Group of Blue KC employees volunteer at Synergy Services
Community & CultureInside Blue KC
May 23, 2024
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Blue KC Gives Back to Kansas City through Volunteer Efforts

Giving back to the community we call home is a no-brainer for Blue KC. Service and volunteerism live at the core of our company, because we believe that Kansas City is better when everyone works together for the greater good. 

Our employees personify these values daily – through our award-winning customer service team working together with members for the betterment of their health – and through volunteer efforts on and off the clock. 

Recently Blue KC employees stepped up and gave over 500 hours of their time to the community during National Volunteer Week in April.  

Blue KC and Spira Care employees volunteered at 10 organizations throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. 

“It is truly meaningful to see all the local organizations who benefited thanks to Blue KC employees during National Volunteer Week,” said Macaela Stephenson, Director of Community Relations and Investment. “Blue KC is committed to improving the health and wellness of the individuals and families living and working in the communities we serve. One way we fulfill this mission is through supporting non-profit organizations. Our employees are always going above and beyond to help those in need. It’s a testament to Blue KC’s continued focus on service to the Kansas City area community.” 

At Young Family Farm in Kansas City, Missouri, Spira Care employees spent Earth Day cleaning up the community garden and planting potatoes. 

Just up the road at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City, teams from Blue KC cooked 100 lunches for the families staying in the homes while their children are being treated at Children’s Mercy Hospital. 

More employees worked to fight food insecurity and deserts at Harvesters and Kanbe’s Markets

Still more employees helped out at Giving the Basics, packaging 19,765 hygiene items, and Happy Bottoms, where they wrapped 6,580 diapers for babies and families in need. 

They capped off the week with time at Goodwill, Synergy Services, Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City, and School of Economics – all with smiles on their faces. 

All this work added up to 506 hours given back to Kansas City – that’s a 194% increase from just two years ago. We’re so thankful to have employees willing to help KC in a big way. 

Also in April, Blue KC was recognized at the Missouri Community Service Commission’s 22nd Annual Show Me Service Awards with the award for Business of the Year for the Kansas City region. This wouldn’t be possible without employees so willing to further the impact of our service and volunteerism in Kansas City. 

To that end, we encourage employees to volunteer throughout the year with other company-organized events. In 2022, Blue KC instated a policy allowing employees eight hours of volunteer paid time off, or VTO, to volunteer at an organization of their choice. 

This is all capped off with late-year campaigns to raise money for Kansas City nonprofits and families in need during the holiday season. 

We hope the picture is clear by now – Blue KC shows up for Kansas City. 

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