Working together to build a healthier community for all of us.

Kaiser Permanente believes when we collaborate and support each other, our work improves the quality of health and life in our communities.

We are dedicated to total health of body, mind, and spirit, and we pursue efforts that broaden access to the highest quality care for people when they need it. We believe all of us deserve to live healthy lives in our homes, our workplaces, and our neighborhoods. That’s why, for more than 70 years, we have worked to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.

We accomplish this work in countless ways, from funding knowledge and resource sharing programs that address health disparities to providing assistance with health care costs to people in need. Our commitment is exhibited in the many ways we reach out and work with others to build a healthy future for all.

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There are moments that inspire. Moments that touch your heart, open your eyes or inspire action. Often a single moment can achieve all three.

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  1. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, center, and other volunteers help support the beautification project at Abraham Lincoln High School.
  2. Educational Theatre staff and students from Barrett Elementary School paint a mural outside the new upper elementary school library.
  3. Kaiser Permanente employees gathered more than 1,000 pounds of Marsh grapefruit in Riverside that will be distributed to a local food bank.
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Helping Those in Need

“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.”

In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s inspiring words, hundreds of Kaiser Permanente physicians and employees partnered with community organizations nationwide on Martin Luther King Day to help those in need in the communities we serve.

In Southern California, community building and improvement activities ranged from supporting school beautification projects, food and pet food drives, and homeless counts to determine where homeless persons can best be served, to assembling dental care kits that will be donated to families through the Watts Counseling and Learning Center.

At Charles W. Barrett Elementary School in Los Angeles, 50 staff from the Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre program and the Watts Counseling and Learning Center, along with 40 school staff, students and community members, cleared out planters, planted native California plants, cleaned classrooms, and painted murals and desks for the upper elementary library. The school will debut the results of everyone’s hard work at a special unveiling of the revamped space on March 9.

At Kaiser Permanente’s regional offices in Pasadena, staff collected and donated:

  • More than 2,600 pounds of food and over 500 pounds of pet food to Foothill Unity Center in Pasadena.
  • More than 40 “Welcome Home” baskets, over 60 hygiene kits, and three large boxes of personal hygiene items to Union Station Homeless Services in Pasadena to assist individuals and families who are transitioning to a home and becoming self-sufficient.

These results and more demonstrate how getting involved is a valuable and fun way for people to make a difference in their communities. To learn more about other volunteering opportunities year-round, please visit