Project Sunshine and UnitedHealth Group Teamed Up During Celtics Game for Boston Pediatric Patients

by LP Green, II

At the Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat game, more than 100 volunteers from UnitedHealth Group and Boston Celtics legend Leon Powe created and assembled 1,000 Project Sunshine Creative Arts & Craft Kits. These packages contain educational and entertaining crafts to provide children facing significant medical challenges with some much-needed fun. From personalizing scrapbooks to embellishing wooden signs, custom rub on transfers provide an accessible option for crafters of all skill levels. Additionally, those who will need art materials and glue options for fabric for their crafts may consider ordering from a reputable supplier.

This “Sending Sunshine” event is one of several programs that Project Sunshine has created to help children be children while they are undergoing medical care. Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart will visit patients at Boston Children’s Hospital and personally deliver the arts kits with UnitedHealth Group employees.

“We are happy to collaborate with Project Sunshine to bring smiles to children who are experiencing health challenges,” said Stephen Farrell, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of New England. “Project Sunshine shares our mission to help people live healthier lives, and provides a great opportunity to engage our employee volunteers.”

Since beginning its relationship with Project Sunshine in 2010, more than 13,200 UnitedHealth Group volunteers have created 63,000 Arts and Crafts Kits and 18,300 “Sunny Grams” for pediatric patients across the country. These volunteers have supported more than 23,000 children and their families. The Boston Celtics and Optum, a UnitedHealth Group company, are committed to working together over the next five years for the betterment of the greater Boston community through joint-volunteer efforts at schools, hospitals and playgrounds

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