Giving Boldly and growing our social impact
At Bold, we’ve built a company that cares about people. Every day we work with our members to improve their health and wellness and support them in aging well. And in doing this work, we are simultaneously building the world we all deserve to age into. Yet, if we fail to be intentional, far too many people will be left out and unable to access new tools that can improve their lives. That’s why Bold is committed not only to improving the lives of our members, but to supporting efforts that advance health equity and justice more broadly so that everyone has the opportunity and resources to age boldly.
With that in mind, Bold is proud to announce that it is joining Pledge 1%, a global movement to support important non-profit work in local communities. We will be donating one percent of our time (through volunteering) and 1% of our resources, to support organizations that are aligned with our goals to help people age into healthy and vibrant lives. And in a year where unprecedented challenges have caused so much uncertainty and need, this couldn’t be more necessary.
While this pledge is new, our commitment to giving back is not. Last year we helped raise funds for San Francisco’s Meals on Wheels, recognizing that while Bold is a relative newcomer to serving older adults, we are part of a broader movement of organizations that are working to improve the aging experience. This year we kicked off our 1% pledge on December 14 in partnership with San Francisco-based nonprofit A Meal With Dignity to safely prepare and deliver meals to individuals experiencing homelessness. Our team members — who are currently working in different cities across California and the nation — hand-prepared meals that they then distributed to people experiencing homelessness in their community. Bold also made an additional donation to A Meal With Dignity to help them further their mission to provide nutritious meals to those in need.
More people are finding themselves in need than ever before, and it is those who faced the greatest inequities prior to the pandemic, who will pay the highest price. Now, more than ever, we cannot look away, and we must come together to do more.
Bold is committed to doing just that.
As we continue to grow our Bold team and community, we are dedicated to increasing our positive impact and creating a world where healthy aging for all isn’t just an aspiration, but a reality.