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Blue Cross Volunteers Help Bring Holiday Cheer to Children

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By: Anthony Matrisciano
December 19, 2012
Pictured are Susan Baer, left, and Kara Malitsky, two of the Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania employees who helped sort holiday toys for United Neighborhood Centers in Scranton.

Wilkes-Barre – Ten employee volunteers from Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) recently helped United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania, in partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, with its annual holiday toy distribution.  The group from BCNEPA, who are all members of the company’s Caring Corps Employee Volunteer Program, spent the day sorting donated toys at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Apartments in Scranton.

All year long, BCNEPA employees are encouraged to volunteer for nonprofits in the community through BCNEPA’s progressive Volunteer Day policy, which provides paid time off to participate in community service.

About Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania

Headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.  BCNEPA offers a comprehensive portfolio of health insurance products and administrative services to more than 540,000 individuals in 13 counties in northeastern and north central Pennsylvania.  The company’s mission is to provide integrated health care services and products to improve the quality, accessibility and affordability of health care in the populations it serves.