PDI International celebrate its First Be The Difference Day
Colleagues host initiatives to give back to local communities, where they live and work
On Friday, 18th June, PDI International, a global leader in infection prevention products and service solutions based in Corby, celebrated their first Be The Difference Day, a day dedicated to giving back to its local communities. In honour of this day, members of PDI International’s leadership team and colleagues across the organisation donated their time and resources to non-profit organisations that represent the PDI “Be The Difference®” mission and brand.
For its first year, more than 60 people participated across four different locations including Corby, Manchester, Milan and Lisbon. Over £12.000 was raised and the proceeds were split and presented to various non-profit organisations chosen by colleagues, including Cancer Research and Cransley Hospice in Corby and Lakelands Hospice & MIND in Kettering.
As well as countless donations of critical items, such as used clothing, blankets, books and toys which were dropped off at Cancer Research’s superstore in Corby, teams also coordinated volunteer activities. In Corby, a team spent the day at the Corby Homeless Project, taking part in diverse tasks such as painting, gardening and general maintenance as well as baking over 100 cupcakes for its residents and staff. In Manchester, another team spent the day helping people with limited mobility to cycle whilst in Milan and Portugal, colleagues donated supplies to foodbanks, took part in local clean-ups, and spent time playing cards and baking for their loved ones.
President and CEO at PDI International, David Gueundjian said, “Our involvement with the Northamptonshire community goes back almost 20 years now, and we are very proud to have made Corby the central point of our International efforts. PDI International’s mission goes beyond business, and this first International Be The Difference Day has given our associates in the UK an amazing opportunity to exemplify our unique culture, give back to our communities, and impact even more lives around us.”