Hundreds of Tufts Employees Volunteer Around Watertown

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A Tufts Health Plan employee shows his volunteering spirit during the seventh annual Corporate Volunteer Day.

Volunteers from Tufts Health Plan cleaned up the Old Burying Ground on Arlington Street. Pictured, Back row (left-right): Colleen Gallagher, Sally Bennett, Sheila Batson, Kathleen Hewes, Marybeth Allen, Lynn Monahan, Kit Gorton. Front Row (left-right): Rachael Duprez, Erica Thomas Meduri and Noah Karr.

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Volunteers from Tufts Health Plan cleaned up the Old Burying Ground on Arlington Street. Pictured, Back row (left-right): Colleen Gallagher, Sally Bennett, Sheila Batson, Kathleen Hewes, Marybeth Allen, Lynn Monahan, Kit Gorton. Front Row (left-right): Rachael Duprez, Erica Thomas Meduri and Noah Karr.

Nearly 220 Tufts Health Plan employees demonstrated with their actions that community matters during the company’s annual volunteer day. Embodying Tufts Health Plan’s mission to improve the health and wellness of the diverse communities it serves, teams set out to clean and beautify three Watertown landmarks, made cards for the elderly, and helped homeless and low-income children get new clothes and toys.

“Our employees are generous in giving of their time, treasure and talent to support the communities where they live, work and play,” said Nora Moreno Cargie, Tufts Health Plan Foundation president and Tufts Health Plan vice president of corporate citizenship. “We’re committed to magnifying their passions and commitment through these efforts especially our Corporate Volunteer Day.”

A Tufts Health Plan employee shows his volunteering spirit during the seventh annual Corporate Volunteer Day.

Tufts Health Plan

A Tufts Health Plan employee shows his volunteering spirit during the seventh annual Corporate Volunteer Day.

“Employee volunteering is at the heart of our Corporate Citizenship program, and it’s clear from testimonials and surveys that employees appreciate the chance to give back to their communities,” said Stacey Mann, Tufts Health Plan’s enterprise manager for corporate citizenship.

Corporate Volunteer Day service projects included:

  • Sprucing up and planting spring and summer perennials at The Old Burying Place in Watertown
  • Painting a retaining wall and railing in Watertown’s Coolidge Square in preparation for a public art mural students and residents will paint involving Watertown High School
  • Scraping and painting the water feature and removing debris at Filippello Park in Watertown
  • Making “Happy Summer” cards for elderly Meals on Wheels recipients through Ethos
  • Inspecting and sorting donations, stocking shelves and compiling packages for Brighton-based Cradles to Crayons

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