Independence Blue Cross’ associate resource group Latinos con Proposito and Independence “Blue Crew” volunteers proudly celebrate the completion of a service project to renovate the library at Isaac A. Sheppard Elementary, K-4, in North Philadelphia.
More than 80 Independence associates and their family members volunteered a combined 250 hours on the project, which began April 2. In addition to working at the library, Independence associates led a book collection and volunteered their time to organize the books by student reading level.
The new library features a Spanish-language section, as well as new furniture – from bean bag chairs to tables – and an updated book collection organized by grade and age.
Independence has been a corporate sponsor of the Sheppard Elementary for more than 20 years.