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AD associates participated in a giving back event on Oct. 5 supporting Ryan’s Case for Smiles, a volunteer organization dedicated to helping children and their families manage the stress and emotional impact of illness.
AD associates from the U.S., Canada and Mexico came together for a volunteer event at AD’s headquarters in Wayne, Pennsylvania, to sew 125 colorful pillowcases that improve the quality of life and bring comfort to young patients and their families. The pillowcases assembled by AD will be distributed to children in local hospitals in the Philadelphia area to improve spirits and give children and their families an emotional boost.
In addition, AD associates located in Indianapolis held a giving back event with their local Ryan’s Case for Smiles chapter to sew 24 pillowcases for children in their local area.
The AD team in Wayne also assembled 125 coping boxes filled with books, activities, and stress relief items meant to help siblings of young patients better navigate a difficult experience and limit long-term emotional trauma.
After the event, AD presented the leaders of Ryan’s Case for Smiles with a check for $9,510, in addition to donated supplies, to continue their mission of supporting children and their families who are managing challenging hospital visits. The donated funds were contributed by AD associates from multiple fundraising activities.
“When we come together to give our time, the AD community can do great things for incredible organizations like Ryan’s Case for Smiles,” said Jeffrey Beall, president, PHCP Business Unit, and executive sponsor of AD’s Giving Back Committee. “Thank you to everyone from AD, especially the Giving Back Committee, and the volunteers from Ryan’s Case for Smiles for their support. We’ve made a difference by putting a smile on a child’s face and giving their family a bright moment in hard times.”