Lilly Strengthening Communities

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Lilly Strengthening Communities

Lilly has a long, proud heritage of strengthening the communities where we work and live. We do this through giving, volunteering, and focusing on issues that affect our business, such as education. Furthermore, Lilly has a significant impact in its hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana, in the United States.

At the heart of our efforts to strengthen communities are Lilly employees, who donate not only money, but also their time, energy, expertise, and passion in countless ways. As a company, we actively encourage our employees to volunteer and give, and we develop programs that help them make life better for people around the world.

We partner with the GlobalGiving Foundation to offer Lilly employees across the world a customized website where they can support more than 800 global projects that are helping to advance our corporate responsibility goals in the areas of health, hunger, education, and the environment—and have their donations matched by the Lilly Foundation. Through Lilly Global Giving, our employees may select, contribute to, and follow the progress of global programs that are addressing causes they care about.

As we learn about the needs of people in other countries and support projects that help meet those needs, we will expand our understanding of the world, deepen our empathy for the challenges others face, and become part of a global network that provides solutions beyond medicines.

Content from this campaign

Lessons from Lima: A New Way of Thinking
In 2014, Lilly will send 100 employees from our global operations to serve in impoverished communities across the world as we mark the fourth year of our Connecting Hearts Abroad global employee volunteer program. To date, about 600 Lilly employees have volunteered as ambassadors in Africa, Asia, Central and South America, and Eastern Europe. Many can recall...
Feb 4, 2014 12:45 PM ET
Lilly's 2013 United Way Campaign Exceeds Goals
This guest blog comes from Andrew McLaughlin, communications consultant for Lilly Global Manufacturing and communications chairperson for Lilly's 2013 United Way campaign. At Lilly, we recently completed our 2013 United Way fund-raising campaign. This fund-raiser is an annual opportunity for Lilly employees and retirees across the U.S. and Puerto Rico to support the...
Nov 20, 2013 2:15 PM ET
Children Teach Lilly Volunteer Valuable Lessons
Minnie Guizano was raised to appreciate the value of a good education—both inside and outside the classroom. “My mom, a teacher, told us that the things you don’t learn in school you learn from traveling.” Her love for travel and a passion to teach and give back to others motivated Minnie to apply for the Connecting Hearts Abroad program. “When I found out that I had been...
Oct 25, 2013 11:00 AM ET
Embracing the Spirit of Gratitude
In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy devastated communities along the U.S. eastern seaboard, including neighborhoods in New York and New Jersey. In the storm’s aftermath, Stacy Burdett and millions more endured days with no power. As everyone affected began to assess the damage, Stacy remained calm and grateful—even as her home’s thermostat hovered around 60 degrees and her family could...
Oct 18, 2013 12:15 PM ET
20,000 Employees, One Day of Service
Guest blog from Beth Hunter, associate communications consultant for Lilly Health, Safety, and Environment and communications lead for Lilly's 2013 Global Day of Service. First and foremost, the Global Day of Service is about improving communities where Lilly employees live and work. From projects that addressed ...
Oct 11, 2013 2:45 PM ET