On today’s National Day of Service and Remembrance, thousands of Americans including Boehringer Ingelheim employees will unite in community service across the US. At BI, this service is part of our culture and a proof point of our commitment to make more health and strengthen communities.
Beginning today in Ridgefield and running through the fall, BI employees will engage in a number of skills-based community projects as part of the Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation “Skills for More Health” volunteer program. Through this initiative, employees choose causes that are important to them and donate their time and skills to help strengthen our communities.
We believe that by leveraging our workplace skills to help nonprofits meet their objectives, we increase our impact in communities and provide more health. We piloted this program in 2012 and are expanding it this year across the U.S. to address the unmet needs of our communities and help increase the capacity of local nonprofits.
There’s something in this for employees, too. Through this service, they have the opportunity to expand their external networks and invest in their professional development while showing their passion to make more health.
The series of events will kick-off today in Danbury, CT with a free seminar for employees of Connecticut nonprofits on the topic of “What Nonprofits Need to Know to be Lawful, Effective and Compliant.” Other projects will include collaborations with nonprofits including Ashoka, Ann’s Place and TBICO, as well as local schools. For more information on each project and for live updates, please follow us on twitter at: @BoehringerUS
Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation wants to thank each of our employees who are participating in “Skills for More Health” this fall. Through their service, we hope to help build healthier communities.