In October, Mallinckrodt employees around the world put their passion for service into action during the company’s second annual global month of service – a month-long initiative where employees dedicate their time and energy to create positive change in local communities worldwide. This year, Mallinckrodt employees mobilized to volunteer nearly 3,000 hours, impacting hundreds of lives in the process.
“Thank you to all our employees who volunteered their time during Global Month of Service,” said Derek Naten, Senior Director, Government Affairs and Advocacy Relations. “It’s our strong desire to serve and improve the lives of others that makes this initiative so special. These endeavors are a powerful demonstration of what we can accomplish when we work together!”
Below are highlights from just a handful of projects that took place during the company’s Global Month of Service which exemplify Mallinckrodt employees’ passion and commitment to improving lives:
Colleagues at Mallinckrodt’s office in Dublin, Ireland helped paint and decorate residents’ rooms at Coolmine Therapeutic Community, a drug and alcohol treatment center providing community, day and residential services to men and women with problematic substance use and their families.
Several teams of employees at Mallinckrodt’s specialty brands headquarters in Bedminster, N.J. spent time helping local community organizations, like the Matheny Medical and Educational Center and the Midland School, with indoor classroom projects and outdoor cleaning efforts. Both organizations provide educational, health and life services support to individuals with a variety of developmental disabilities.
Others spent the morning volunteering for Duke Farms Foundation supporting habitat regeneration, planting native plants in a section of the 2,700-acre property located in Hillsborough. Duke Farms is a leader in environmental stewardship and inspires visitors to become informed stewards of the land.
Many teams chose to volunteer their time at local animal shelters across the county, socializing and walking dogs, cleaning kennels, sorting donations and yard work.
Two groups of employees on Mallinckrodt’s campus in Hazelwood, Mo., spent time supporting causes of low-income families with babies and toddlers at Nurses for Newborns and the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank. The teams helped count, sort and wrap diapers to send to the organization’s community partners, and prepared inspirational notes to include in the packages.
A large team of employees exchanged their desktops for vision screening tools, testing the vision of roughly 400 children at a local elementary school. They served as the arms and legs of a program called Kids Vision for Life St. Louis, which provides free screenings, eye exams and prescription eyewear to children whose families otherwise can’t afford these services.
Employees also participated in service projects to help adults and at-risk youth struggling with homelessness. Teams volunteered at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, an organization that provides permanent supportive housing for women experiencing chronic homelessness and substance use disorders; at New Beginnings, which collects unwanted furniture and household items and distributes it to individuals and families that are getting their first apartment after being homeless; and the Covenant House, an organization that helps more than 18,000 homeless, runaway and trafficked youth in Atlanta.
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