UnitedHealthcare and Magic Johnson Foundation Bring Holiday Hope to Michigan Families

by LP Green, II

UnitedHealthcare and the Magic Johnson Foundation presented Holiday Hope events to 2,800 families in Michigan. Holiday Hope is a relief effort aimed at supporting distressed Michigan families during the holiday season. The events provide families with food, holiday trimmings, essential living necessities and other items to bring seasonal cheer.

The events – held on Saturday, Nov. 21, and Sunday, Nov. 22, in Detroit and Lansing, respectively – were part of a three-year partnership between UnitedHealthcare and the Magic Johnson Foundation. UnitedHealthcare will be the presenting sponsor for the Magic Johnson Foundation Holiday Hope efforts.

According to the 2014 America’s Health Rankings® report, Michigan ranks 31st in the nation for children living in poverty, with more than 19 percent of people under 18 living in households at or below the poverty threshold.

“Magic Johnson Foundation created Holiday Hope last year to bring essential support to underserved families in Michigan during the holiday season. With UnitedHealthcare as a partner, we are able to extend our reach and help more than 20,000 Michigan residents over the next three years. We want to continue to make a positive difference in the lives of others,” said Earvin “Magic” Johnson, founder of the Magic Johnson Foundation.

For more information about the Magic Johnson Foundation, visit http://magicjohnson.org.

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