WorldCare ‘adopts’ a family for the holidays

WorldCare ‘adopts’ a local family in need this holiday season


BOSTON, Dec. 18, 2015


WorldCare International, Inc. (WorldCare) ‘adopted’ a local family in need this season, donating holiday gifts in partnership with The South Boston Neighborhood House to a family in need.


WorldCare’s employees came together this holiday season to support a family in need in the South Boston area. After being given a wish list of items, WorldCare was able to donate toys, and clothing to a family in the South Boston area. The donations were given to The South Boston Neighborhood House, which will facilitate the delivery of the gifts. The South Boston Neighborhood House is the oldest continuously-operated community based non-profit in South Boston and has been operational for 113 years.


WorldCare adopts a family for the holidays
“‘Money is always tight especially at the holidays, with raising two children under the age of four. I work hard but it seems I can never get ahead. Any help at this time is greatly appreciated,” shared the family’s mother.
“Our WorldCare team did not hesitate to come together to make a difference for this family this holiday season. We have such a compassionate team of employees, who put other’s needs ahead of their own time and time again, and seeing them rally around helping this family just exemplifies this further. We truly hope it brings a bit of happiness to them,” said Tina Karas, Director of Marketing, WorldCare International, Inc.
“So far to date we have matched 257 families with a donation this holiday season. There is a deep need in South Boston for this type of service. This speaks to the poverty in South Boston but this also speaks to the willingness of community members and individuals to step up and help others. Every single family has been matched. It is amazing that we’ve been able to do this and that WorldCare was able to assist us in our mission,” said Kathy Lafferty, Executive Director, South Boston Neighborhood House.


WorldCare delivers gifts to South Boston Neighborhood House
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About WorldCare International, Inc.

WorldCare’s mission is to improve the quality of health care worldwide by maximizing timely, efficient and strategic access to the best in health care. For over 20 years, WorldCare has empowered members and physicians with the clinical information and resources needed to make more informed medical decisions. WorldCare’s online medical second opinion service does this by digitally connecting millions of members worldwide with specialists at world-class medical centers within the WorldCare Consortium®. These teams of specialists and sub-specialists, with the experience that best matches each member’s needs, review the member’s medical records and diagnostics, confirm the diagnosis, recommend optimal treatments and empower members and their treating physicians with the information and resources needed to make informed medical decisions. WorldCare’s services are available through health plans, employers or insurers.


About The South Boston Neighborhood House

The Mission of the South Boston Neighborhood House (The Ollie) is “to support family and neighborhood life in South Boston.”

Guiding Principles:

  • To positively impact the lives of South Bostonians
  • To reach out and meet the needs of families experiencing social and economic stress; to be a safety net for our community’s most vulnerable residents
  • To be viewed as a safe haven for children and families and elderly adults where social interaction, supervision, age-appropriate activities and learning opportunities are ever-present
  • To promote, encourage and develop healthy and whole families, literacy and school readiness, academic success and college preparedness, social, civic and life skills, health and wellness and independent living