Strengthening Our Communities
Day of Action Engages
On June 6, 2012, 150 BI employees in nine teams supported nonprofit organizations in Western Connecticut by contributing their time and skills to a variety of projects, from sprucing up facilities and grounds, beautifying gardens and trails, building and taking down fences, and helping with painting projects at a variety of sites throughout the community. “BI is very fortunate to have employees who demonstrate our culture of caring each and every day,” says Ann Wainright, who led the volunteer effort. Beneficiaries included an Ability Beyond Disability group home, Ann’s Place, the Marian Anderson Studio for the Danbury Museum and Historical Society, Camp Candlewood, Danbury Youth Services, the Hispanic Center, the Salvation Army, and the Regional YMCA in Bethel.
Supporting Hospice Services
Caring as Art—Literally
Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western Connecticut provides end-of-life care and counseling to families in need. Last year, for instance, the organization made more than 30,000 such visits to area families. Considering the sensitive nature of these visits, the care provided is truly a work of art. For the past 27 years, BI has been proud to host the organization’s signature fundraising event, The Art of Caring. This event attracts hundreds of guests to the BI campus, where they can admire the work of more than 100 artists while enjoying the artistry of local musicians and gourmet fare donated by the area’s finest restaurants. Supporting the work of Regional Hospice and Home Care goes hand-in-hand with Boehringer Ingelheim’s commitment to patients and families, and our support of employee volunteering.