CHICAGO and TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Harmony Health Plan, Inc., a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), gave $10,000 to Kidz Korna to help make the holidays special for thousands of children living in Chicago's low-income communities, such as Englewood, Bronzeville, Roseland and the Westside.
The contribution helped the nonprofit with its 11th annual Toy Giveaway and Youth Expo, providing much needed assistance for area families. This year's event was extended to three days. In addition to toy giveaway events at the House of Hope on Dec. 17 and in Englewood, Bronzeville and the Westside on Dec. 18, Kidz Korna also presented a violence awareness play at the Harold Washington Cultural Center on Dec. 16 with the Chicago Police Department.
"At Harmony, our mission is to help our members live better and healthier lives, and that often means working with community groups like Kidz Korna to help strengthen the neighborhoods where our members live," said Dr. Robert Hilliard, Jr., Harmony Health Plan state president. "We are proud to sponsor Kidz Korna to help them offer programs that are designed to prevent violence and provide opportunities and resources to improve children's lives."
"I am extremely grateful for all that Harmony Health Plan does to strengthen communities, children and families," said Delece Williams, director of Kidz Korna.
The Toy Giveaway and Youth Expo at the House of Hope included a variety of events, such as the Christmas Choir Musical Extravaganza, youth entertainment, celebrity guests, health screenings and community resource information from the Chicago Police Department Alternative Policing Strategy Program (CAPS) and others.
As of Sept. 30, 2016, WellCare and Harmony Health Plan serve approximately 210,000 members in Illinois, including 167,000 Medicaid members, 16,000 Medicare Advantage plan members and 27,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members.
About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses exclusively on providing government-sponsored managed care services, primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs. WellCare serves approximately 3.8 million members nationwide as of Sept. 30, 2016. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at www.wellcare.com or view the company's videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/WellCareHealthPlan.
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