UnitedHealthcare and Patriots Tight End Hunter Henry Team Up
UnitedHealthcare and New England Patriots Tight End Hunter Henry are donating brand new shoes to foster care children from Communities for People to encourage kids to live an active lifestyle and spend more time playing outdoors.
The purchase of the new shoes is funded by a $15,000 UnitedHealthcare grant to the Dreambuilders Foundation. The brief distribution event was scheduled for Dean College on Wednesday, June 15, where Communities for People and UnitedHealthcare volunteers aimed to help fit and distribute shoes to local children.
Communities for People runs a variety of residential programs for foster youth in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
The Dreambuilders Foundation is a non-profit organization that works with pro athletes across the country to help financially, physically and mentally challenged kids receive the items, opportunities and equipment they need to achieve their dreams. Founded by former NFL linebacker Akin Ayodele, Dreambuilders partners with athletes to “captain” one or more of its programs benefiting kids in the athlete’s city of choice. The foundation partners with grassroots children’s charities in each city to give them access to funding and support they would not otherwise receive.