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Independence teams up with Santa to bring holiday cheer to students at Isaac A. Sheppard school

Isaac A. Sheppard


Santa Day at the Isaac A. Sheppard School
In honor of the holiday season, Independence Blue Cross (Independence), along with Santa and his elves, will be making their annual holiday gift and winter coat delivery to 225 students at Isaac A. Sheppard Elementary School in Philadelphia.


Wednesday, December 21, 2015, at 9 a.m.

  • 9 a.m. Hear from Independence President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty, who will present school Principal Marisol Rivera Rodriguez, with the organization’s corporate donation. This year, Independence’s gift will go towards improving the school’s library, including painting, lighting, and creating a Spanish-language-only section.
  • 9:05 a.m. Participate in an interactive holiday concert put on by Independence’s chorus, The Sounds of Independence.
  • 9:20 a.m. Watch Sheppard School students receive individually-selected, wrapped holiday gifts from Santa — played by Independence Senior Care Management Assistant Eleanor Stefanovich.


Isaac A. Sheppard School gymnatorium
120 W. Cambria Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19133 (Street parking is available)

About Independence Blue Cross
Independence Blue Cross is the leading health insurance organization in southeastern Pennsylvania. With our affiliates, we serve nearly 10 million people in 25 states and the District of Columbia, including 2.5 million in the region. For nearly 80 years, we have been enhancing the health and wellness of the people and communities we serve by delivering innovative and competitively priced health care products and services; pioneering new ways to reward doctors, hospitals, and other health care professionals for coordinated, quality care; and supporting programs and events that promote wellness. To learn more, visit Connect with us on Facebook at and on Twitter at @ibx. Independence Blue Cross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

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