Engaging Our Employees
At Delta Dental, our employees are at the heart of our corporate citizenship efforts. Each year, hundreds of employees enthusiastically raise money, read to children, pack backpacks, donate food and school supplies, assist at oral health events, and read grant requests—and that is just the beginning!
Here are just a few of their recent efforts:
More than 300 employee volunteers have traveled to Forgotten Harvest in southeast Michigan, the state's largest food rescue and distribution organization, to pack 55,000 pounds of food to be distributed to those in need.
Employee volunteers pack bags of weekend food for children each week throughout the school year.
National Reading Month Employee Readers
More than 75 employee readers visited classrooms during National Reading Month (March) to read to students and deliver oral health goodies to teachers and children.
Pack a Smile
Employees donated much-needed school supplies to fill over 1,300 backpacks for underserved children as they started the 2016–2017 school year.
Run for the House
Delta Dental employees served as volunteers and participated in the Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan’s Run for the House event, which is held on our Okemos campus.
Take a Bite Out of Hunger Employee Food Drive
Employees donated 8,368 food items to area food kitchens/food banks during the 2015 holiday season. For every food item donated by employees, Delta Dental donated one dollar to community outreach food programs in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.