As part of the Novartis Group’s 16th annual Community Partnership Day, a group of nearly 20 employees from the Company’s pharmaceuticals and consumer health divisions recently spent a workday at the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey’s Camp Rickabear in Kinnelon. Among them was Westfield resident Neil Napolitano.
The employees helped repair and beautify the camp following its use during the summer, including activities such as painting, power washing, cleaning cabins, and trail maintenance. The Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey is dedicated to providing leadership development programs that nurture, inspire and empower girls throughout Bergen, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and northern Warren counties.
The volunteers on the team were among more than 1,600 associates from the Novartis Group (including Novartis Corporation, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Novartis Consumer Health, Inc., and Sandoz, Inc.) who provided hands-on support that benefited nearly 100 nonprofit agencies throughout New Jersey. Community Partnership Day is a global initiative within the Novartis Group that reaffirms the company’s commitment to social responsibility and offers opportunities for associates to give something back to the communities where they live and work.
“Through this collaboration with outstanding nonprofit partners we can share our resources with the communities where we live and work, provide employees with meaningful opportunities to give back, and make a positive, long-lasting difference in people’s lives,” said Kevin Rigby, Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.