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Healthier Kids for Our Future

24 January 2019

To celebrate the combination of Cigna and Express Scripts, Cigna launched Healthier Kids for Our Future to address the health and wellbeing needs of children around the world. The Cigna Foundation selected a number of sites for a community outreach activity which was done simultaneously on 16th January.

Four sites in the USA worked with Blessings in a Backpack and Cigna volunteers donated and packed food items for children in under-served communities to bring home to their families.

Cigna’s office in Kenya participated as well.

For the Kenya colleagues, 16th January was a day well spent! Our team was very engaged. We packed 3000 kg of food into smaller 4 kg Cigna bags. 2000 kg of food was distributed to mothers of children in a school supported by World Vision in a slum area. Each family took home 20 kg of food.

The other 1000 kg was presented to Wings of Compassion, a children's home for 47 children from 11 to 15 years old who had been raped by close family, impregnated, and gave birth and who were then thrown out to the streets. So, it’s a home for children with children. It broke our hearts to see these little children in need. But we were happy to be able to make a difference.
- Hellen Gatwiri Kiburi