The 2014 Show of Hands campaign kicked off today in Skaneateles, New York, at the headquarters of Welch Allyn, a medical diagnostic device company… and a big supporter of Heart to Heart International (HHI). This is the 5th year for the Show of Hands, a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) effort, where employees can take the day to volunteer and work on service projects, like building thousands of Heart to Heart Care Kits!
At the very first Show of Hands – Welch Allyn employees worked in a tent under the pouring rain and built 2,100 Care Kits. In 2013, in it’s 4th year – employees built 10,000 Care Kits at the home office and 5,000 in another location in Oregon.
Now, as this is being written, 280 employees are hard at work putting HHI Care Kits together – with a goal of 15,000 in one day at one location. They’ve already put 10K+ together in their first shift!
According to David Allyn, Director of CSR for Welch Allyn, working with a trusted partner like HHI, they know their efforts result in getting care to those in need. He also said, the Show of Hands is a great opportunity for team-building among the staff.
A number of companies were involved in making this event happen by donating the needed supplies to make the kits:
- Seneca Medical
- Owens & Minor
- NDC, Inc
- Cardinal Health
- Henry Schein – who came through, when supplies came up short, with 5,000 tubes of toothpaste just in time.
But the folks at Welch Allyn aren’t done helping after today. The next Welch Allyn Show of Hands is a West Coast event in July in Beaverton, Oregon, where employees will certainly rise to the occasion to build a lot of Care Kits.
Many, many thanks to all involved for helping, we honestly couldn’t do what we do without them.