Los Angeles - - Partnering with Job Training, Global healthcare company, Baxter BioScience created a customized training curriculum for employees who would be directly affected by a three-month long renovation at its Los Angeles facility. The curriculum, which included “Leadership Essentials” and courses contextualized for Bioscience, included several dates where employees donated their time to local nonprofits.
More than 100 Baxter employees volunteered their time at the Los Angeles Food Bank, Meet Each Need with Dignity (M.E.N.D.), and TreePeople over the course of six weeks. Danny Carmichael, park forestry manager at TreePeople (an environmental nonprofit),spoke about what Baxter BioScience and Job Training accomplished with their combined efforts. “We potted up 200 shade trees, which will be planted in parks and at schools in South Los Angeles and in the North East San Fernando Valley, two of the most tree-poor areas of LA, to provide shade and fresh air to those neighborhoods. We also potted up 100 fruit trees which will be planted at schools and public orchards . . . to provide fresh, healthy food to families.”
Describing the Baxter employees as professional, punctual, and personable, Carmichael was especially impressed with their level of commitment. “Thanks to their efficiency and teamwork, Baxter employees finished this job nearly three hours early, without sacrificing on quality. The trees look great!” he declared.
MEND is the largest poverty agency in the Valley, devoted to breaking the bonds of poverty by providing basic human needs and a pathway to self-reliance. The organization has been successfully helping San Fernando Valley residents since the 1970s.
Job Training has a long-standing record of serving both the community as well as the training needs of Baxter BioScience and other local businesses.
The Baxter employees volunteering at Tree People