MASPETH, N.Y. — UPS driver and cancer survivor Al Rodriguez brings joy to his local community in New York, including a very special customer on his route. Over the years, he’s built a close-knit relationship with Allie Olsen, a breast cancer survivor while he delivered CVS packages (including medication) and other essentials to her doorstep as she was undergoing chemotherapy. Their powerful friendship, journey and strength is an inspiration and exemplifies the key role that delivery drivers play in the local community.
Al is one of hundreds of UPS and CVS delivery drivers across the country receiving a care package from CVS Health throughout the month of December as a small token of appreciation and to help spread a healthier holiday.
With only 8% of consumers planning to get gifts for service workers (according to a recent trends report), CVS Health is putting the health and wellness of their communities at the forefront. Each package includes a variety of gifts across health and wellness, snacks and everyday items for drivers that work tirelessly through the holiday season. CVS is also encouraging others to take part in the initiative by giving back to their local delivery drivers in any way that they can – whether it be creating a custom care package or a simple “thank you” note or message.