Through its various holiday giving programs, volunteer efforts and generous employees, Unum has made the holiday season more enjoyable for more than 60 families, 120 teens and 850 military members and their families. “Since the holidays are a time for giving, we have partnered with several nonprofit organizations to help support those in need,” said Cary Olson Cartwright, assistant vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility. “Our employees are very generous and give back throughout the year by serving meals, mentoring students and participating in United Way’s Day of Caring.”
This year, the giving programs included partnerships with the Salvation Army, Maine National Guard, Department of Health and Human Services in York County and Long Creek Youth Development Center. The Salvation Army received support from Unum employees through donated gifts and food baskets provided to local families and seniors in need. For Maine National Guard, employees provided toys, food baskets and gift certificates to military families experiencing a difficult holiday season. Children in the foster care system received wrapped gifts. Thirty teenage boys in the Long Creek Youth Development Center received the basic necessities, such as socks, slippers and shampoo.
In addition to giving programs, Unum supplied volunteers for various nonprofits to assist with holiday celebrations and fundraising. These included the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine, Long Creek Youth Development Center, Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, and the Salvation Army.