New York, NY - January 22, 2024 - EmblemHealth, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health insurers, organized toy giveaway events in Brooklyn and the Bronx as part of their healthy holiday initiative. This initiative aims to give back to the community during the holiday season.
"The holiday season reminds us of the importance of giving back and looking out for our neighbors," said Hakeem Jeffries, Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives. "I commend EmblemHealth for their unwavering support for our communities and look forward to our continued collaboration.”
EmblemHealth partnered with local elected officials, including Assemblywoman Latrice M. Walker, to host a toy giveaway event in Brooklyn. The event included visits with Santa and a winter wonderland that felt like the North Pole, and EmblemHealth gave away hundreds of toys to the Brownsville community.
“During the holiday, it is great to have amazing community partners who understand the needs of our communities, “said Assembly Woman Latrice M. Walker. “EmblemHealth is one of those partners who repeatedly step up for New York City, and we are proud to work with them.”
As part of their health holiday initiative, EmblemHealth proudly partnered with the City Police Department Community Affairs Unit to host "Cops Who Saved Christmas" in the Bronx. The team gave away over 200 toys.
"The joy on a child's face when they unwrap presents fills us all with the warmth of the holiday spirit," said Ann Marie Adamson-Serieux, Assistant Vice President of Community Engagement. "We hold these events to remind everyone that health is important all year round, especially during the holidays. We teach kids of all ages, from one to ninety-two, that their health matters, no matter how old they are."
For more information on events EmblemHealth will participate in or host, please visit emblemhealth.com