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Giving Back To The Community: Pearl River, NY Edition
Pearl River, New York is home to one of Pfizer’s Research and Development sites. The colleagues based here are mainly focused on vaccines and oncology research.
Beyond their day jobs, many colleagues have generously given their time to support community organizations that they are passionate about. Below is a snapshot of some of the local organizations that have been impacted.
People to People food bank -- Nanuet, NY
Pfizer employees in Pearl River, NY donated 1,328 pounds of non-perishable food items to the People to People food bank in Nanuet recently. The donation, valued at $3,718, will help People to People provide meals to struggling households in Rockland County.
United Way of Rockland -- NY
Volunteers from the Pfizer Pearl River site turned out in record number to work at Vision Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired camp during United Way of Rockland’s 2017 spring and fall days of Caring.
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital -- Valhalla, NY
During the annual [email protected] event held at the company’s North Middletown Road location, 85 children and 70 colleague volunteers participated in a toy drive and made cards for youngsters at the hospital.
Birthright of Rockland County -- Nanuet, NY & Westchester-Rockland Project Linus
A Pfizer colleague got the idea from her daughter’s school project. Three years later, it has resulted in nearly 50 Pearl River colleagues donating almost 300 baby blankets – most of them handmade -- to various organizations in the Rockland County area for the benefit of low-income families.
Susan G. Komen Foundation -- Dallas, TX
Nearly 50 Pfizer Pearl River colleagues and family members joined a larger Pfizer group that participated in the Susan G. Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure recently to show support to women and their families dealing with breast cancer.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society -- Rye Brook, NY
A group of 11 Pfizer colleagues – the majority based in Pearl River –participated in this year’s New York City Marathon to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).