This #GivingTuesday we recognize the many employees who take time to support members of our communities who are in need. More than 10 years ago, we launched Alkermes in Action, an annual employee volunteer program designed to support volunteer efforts within our local communities:
In 2020, as COVID magnified the issue of food insecurity, our employees transformed their long-running partnership with Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen in Waltham, MA by delivering pre-packaged meals to community members in need. At the same time, our company donated to Feeding America’s COVID-19 response fund and focused on supporting students at risk of food insecurity by donating to Healthy Waltham and the Wilmington School District in Ohio, both efforts aimed at providing needed food to students who normally depend on meals at school.
In Ireland, our history of volunteerism continued, with employees organizing a virtual 5k race in partnership with Pieta House to support people of all ages that are suicidal or at risk of self-harm. We were also proud to support Daffodil Day, the Irish Cancer Society’s annual fundraiser by matching employee contributions to this event, which raises funds each year for cancer research and support in Ireland.
These examples, along with countless others, underscore our fundamental commitment to provide opportunities for employees to give back. In the last ten years, more than 5,000 volunteers have worked with dozens of organizations in service of supporting their local communities. #ALKSInThisTogether