*The following article is part of a series of stories highlighting how Mallinckrodt employees gave back to their communities throughout October, as part of our Global Month of Service.
Mallinckrodt Employees Help Make a Difference in the Lives of Developmentally Disabled Individuals
Employees at Mallinckrodt’s specialty brands headquarters in Bedminster, N.J., spent time helping local community organizations that provide educational, health and life services support to individuals with a variety of developmental disabilities. The volunteer activities were part of 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.
A Day of Service at the Midland School
Mallinckrodt employee teams spent the day at The Midland School, a nonprofit organization serving individuals (ages 3 through 21) with developmental and intellectual disabilities in North Branch, N.J. This is the second consecutive year that Mallinckrodt sent volunteers to the site.
Part of the Mallinckrodt team worked at the Patricia Murphy Work Center on the campus, which is a training and employment facility for Midland’s students. Midland helps to secure various contract jobs that provide paid opportunities for its students. Employees helped the students complete their jobs — including sorting and counting to-go food containers and labeling burn cream with an expiration date for first-aid kits.
“Interacting with the students reminded you of the essentials – the importance of humanity, caring, love and support,” said Janice Johnston, Vice President of Global Procurement for Mallinckrodt. “Midland’s dedicated staff does remarkable work.”
Supporting Matheny Medical and Educational Center
Another group of Mallinckrodt volunteers spent time at the Matheny Medical and Educational Center in the neighboring community of Peapack, N.J. The site is home to a special hospital and school for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities.
Volunteers went to the Matheny campus where they worked alongside children doing classroom projects and activities, such as cooking, pottery and painting, as well as cleaning up the inside and outside of the facility.
“It was a highly rewarding experience for everyone involved. We all have tremendous respect for the work of the Matheny staff, and they were grateful to have our help,” said Kevin Karol, Senior Director, Information Technology. “Having an opportunity to work together to positively impact our community brought us closer together as a team.”
For more information about each organization, please visit:
- The Midland School – https://midlandschool.org/
- Matheny Medical and Educational Center – http://www.matheny.org/
To learn more about Mallinckrodt’s corporate responsibility efforts visit http://mallinckrodt.com/corporate-responsibility. #MNKGivesBack