Regence community partner organizations receive comprehensive assistance through financial grants, event support, board member involvement, featured placement in the Employee Giving Campaign and employee volunteer support. This integrated assistance means Regence delivers more than dollars, we leave our community partner organizations in a stronger position to continue their missions for the future.
American Heart Association's (AHA) mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. To help teach CPR to more people, Regence will partner with AHA to provide 7th graders and their teachers with CPR Anytime Kits — an all-in-one, personal CPR training kit.
Northwest Children's Home (NCH) serves youth ages six to 17 that have experienced childhood trauma such as exposure to drugs and alcohol, abuse, abandonment or violence in their home. The Home's mission is to provide quality rehabilitative, therapeutic and educational services for children and their families. Regence's partnership with NCH is aimed at funding extensive upgrades to its classrooms, which will allow NCH to serve more children and with the latest technology.
Friends of the Children (FOTC) is a revolutionary nonprofit organization that provides highly vulnerable children with professional, paid, long-term mentors. It takes a preventative, early intervention approach that breaks the cycle of poverty and helps children to grow up to be productive citizens. The mentors (Friends) spend around four hours per week with the child both in and out of school engaging him or her in a wide range of activitiesdesigned to build basic life skills, confidence, academic success and resiliency. FOTC makes a 12 1/2 year commitment to each child, selecting them in kindergarten and guiding them through high school graduation. Our support of FOTC focuses on launching a new health initiative for its staff and mentees, as well as helping them celebrate 20 year making a difference for children in our community.
Oregon Food Bank (OFB) works to address the root causes of hunger through public policy advocacy and education programs, as well as food distribution to pantries across Oregon and SW Washington. Our partnership with OFB focuses on support for business planning, capacity building, education and marketing outreach.
SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) helps kids become confident readers by providing individual volunteer attention and new, take-home books. Regence's three-year partnership with SMART began in 2011, providing funds it is using to build capacity to reach children across the state.
American Heart Association's (AHA) mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Our partnership will focus on increasing the number of people who understand the link between their overall health and their risk of heart disease and stroke.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Utah provides one-to-one mentoring for children, ages six through 18, in Salt Lake area and Utah Counties. Its partnership with Regence will allow it to undergo a strategic planning process to establish a more community-based structure: serving children based on neighborhood, providing staff in all communities served and expanding training for staff and mentors to better prepare them to provide service to the children facing adversity in these communities.
Food Lifeline is dedicated to ending hunger in Western Washington, through its network of 300 food banks, meal programs and shelters. Our partnership with Food Lifeline is directed toward its development of a children's nutrition program.
Treehouse is uniquely committed to improving the lives of kids living in foster care. In 2011 alone, more than 5,000 foster children used Treehouse services. Regence's support for Treehouse provides funding toward development of an educational model that emphasizes ambitious goals of achieving graduation rate equity for foster youth.
Second Harvest is fighting hunger by bring community resources together to feed the hungry in Eastern Washington and North Idaho with their partnership of more than 250 neighborhood food banks and meal centers. This partnership with Second Harvest supports their initiatives with healthy eating and feeding children.