Shire Provides Community Support for those in Need

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Shire Provides Community Support for those in Need

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 3:00pm

CONTENT: Blog

Every year we invest in local projects designed to make a difference to disadvantaged young people and their families. This includes supporting projects that provide career inspiration for students with special needs to donating surplus supplies of much needed equipment to schools. In 2015, we continued our support for Cotting School—a special education school for students aged three to 22 with learning, communication, and physical disabilities, based near our US Operational Headquarters in Lexington, MA.

This year, we donated a further $25,000 to Project Bridges. This program offers student placements in local businesses to explore realistic career options while gaining vocational experience and developing social skills. Building on the success of the program in 2013 and 2014, we provided two more internships in 2015 for upper school students at Shire’s mailroom. In addition, we donated excess office supplies to the school for use in writing and language arts classes.

To read more, visit Shire's 2015 Annual Reponsibility Report.

Keywords: Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives | Corporate Social Responsibility | Cotting School | Education | Internships | Project Bridges | Research, Reports & Publications | Shire Pharmaceuticals | career services | job placement | school supplies

CONTENT: Blog