event
Each January, we gather with colleagues, friends and family to remember and rededicate ourselves to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of equality and justice. His life of service to our nation inspires our community activities throughout the year.
Community Spirit Awards
This prize honors the unsung community heroes among us at Harvard Pilgrim along wiith the many nonprofit organizations that work with us to make New England a great place to live and work.