Health & Human Services

In times of crisis, the Pioneers are there to help. From stocking food banks during natural disasters to providing gifts for children in need during the holidays, no need is too big or too small.

The Hug-A-Bears program is a decades old Pioneers project that provides soft, cuddly bears for children who are in traumatic situations. These bears ride along with police and firefighters across the United States and Canada. The bears have also been spotted in hospitals and nursing homes, providing comfort and a reminder of the Pioneer spirit.

Dish It Up is a massive volunteer initiative to provides families in need with healthy food. Pioneers collect healthy, nutritious, nonperishable food donations for local food banks. Filling backpacks with healthy snacks or easy to prepare weekend food for children is one of the shining examples of how the Pioneers answer the call of those in need in their community.

Health & Human Services Stories

It’s a Wrap! Pioneers Delivered over the Holidays

Pioneers across the country have a pretty simple mission when it comes to volunteering during the holiday season.... Continue Reading

Pioneers Host Children’s Shoe Parties in Style

When the Pioneers team up with leading discount shoe stores to host shoe parties for disadvantaged kids, everyone leaves with not only warm feet, but full hearts.... Continue Reading

Heroes Deserve A Special Day

Many of our Pioneers strive to support our veterans not just on one day, but throughout the entire year.... Continue Reading

Wrapped in Love and a Bear Hug

Teddy bears are synonymous with childhood. For many kids, they are soft, cuddly friends to play and sleep with – or simply shower with hugs and kisses.... Continue Reading

Pioneers Sew Up Special Deliveries in Ohio

Pioneer heroes have partnered with the United Service Organization (USO) to embrace the military community in northern Ohio.... Continue Reading

Therapy Oriented Tricycle

For those of us who can walk or run or ride a bicycle, it’s easy to take those things for granted. But for a child with mobility impairments, the smallest step can be an unimaginable accomplishment.... Continue Reading

Empowering Girls to Get in the Game

On a sweltering day in the heart of Chicago last summer, over 120 young girls were having way too much fun playing in a local park to feel the heat.... Continue Reading

Back to School Means Pioneers Are Back to Work — Packing and Delivering Backpacks

August brings the dog days of summer as well as the last few days of freedom for millions of children — and the dreaded back-to-school shopping.... Continue Reading

Making a Difference

What was so special about October 28, 2017? It was the 301st day of the year and Make a Difference Day, one of the largest annual single-days of service nationwide.... Continue Reading