With students and families facing new learning environments, Watertown-based Tufts Health Plan has teamed with area nonprofits to provide children with essential back-to-school items including Chromebooks for those in remote or hybrid learning environments, accessible Wi-Fi connections in remote areas and traditional school items, such as backpacks.
“While school looks different this fall, the need for school supplies remains, especially as many families grapple to meet basic needs,” said Tom Croswell, president and CEO of Tufts Health Plan. “We hope these supplies and donations contribute in some small way to students’ success this school year.”
In total, 17 organizations throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut received funding and supplies from Tufts Health Plan as part of the organization’s efforts to address common barriers many children and families face. In addition to company donations, more than 100 employees at Tufts Health Plan contributed back-to-school items. In total, Tufts Health Plan has donated close to $60,000, including in-kind donations, to area nonprofits providing children across the region with school supplies.
The full list of organizations in Massachusetts include Catholic Charities, Chelsea Public Schools, Children and Family Services , Eliot Family Resource Center, Friendly House, Higher Ground Boston, Square One, and Watertown Boys and Girls Club.
For information, visit http://tuftshealthplan.com.