Giving Children Hope’s long time partner, UnitedHealthcare came to volunteer! Optum is a branch of United Health Care. Optum was looking for a way to volunteer their time in the community which lead them to spending a few hours at Giving Children Hope. They brought their IT support team to fill up backpacks for our We’ve Got Your Back program.
The Optum volunteers worked incredibly hard to fill 200 backpacks with 100lbs of rice and 100lbs of beans! They were thrilled to see that the food they were filling the backpacks with was healthy and nutritious for a growing child. One volunteer said it was eye opening to learn how many families Giving Children Hope serves on a weekly basis. “Orange County is not known to have people in need,” shared Maria, Service Director of the Cypress branch.
Optum was so touched by helping the local community that Giving Children Hope serves that they plan to come back in the future to volunteer more of their time.
Giving Children Hope is thankful Optum took time out of their day to volunteer their time serving vulnerable children across the street and around the world!