During the holiday season, we decided to share with you all of the great things that our team is doing in the community.

Day 12: One of Advize Health’s Interns, Chrissy, and remains quite involved with the Special Olympics Florida- Healthy Communities Tampa Bay and recently volunteered for Fall Games 2015 Special Olympics. Chrissy and her counterpart designed and implemented a hand hygiene program for their team of athlete leaders. Their hand hygiene program will now be implemented throughout the state of Florida.

Day 11: One of our Auditors, Mary Ireland (left), participated in the “Race for Hope” hosted by Canterbury Race Track in Shakopee, Minnesota. The Canterbury Race Track, which is a horse-racing track, hosts this event every year.  Derby hats were made for the event and donated by various groups/stores and individuals, to raise money for The Hope Chest Emergency Assistance Program.

Day 10: One of our Quality Assurance Auditors, Melissa Jewett, and her family partake in random acts of kindness throughout the year. Most recently, they provided a meal for a homeless man. Also, they surprised a random woman in line at Dunkin Donuts drive through by paying for her morning coffee. They did this by simply asking the cashier to ask her to “pay it forward.”

Day 9: One of our interns, Brittany Hurd, has been serving on the Young Professionals Council of a non-profit called Elevate Orlando for over a year now. Through this council she has had the opportunity to plan events to help raise awareness and monetary donations for the organization, as well as work closely with the recipients that are benefiting from this amazing organization.

Day 8: This past week on behalf of Advize Health, one of our Senior Associates, Amanda Czysz, participated in the annual holiday toy drive that’s put on by ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals for America). This holiday season ALPFA asked all the guests of the party to assist ALPFA with their annual toy drive in support of Metropolitan Ministries. Advize Health focused on fun teen toys as there was a great need this year in this area.

Day 7: Daniell Bugbee, one of our coding auditors, participated in collecting and delivering furniture and household items throughout the community for Annabel’s Closet.

Day 6: One of our Quality Assurance Auditors, Kelly Long, along with her family participated in the annual Marine Toys for Tots drive.

Day 5: One of our coding Auditors, Deanna Anderson, participated in collecting clothes for the homeless this holiday season. She was able to collect clothes from her own closet and that of neighbors and family members, and personally give them to those that are less fortunate and in need during the holidays.

Day 4: Our Managing Director, Jeanmarie Loria, donated to the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) this holiday season. Being an animal lover, she feels that she was able to impact the lives of many animals that need love and caring for.

Day 3: For the holiday season, the Advize Health Team decided to give back to the community by participating in “Be a Santa to a Senior.” Although most people think of children during the holidays, senior citizens need joy and cheer brought into their lives during this time of year as well. We were able to be paired up with a senior citizen and deliver presents and spend some quality time with them.

Day 2: One of our interns, Maggie Stankiewicz, collected food and blankets, and made a monetary donation to the Humane Society for the dogs and cats there. This is where she adopted her cat previously, and says that she likes to make regular donations to help them out because “every little bit helps the animals.”

Day 1: As you can see, all members of the Advize Health Team stay connected and give back to the community in some way. Not only do they give back during the holiday season, but year-round. We, at Advize Health, feel that this is an important quality to have in our team members, and continue to encourage each other to give back to our community in some way.