Big Brothers Big Sisters, UPS and Millennium Health Join Forces to Build and Deliver Bicycles to Children in Need
DALLAS (July 28, 2015) –) Millennium Health, a leading health solutions company based in San Diego, hosted its National Sales meeting in Fort Worth, Texas, and built bicycles for children in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star program. The bikes were assembled during a team building relay event, and were delivered by UPS to the children’s homes.
“We have a strong tradition of investing our talent and resources to serve the needs of the communities where our employees live and work,” said Brock Hardaway, CEO of Millennium Health. “This bike build furthers our commitment to the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization and allows our sales force to lend their hand in a cause that’s close to our hearts.”
Millennium already has strong ties to the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization in San Diego, where it partnered with the non-profit to launch a new program to help middle school-aged girls stay away from gangs and drugs, and get them excited about entering the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), called Beyond School Walls STEM Sister-2-Sister.
“Millennium Health has been a strong supporter of the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner here in Texas,” stated Keith Rhodes, Executive Vice President of Development for Big Brothers Big Sisters. “Their generosity, along with our other corporate donors, allows our organization to continue to positively impact the lives of more than 8,000 youth across 100 counties in Texas.”
Independent research shows Big Brothers Big Sisters has a measurable, positive impact in children’s lives. In a nationwide study, Little Brothers and Little Sisters were:
- 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
- 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
- 52% less likely to skip school
- 37% less likely to skip class
- More confident in their academic performance and able to get along better with their families.
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