Sustaining goodness through volunteerism
Volunteering our time furthers expands the goodness we create. Throughout our Company’s history, our associates have volunteered locally. A formal volunteer policy was established in 2021 that provides a global process to empower associates to participate in service activities aligned to our giving strategy.
Associates created STEM kits for Foundation grantees Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, and the Philadelphia Boys and Girls Club. Each kit provides fun, hands-on learning and exploration for students in grades K-6 to do at home or school.
Avantor associates created 500 hygiene kits for Avantor Foundation grantee Project HOME, a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based nonprofit focused on empowering adults, children and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty.
Approximately 30 Avantor associates at our Bridgewater Innovation Center made 150 straw tower STEM kits to promote STEM learning opportunities in local communities throughout northern New Jersey. The kits were delivered to the Hudson County Boys and Girls Club in Jersey City, where six of our associates engaged with students and answered questions about STEM careers.
The Avantor Foundation organized volunteer opportunities for Company associates in the United States, United Kingdom, and Ireland to work with Stemettes, a Foundation grantee, to inspire young women to pursue STEM careers.