Mott Corporation Health Ambassador Volunteers Prepare 1,000 Bags of Personal Care Items for Wheeler Patients
Mott Corporation Health Ambassadors spent the afternoon with Wheeler on February 28, filling 1,000 bags with personal care items, from deodorant to toothpaste and more, for individuals and families in our care who may need these items due to homelessness, chronic illness, financial hardship, or other reasons.
“Our partnership with Wheeler deeply connects our employee-owners with the needs of the community,” said Boris Levin, President & CEO of Mott Corporation. “When you are literally providing basic needs items to neighbors who could use the help, it brings back home the message that we are all part of something much bigger than ourselves. The Health Ambassadors that volunteer in conjunction with Wheeler exemplify the Mott core value of caring deeply.”
This project was made possible through philanthropic support from our donors. Wheeler’s Basic Needs Fund provides resources to address needs such as: food, transportation, clothing, shelter, medications, or other items or activities that cannot be accessed through our patients’ own resources and/or community-based programs.
The bags will be distributed to patients at Wheeler’s community health centers in Bristol, Hartford, New Britain, and Waterbury in the coming weeks.
“Mott’s employees are part of our team, and they show over and over that they not only support us philanthropically, but with their work and sweat,” said Sabrina Trocchi, PhD, MPA, Wheeler President and Chief Executive Officer. “There is no way we could have assembled 1,000 bags in two hours by ourselves, and it gives us a chance to connect with each other, work side-by-side and personally do the work we’re all so passionate about.”
For more information about Wheeler’s Basic Needs Fund, click here. To learn more about the remarkable partnership with Mott Corporation, click here.
Wheeler Family Health & Wellness Centers
Wheeler’s Family Health & Wellness Centers in Hartford, Bristol, New Britain, and Waterbury are community health centers that provide medical and dental care for the whole family, as well as behavioral health care and referral and linkages to specialty services.
Wheeler’s Family Health & Wellness Centers in Hartford, Bristol, and New Britain are funded in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an operating division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Wheeler is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).
Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial health insurance welcome. No patient will be denied health care services due to an individual’s inability to pay for services.
Improvements to the Family Health & Wellness Center in Hartford are supported in part by the State of Connecticut Nonprofit Grant Program, the Connecticut Health & Educational Facilities Authority, the Maximilian E. and Marion O. Hoffman Foundation, and the Ensworth Charitable Foundation. Additional support is provided by Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation.
Wheeler’s Family Health & Wellness Center in Bristol receives additional support from the United Way of West Central Connecticut.
Wheeler provides comprehensive solutions that address complex health issues, providing individuals, families and communities with accessible, innovative care that encourages health, recovery and growth at all stages of life. Our integrated approach to primary and behavioral health, education and recovery creates measurable results, positive outcomes and hopeful tomorrows for more than 30,000 individuals across Connecticut each year: www.wheelerclinic.org