MDwise donates over 1,500 winter clothing items for Rueben Engagement Center clients

12/12/2019
 
MDwise recently participated in a “War of the Floors” clothing drive. Employees on both floors at MDwise’s corporate office competed to see which floor could donate the most new or gently used winter clothing items for clients of the Reuben Engagement Center.
 
The Reuben Engagement Center provides shelter, case management, mental health evaluations, and housing referrals to individuals experiencing homelessness who have substance abuse disorder and/or mental health diagnoses.
 
The original goal was to collect 100 items of clothing per floor, but generous MDwise employees donated 580 items in the first week.
 
“I was so proud of our staff for widely exceeding our goal from the beginning,” said Theresa Fox, Vice President, Customer and Provider Services. “and due to this early achievement, we knew we could do even more for Reuben Engagement Center clients, so we increased our goal to 800 items.
 
Ultimately, MDwise employees donated 1,513 clothing, coats, hats, gloves and more to help keep homeless individuals warm. The second floor was able to donate a total of 911 items, with the third floor donating 602. As a result, the second floor got a free week of wearing jeans at the office, which is something that the employees at MDwise treasure.

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About MDwise

MDwise is an Indiana-licensed nonprofit health maintenance organization offering health care benefits to 300,000 Medicaid members. Since 1994 MDwise has provided access to compassionate, high-quality, coordinated health care and education to Medicaid members in communities across Indiana.
 
MDwise is a provider-owned health plan with a large network of doctors, specialists and hospitals located throughout the state. By meeting the basic requirements of the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA’s) rigorous standards for consumer protection and quality improvement, MDwise was awarded NCQA’s accreditation status of Accredited for service and clinical quality.

Ninety-seven percent of MDwise members surveyed would recommend MDwise to their family and friends. For more information, visit MDwise.org.