In keeping with its purpose of providing hope and care for better tomorrows, AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy recently launched AllianceCares, the specialty and home delivery pharmacy’s new corporate giving program. As part of Giving Tuesday on Nov. 29, team members designated St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as the first recipient of proceeds from the program’s semi-annual giving campaign.
Tuck Tucker, chief human resources officer of AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy, said that the new program encourages team members to give to charities that further the company’s purpose, vision and values. “We want to give back to the communities where we live and serve,” Tucker said. “With team members and patients throughout the United States, it is our honor to give back where it matters most.”
Twice a year, team members select a charity to support across the organization. “Through AllianceCares, we are expanding our support to those impacted by rare and chronic conditions and increasing our advocacy in communities that reflect issues personal to our team members and impactful to our neighborhoods,” Tucker said.
AllianceCares has identified local and national organizations across the country to support. Local organizations include disease-supporting charities, 501(c)3 charities and disaster relief, humanitarian or local supporting organizations; providers of civic and community outreach or located in proximity to AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy facilities.
AllianceCares helps national organizations by supporting the creation of patient and caregiver educational content and helping raise awareness about conditions and available resources. National organizations are typically healthcare related organizations supporting patients living with chronic, complex or rare conditions through education and engagement resources for patients and caregivers.
AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy also offers company matching. “When team members donate to one of our chosen national or local charities, we will match contributions dollar for dollar on donations of $25 to $250 per charitable organization, per team member for the year,” Tucker said.
Tucker said that whether working from home or on-site, AllianceCares allows its team members to make a difference within their communities. “Our goal is to provide our team members with relevant and impactful opportunities to give back to their communities in more ways than one," Tucker said.