UnitedHealthcare And Magic Johnson Foundation Hosted Three Holiday Hope Events Over The Weekend In Detroit, Flint And Lansing Providing More Than 5,000 Michigan Families With Food, Coats, Toys, Holiday Trimmings And Essential Living Items. This Marked The Fourth Year UnitedHealthcare Sponsored Holiday Hope. (Photo: Ken Jones)

Magic Johnson Foundation and UnitedHealthcare held three Holiday Hope events over the weekend that provided Michigan families in Detroit, Flint and Lansing with food, coats, toys, holiday trimmings and essential living items.

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UnitedHealthcare and Magic Johnson Foundation hosted three Holiday Hope events over the weekend in D ...

UnitedHealthcare and Magic Johnson Foundation hosted three Holiday Hope events over the weekend in Detroit, Flint and Lansing providing more than 5,000 Michigan families with food, coats, toys, holiday trimmings and essential living items. This marked the fourth year UnitedHealthcare sponsored Holiday Hope. (Photo: Ken Jones)

Nearly 5,000 families participated in Holiday Hope events in Detroit at Second Ebenezer Church, Flint at Flint Northwestern High School and Lansing at Everett High School. Volunteers from UnitedHealthcare, Magic Johnson Foundation and other partner organizations joined community leaders in distributing items to local families.

This is the fourth year Magic Johnson Foundation and UnitedHealthcare partnered on this relief effort to support distressed Michigan families during the holiday season.

"Since 2014, Holiday Hope has served nearly 30,000 Michigan residents with nearly $2 million worth of food, turkeys, toys, coats and personal-care items," said Johnson, founder of Magic Johnson Foundation and Michigan native. "UnitedHealthcare and other community partners have joined us in bringing hope and cheer to Michigan communities. I couldn't enjoy the holidays without providing some help to families in the state where I grew up."

"The Magic Johnson Foundation is well known for its work in these cities and engages locally to help improve our communities' health, wellness and quality of life," said Dennis Mouras, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Michigan. "We are grateful for the opportunity to support Magic Johnson Foundation and Holiday Hope."

UnitedHealthcare has donated more than $550,000 to support Holiday Hope and is the largest multiyear corporate grant partner to Magic Johnson Foundation.

About the Magic Johnson Foundation The Magic Johnson Foundation, founded by basketball legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson is a 501(c) (3) organization that was established in 1991 as a grantmaker and to raise funds for community-based organizations focused on HIV/AIDS education and prevention. The organization has since expanded its mission and now develops programs that address the educational, health and social needs of ethnically diverse urban communities. MJF has donated over $14 Million to underserved communities since inception. For more information about the Magic Johnson Foundation, visit http://magicjohnson.org.

About UnitedHealthcare UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with 1 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @UHC on Twitter.

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