Health Partners Plans Delivers a Happy Thanksgiving to Underserved Philly Families

Candid Basket Distribution

Volunteer teams from Health Partners Plans and the Health Partners Foundation distribute Thanksgiving baskets to Abbotsford Homes. Photo Credit: KSN Images, Inc.

‘Tis the season for generosity and giving thanks, and Health Partners Plans and the Health Partners Foundation are “doing it right” in the local community.  The not-for-profit health plan once again teamed up with corporate partners Interphase Medical Equipment and Burman’s Medical Supplies to make Thanksgiving brighter for underserved Philadelphia families.

On Nov 22, employees from each organization presented Abbotsford Homes residents with 150 frozen turkeys — generously donated by Interphase , with financial support from Burman’s — and 35 beautifully wrapped Thanksgiving food baskets, brimming with Thanksgiving trimmings donated by Health Partners Plans employees. Each basket also included a $20 grocery gift card, courtesy of the Health Partners Foundation.  Health Partners Plans volunteers also branched out into neighborhoods throughout the city to personally deliver another 165 baskets to families in need this holiday season.  At day’s end, more than 350 families were gifted with a Thanksgiving treat.

“Health Partners Plans and its Foundation are committed to ‘doing it right’ and making a difference in the Philadelphia community, year-round.  It’s become a meaningful Thanksgiving tradition for our employees to help families in need enjoy the holiday,” said William S. George, President & CEO of Health Partners Plans.

Earlier in the day, Health Partners Plans and Health Partners Foundation’s 5th annual “Turkey Push” pitted senior executives from Health Partners Plans, Interphase and Burman’s against each other in a friendly relay race competition, designed to draw attention to the critical need for charitable giving.

“As joyous as Thanksgiving should be, we recognize that it can be a difficult time for many families in need,” said Health Partners Foundation executive director Claudia Tucker-Keto. “The Turkey Push and Thanksgiving basket donations raise awareness of the need that’s out there and always prove a rewarding way for our employees to get involved and give back to the community.”

About Health Partners Plans and Health Partners Foundation

Health Partners Plans is a not-for-profit, managed care health insurer.  It serves more than 175,000 members in the Greater Philadelphia region through: Health Partners, a Medicaid plan that consistently ranks number one in  member satisfaction; KidzPartners, which provides free or low-cost health insurance to uninsured children through Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP); and the just-launched Health Partners Medicare.  Founded nearly 30 years ago, Health Partners Plans is one of the few hospital-owned health insurers in the country and nationally recognized for its innovations in managed care.  The Health Partners Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, supports low-income communities in Philadelphia and surrounding counties with educational programs, scholarships, emergency assistance and more.  Learn more at healthpartnersplans.com, at twitter.com/HPPlans and facebook.com/healthpartnersplans.