On December 21st, Fidelity House Human Services was selected to receive a Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant in appreciation of the work that we do in our communities. More specifically, the purpose of these funds was to pay for a holiday meal for households where the dads have been removed because of domestic violence and the moms are hoping to keep holiday traditions alive without financial support.
About the Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grants Program:
To commemorate those Harvard Pilgrim members who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, Harvard Pilgrim and its Foundation created the Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant program. This program enables employees from Harvard Pilgrim, Health Plans Inc. (our affiliate) and NTT Data (our IT partner) to award an annual grant, completely funded by the Foundation, to the local charity of his or her choice. Since the program began in 2002, these employees have directed almost $5 million to hundreds of organizations throughout our health plan service area – comprised of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
This #ThankfulThursday, we are incredibly humbled to be chosen by Sierra Lourdes, an employee of Harvard Pilgrim and a friend of Fidelity House who is responsible for requesting this grant. Thank you, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, for believing in organizations with missions like our own.