50 nonprofit organizations benefit from Medline Month of Service

By Medline Newsroom Staff | November 29, 2022

Environmental, Social & Governance

50 nonprofit organizations benefit from Medline Month of Service

Program reflects company’s ongoing commitment to health equity

Medline Month of Service 2022

Hundreds of Medline employees volunteered more than 1,000 hours to aid 50 nonprofit organizations during the company’s second annual Month of Service in November.

Medline’s Month of Service encourages and incentivizes company employees to participate in organized volunteer activities – in person or virtual – throughout the month of November. Employees can choose from a list of Medline-organized volunteer events, find a volunteer opportunity through a matching database or on their own, or donate to select organizations. Among the highlights of the 2022 Month of Service:

Northern Illinois Food Bank

Medline volunteers packed 6,750 pounds of food at the Northern Illinois Food Bank

This year’s event also included a “Dress for Success Donation Drive,” sponsored by the Medline Women’s Employee Resource Group; a Craft Day benefitting community members with disabilities in partnership with TotalLink2 Community; and an American Red Cross blood donation drive.

“During the Month of Service and throughout the year, Medline employees lead the way in helping to improve the health and well-being of communities in need, including those where we live and work,” said Medline Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Senior Manager Evelyn Miller. “We are proud of their ongoing commitment in addressing social determinants of health – the social, economic and environmental conditions that influence disparities in health status and care.”

“During the Month of Service and throughout the year, Medline employees lead the way in helping to improve the health and well-being of communities in need, including those where we live and work.”

Evelyn Miller, Medline Senior Manager, ESG

Evelyn Miller

Medline Senior Manager, ESG

Participation in Month of Service activities is not mandatory; however, employees who volunteer can earn up to $250 for donation to the charity served through the “Dollars for Doer’s” program. In addition, employees who are making a difference in their communities through volunteerism, fundraising or nonprofit board service also can nominate a charity to receive up to $3,000 through Medline’s Employee Recognition Program.

Employee Recognition Program grant recipients

This year, the 15 nonprofits receiving grants on behalf of “outstanding employees that exemplify Medline’s values” ($45,000, total) are: Alderwood-Terrace Rotary Club in Lynwood, Washington; Aspiritech, Highland Park, Illinois; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona, Tucson, Arizona; Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, Boulder, Colorado; Feed My Starving Children, Coon Rapids, Minnesota; Hispanic American Community Education and Services (HACES), Waukegan, Illinois; Kimberly Home, Clearwater, Florida; Kirk Players, Mundelein, Illinois; Mothers Trust Foundation, Lake Forest, Illinois; My Density Matters, Hawthorn Woods, Illinois; Oasis of Mercy Food Pantry, Mechanicsburg, Ohio; Pads Lake County, Waukegan, Illinois; Tutoring Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; United Way of Lake County, Gurnee, Illinois; and Youth & Opportunity United, Evanston, Illinois.

The Month of Service is part of Medline’s Community Impact program, which works to address social determinants of health in the communities where employees live and work. The company’s Medline Service Corps volunteers their time and talents to advance health equity locally and abroad, and the company’s Medline CARES (Community, Action, Resources, Education and Solutions) program invests human and financial resources in markets where Medline has a presence. In 2021, 950 Service Corps members and 1,327 unique employee volunteers provided more than 6,800 volunteer hours valued at $205,127, and made donations totaling $81,270.

Learn more about how Medline is making a difference in our communities.

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