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#PfizerColleagues celebrate International Volunteer Day 2017 by donating time to 25 non-profit organizations

05/12/17

KIRKLAND (Quebec), December 5, 2017 – Pfizer Canada’s corporate volunteer day #GiveAHand Day took almost 400 colleagues away from their desks and into the community to support 25 non-profit organizations in the greater Montreal and Toronto area to mark International Volunteer Day 2017.

“Following our annual Giving Campaign where Pfizer matches donations colleagues make to United Way/Centraide and West Island Community Shares, this annual day of service is an opportunity for colleagues to donate something that can be just as valuable as money – their time,” explains Rhonda O’Gallagher, Vice-president, Corporate Affairs.

Colleagues donated nearly 1600 volunteer hours today to organize, clean, paint, build, bake, wrap, knit, fold laundry, serve meals, sort donated goods & food items, carry out one-on-one activities with the elderly, pack humanitarian medical kits, spread Holiday cheer and so much more to needy members of the communities where colleagues live and work.

Teams of colleagues registered to spend the day with the following organizations:

Montreal area:

  • Animatch
  • Centre de bénévolat et Moisson de Laval
  • CHSLD Denis-Benjamin Viger
  • Dans la rue
  • Health Partners International of Canada
  • La Maison Benoit Labre
  • Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation
  • Make-A-Wish / Fais-Un-Voeu Quebec
  • Welcome Hall Mission
  • Moisson Montréal
  • Old Brewery Mission
  • St-Antoine 50+ Community Centre
  • The Teapot 50 +
  • West-Island Mission
  • West-Island Palliative Care Residence
  • West Island Association for the Intellectually Handicapped (Valois)
  • Montreal Oral School for the Deaf
  • Ste-Anne's Hospital
  • VOBOC

Toronto area:

  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Toronto
  • Services and Housing in the Province
  • MICBA Forum Italia Community Services, Forum Italia Seniors' Resident
  • Mississauga Furniture Bank
  • Regeneration Outreach Community
  • Health Partners International of Canada
  • Volunteer MBC

 

About Pfizer Canada Inc.

Pfizer Canada Inc. is the Canadian operation of Pfizer Inc., one of the world's leading biopharmaceutical companies. Our diversified health care portfolio includes some of the world’s best known and most prescribed medicines, vaccines and consumer health products. Every day, Pfizer Canada employees work to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve patients’ lives. We apply science and our global resources to improve the health and well-being of Canadians at every stage of life. Our commitment is reflected in everything we do, from our disease awareness initiatives to our community partnerships. To learn more about Pfizer Canada, visit pfizer.ca or you can follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/PfizerCA) or Facebook (facebook.com/Pfizer.Canada). For more information about our community partnerships, visit: http://www.pfizer.ca/helping-communities

 

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