There is a great need for baby items for the underserved of the Milwaukee area. One company went all out and collected items in an effort to fill that need.
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan employees dropped off baby items and money at the company’s Diaper Drive.
Brogeeta Page said donating is about giving back to a community that once helped her. “Been some hard times,” she said. “I was a single parent, needing diapers. I was able to go to a collection place and get them.”
Although that was ten years ago, Page still remembers it well. “It was a hard feeling. Really nice to get that help,” she said.
Colleague James Evans knows the feeling. He, too, needed assistance years ago. “I was a young father struggling to make ends meet. I was able to obtain that help so now I’m able to help other people. So that’s why I give back.”
Their giving back, along with the generosity of dozens of other employees, will go to this year’s Community Baby Shower. This is the third year the company has sponsored the event.
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan says most of its 155,000 members are at or below the federal poverty level and often have difficult choices to make to try and make ends meet.
You can help those in need. Drop off baby items at the TODAY’S TMJ4 Community Baby Shower on Friday, January 22, 2016. Donations can be made at any area Sentry store.