PDI Associates Step Up to Be The Difference! (Photo Gallery)
Since June 18, 2012, when PDI Be The Difference® Day was established by the Rockland County local government due to the positive impact PDI has had on the community, we have hosted an annual day of giving back to our local community. This year, we celebrate a bit differently while “social distancing.” All day, associates are choosing an activity they are passionate about, whether it’s cleaning up a local park or donating to an organization. Check back throughout the day for updates!
One of our Sani Professional associates, along with his church and other churches in his community, partnered with a local dairy and produce company to hand out over 4,000 gallons of milk and over 1,000 boxes of produce to families in need in their community. While one of our PDI Healthcare associates and his family donated blood to the American Red Cross.
Our Associates and some of their family members came together to clean-up the Reservoir and the grounds of Silver Rock Equine Therapy Farm in Pearl River. The group collected 6 contractor bags of cans, bottles, various plastics, sporting equipment, and other miscellaneous discarded containers all surrounding the perimeter of the reservoir.
PDI Healthcare Associates donated nonperishable foods to the Tri-Boro Food Pantry to support local families in need.
Our EVP, Global Development of one of our associates helped distribute food to various food banks in Rockland County, NY.
One of our Sani Professional associates purchased and delivered lunch from his customer Peter’s Bella’s Pizza in Salem, MA to feed the Patient Transport Team at Beverly Hospital. He also purchased McDonald’s gift cards to add to the end of the year Gift Bags for the 5th grade Graduating Class at the Callahan School in Lynn, MA. These amazing kids are in the Special Needs / T.A.S.C Program at the school and have faced some real challenges in life and he hopes these gift cards will bring some smiles and normalcy to what has been a very tough time for them and their families.
PDI’s Chief Human Resources Officer and his family painted inspiration rocks to leave outside the Hillsdale House—a Senior Living Apartment complex. They also donated paper towels and toilet paper so the elderly residents don’t need to shop for these hard to find necessities during the pandemic.
Two of our Healthcare associates donated goods to Goodwill in their local community.
One of our Sani Professional associates and his pet companion, Willy, ordered some items for Goofy Foot Dog Rescue. This associate and his wife adopted Willy from this rescue location 4 years ago, and Willy wanted to pay it forward!
Two of our Healthcare associates (along with one family member) donated blood today in support of Be The Difference Day!
One of our Healthcare Sales associates took today to clean up areas of Milwaukee, collecting three bags of garbage.
One of our Sani Professional associates dropped off 5 cases of Sani Professional product to the Rockland Boulders in preparation for their opening this weekend!
PDI’s Orangeburg manufacturing plant associates are assembling 850 “Blizzard Bags” for the Rockland County-based Meals On Wheels organization. These vital “Blizzard Bags” contain a full day’s supply of nonperishable food, including tuna fish, soup, almond milk, cereal, apple juice and diced fruit and are used for homebound Rockland County residents.
Thank you to our PDI Orangeburg plant associates who organized the Meals on Wheels Blizzard Bags (a total of 4 pallets, 215 shippers, 860 bags), as well as the donated food for People to People.
One of our Sani Professional associates sorted produce at a facility that provides food to approximately 178,000 people each month.
One of our PDI associates and his family designed and wrote inspirational letters to deployed troops. While Tru-D, a PDI company, collected and delivered canned good for the local Mid-South Food Bank.
One of our Healthcare associates donated goods to Goodwill, while another Healthcare associate who donated food to a local foodbank showed off his Be The Difference spirit!
One of our Healthcare sales associates provided a sweet treat to a facility thanking them for Being the Difference each and every day!
Our CFO and his daughter donated food to Neighbors to Neighbors.
One of our Healthcare associates donated blood,. Another provided lunch for Kindred Denver (who takes care of not only active COVID patients but also patients who have been on ventilators and are post COVID). And, our VP, GM of Contract Manufacturing picked up garbage in her local community.
One of our Sani Professional associates filled a care package box for 36 soldiers, which included cards of encouragement along with snacks and hygiene products.
One of our Healthcare associates split his time cleaning up a local children’s garden that was in some serious need of tending, and donated blood at the American Red Cross.
One of our Sani Professional associates and her daughter wrote letters of kindness to be included in the Meals on Wheels Blizzard Bag deliveries.
Two of our Contract Manufacturing associates joined forces to write letters of encouragement to our troops through Operation Gratitude. They also gathered donations for the Vernon Animal Shelter and also for our Veterans.
One of our Sani Professional associates and his son cleaned up trash along a local trail in Laguna Niguel, CA.
One of our associates held a bake sale, baking over 275 cookies. She raised $950 for Black Girls Code, an organization dedicated to empowering young Black girls in the STEM fields. While two of our associates made donations, one providing product (Sani-Hands and Hygea wipes) in support of an upcoming deployment.
One of our associates donated food and a monetary donation to People to People.