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#PfizerColleagues celebrate International Volunteer Day 2018 by donating time to non-profit organizations across Canada


KIRKLAND (Quebec), December 5, 2018 – Pfizer Canada's annual corporate volunteer day, #GiveAHand Day, sent 350 colleagues away from their desks and into the community to support 30 non-profit organizations in the greater Montreal, Toronto and Calgary areas to mark International Volunteer Day 2018.

“Our community investments are made up not only of funding to local community organizations, but also through colleagues’ commitment to volunteering today and throughout the year. I’m proud to see so many #PfizerColleagues rolling-up their sleeves across the country and helping out on this day in the communities where they live and work,” explains Rhonda O’Gallagher, Vice-president, Corporate Affairs.

Colleagues donated 1,400 volunteer hours today to organize, clean, paint, build, bake, fold laundry, serve meals, sort donated goods & food items, carry out one-on-one activities with the elderly, spread Holiday cheer and so much more to support the needs of the community.  

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

Montreal area:

  • Animatch
  • Carrefour d’Entraide Lachine
  • Centre de bénévolat et Moisson de Laval
  • Compagnons de Montréal
  • Coup De Pouce Centre-Sud
  • Maison de Quartier de Villeray
  • Maison Marguerite de Montréal
  • Moisson Montréal
  • Old Brewery Mission
  • Passages
  • Patro Le Prevost
  • Pause Famille
  • Santropol Roulant
  • St-Antoine 50+ Community Centre
  • Ste-Anne's Hospital
  • The Teapot 50 +
  • Welcome Hall Mission
  • West Island Association for the Intellectually Handicapped
  • West Island Assistance Fund
  • West Island Mission
  • West Island Palliative Care Residence

Toronto area:

  • Indus Community Services
  • Malton Village Long-Term Care
  • Meals on Wheels
  • MICBA Forum Italia Community Services, Forum Italia Seniors' Resident
  • Mississauga Furniture Bank
  • Seva Food Bank

Calgary area:

  • CUPS – Most Important Meal



About Pfizer Canada

Pfizer Canada 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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