Medline volunteers support communities during 2023 Month of Service

Medline volunteers support communities during 2023 Month of Service

By Medline Newsroom Staff | November 28, 2023

Environmental, Social & Governance

Medline volunteers support communities during 2023 Month of Service

Program highlights company’s ongoing commitment to address health equity

Medline Month of Service volunteers at Feed My Starving Children

On November 1, giant cardboard donation bins popped up in several of Medline’s corporate offices. Throughout the month, employees filled them with essential items that would be donated to Chicago’s Cradles to Crayons and Meals on Wheels. These were just two of the 27 volunteer events that Medline supported during the company’s third annual Month of Service in November.

Medline’s Month of Service encourages and incentivizes company employees to participate in a variety of in-person and virtual volunteer opportunities. This year, so far, hundreds of Medline employees, along with friends and family members, have volunteered more than 1,500 hours to aid 23 nonprofit organizations.

Through the company’s platform for employee volunteerism and giving, employees can choose from a list of Medline-organized volunteer events, find a volunteer opportunity through a matching database, organize their own event, or donate to select organizations.

Highlights of the 2023 Month of Service:

  • Packing 36,072 meals, enough to feed 98 kids a daily meal for a year experiencing malnutrition for one year, for Feed My Starving Children.
  • Packing food to provide essential meals for families through the Northern Illinois Food Bank.
  • Donating blood to Vitalant Blood Donation at four blood drives around the country, enough to help 303 people.
  • Creating dozens of cards that offered positive wishes for seniors and individuals with disabilities receiving Meals on Wheels services.
  • Donating a van full of clothes, hygiene, and other necessities for children in need with Cradles to Crayons.
  • Traveling to Honduras to support the work of our partner nonprofit organization, One World Surgery.
Medline Month of Service volunteers at Cradles to Crayons

Once again, the Medline Women’s Employee Resource Group sponsored several Month of Service events that benefited Lake County Haven, a nonprofit that empowers homeless women and their children to achieve permanent, independent living. At one event, volunteers assembled hot cocoa kits, lovingly wrapped with ribbons and candy canes. At another, happening November 30, 100 Medline employees will assemble 30 holiday baskets, chock-full of gifts and goodies, from winter mittens and hats to gourmet chocolates.

“During the Month of Service and throughout the year, Medline employees lend their time and talent to facilitating positive social change and helping improve the health and well-being of communities in need,” said Medline Senior Philanthropy Manager Karen Frey.

“Through these ambitious efforts of our employees, we’re working to address social determinants of health for a more equitable future. We’re proud of our ongoing commitment and caring culture at Medline.”

“Through these ambitious efforts of our employees, we’re working to address the social determinants of health. We’re proud of our ongoing commitment and caring culture at Medline.”

Karen Frey, Medline Senior Philanthropy Manager

Karen Frey

Medline Senior Philanthropy Manager

Employees who participate in Month of Service volunteer activities earn up to $250 for a Medline Foundation donation to charities served through the company’s Dollars for Doers program. In addition, Medline’s Employee Recognition Program is a competitive grant program that celebrates employees who make a difference in their communities through volunteerism, fundraising or nonprofit board service with $3,000 from the Medline Foundation to the charity served.

Employee Recognition Program grant recipients

This year, the 17 nonprofits receiving grants on behalf of “outstanding employees that exemplify Medline’s values” ($51,000, total) are:

Alderwood Terrace Rotary Foundation, Lynnwood, Washington; Antioch Traveling Closet Corporation NFP, Antioch, Illinois; CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Rock County, Janesville, Wisconsin; CASA Lake County, Inc., Vernon Hills, Illinois; Chesterfield Gives Back, Chesterfield, Virginia; Cory’s Project, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Bethesda, Maryland; GiveNKind, Buffalo Grove, Illinois; Mothers Trust Foundation, Lake Forest, Illinois; National Multiple Sclerosis Society Greater Illinois Chapter, Chicago, Illinois; Northern Illinois Food Bank, Rockford, Illinois; Oceanographic Teaching Stations, Inc., Manhattan Beach, California; PADS Lake County, Waukegan, Illinois; SaLT: Service and Learning Together, Highland Park, Illinois; The First Tee of Chicago Foundation, Chicago, Illinois; National Multiple Sclerosis Society Colorado-Wyoming Chapter, Denver, Colorado; Tutoring Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

The Month of Service is just one of the ways Medline’s commitment to community engagement comes to life. The company’s Service Corps members volunteer their time and talents to advance health equity locally and abroad, and the Medline CARES (Community, Action, Resources, Education and Solutions) program invests human and financial resources in markets where Medline has a presence.

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

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