(March 27, 2018) - Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode
Island (BCBSRI) is now accepting applications for Blue across Rhode Island, one
of the state’s largest annual days of community service. In its seventh year,
Blue across Rhode Island provides support to critical community service
organizations. Applications will be accepted until April 25, 2018.
Since Blue across Rhode Island’s inception
seven years ago, BCBSRI employees have provided more than 21,000 volunteer
hours to 47 nonprofit organizations around the state. BCBSRI also provides each
organization with a $5,000 grant to support expenses incurred for the volunteer
project. To date, funding has totaled $309,000. Blue across Rhode Island is a
core component of BCBSRI’s nationally recognized employee volunteer program.
This year’s Blue across Rhode Island will take place Friday, September 21,
“Blue Cross is dedicated to helping Rhode
Islanders live the healthiest lives possible, and we are proud to partner with
remarkable community organizations across the state to amplify their impact,”
said Carolyn Belisle, managing director of Community Relations for BCBSRI. “Our
community partners have told us that the impact of Blue across Rhode Island
manpower and funding has been transformative, and we look forward to continuing
our outreach this year.”
Eligible organizations will have missions
aligned with BCBSRI’s own: improve the lives of all Rhode Islanders by
improving their health. Special consideration will be given to organizations
and projects focused on children and to senior focused organizations.
To be considered for Blue across Rhode Island,
organizations must have tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status. Learn more and apply
online at http://www.cybergrants.com/BCBSRI/BARI. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
Organizations interested in learning more
about the process can also attend an informational webinar on Wednesday, April
11, at noon. Please RSVP by April 9, 2018 by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.