A Partner for Healthier Communities
Our commitment to North Carolina extends beyond service to our 3.6 million members and into communities across the state, where we promote improved health and well-being through our employee volunteer programs, financial support and community-focused partnerships and initiatives.
We are also proud to support our independent charitable affiliate, the BCBSNC Foundation which, since 2000, has invested more than $88 million into North Carolina communities through more than 680 grants and special initiatives.
Turning Caring Into Action – BCBSNC In Your Community
Please contact us for more information about asking Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina to support your organization.
Employees Giving Back
Since 1997, BCBSNC employees have logged more than 352,000 volunteer hours, valued at over $6 million. Over 90 percent of our corporate officers participate in volunteerism and community outreach programs.
BCBSNC employees also participate in regularly scheduled blood drives, organize fundraisers to support local nonprofit groups, participate in hands-on volunteer projects and make donations to company-sponsored food and back-to-school drives.
In 2012, our employees:
- Built a KaBOOM! playground in one day's time to benefit more than 400 children in a Wilmington neighborhood.
- Sorted more than 40,000 pounds of rice and pasta for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. More than 35,000 meals were bagged and distributed to 800 local partner agencies during the hours of Sort-a-Rama.
- Provided weekend meals for 150 local students during the school year.
- Donated more than 500 units of blood to the American Red Cross.
- Hit the pavement in support of the American Diabetes Association, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the March of Dimes.
- Teamed with BCBSNC to donate more than $850,000 to the nonprofits across the state. BCBSNC and its employees have contributed more than $11 million over the past 13 years.
Nourishing North Carolina
Nourishing North Carolina is a statewide community garden program making local, healthy food more accessible to people across the state by establishing or enhancing a community garden in each of North Carolina's 100 counties. During the past year, NNC's community gardens have produced more than 10,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables, serving nearly 2,000 people. The participating gardens have also donated more than 2.7 tons of produce to food shelters and rescue organizations across the state.
Learn more about Nourishing North Carolina
Find a community garden near you
Get Outside North Carolina
In 2012, we launched a partner program to Nourishing North Carolina, called Get Outside North Carolina or GO NC!. GO NC! is a four-year initiative to build healthy lifestyles by encouraging North Carolinians to get outside and get active through the advancement of North Carolina's greenway systems, increased access to public bicycles and the overall promotion of outdoor physical activity. This includes the establishment of the Southeast's largest bike sharing program, in Charlotte. Learn more about GO NC!
Strive to Revive
In 2010, we extended our support of heart health by creating and leading Strive to Revive (STR), an initiative designed to increase the survival of sudden cardiac arrest patients through training and bystander intervention, focused on CPR and availability and usage of Automated External Defibrillators. Over the next three years, BCBSNC is working with Rep. Becky Carney, the North Carolina Council of Churches, and the American Red Cross to distribute 150 AEDs, train organizations across the state to on proper use of AEDs and certify 500 North Carolinians in CPR. Thirty-three organizations across the state have received AEDs and CPR training in 2012.