Through Onsite and Remote Community Service
Rockland and Bergen-based sister companies dedicate the day for associates to give back to local communities
Associates of PDI, a global leader in infection prevention products and solutions, and Nice-Pak, the pioneer and leading producer of wet wipes, are participating today in volunteer activities both onsite and remotely, as part of the companies’ initiatives to help support local communities. With a long history of giving back through community engagement, donations, and volunteer efforts, this year will mark PDI’s 9th annual “Be the Difference®” Day as well as the 1st annual “Nice-Pak Proud” event.
“These last few months have presented us with tremendous challenges but also extraordinary opportunities to give back,” said Robert P. Julius, Chief Executive Officer, Nice-Pak. “We wanted to give our associates, working both in our facilities and remotely, the opportunity to do something meaningful for their local communities and organizations during this unprecedented time.”
In 2012, the Rockland County local government proclaimed June 18 as “PDI Be the Difference®” Day in recognition of the company’s many social and economic contributions to the community and its decades of service. This year, at 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.
Additionally, PDI and Nice-Pak associates working remotely are devoting time to causes they are passionate about. Associates are participating in a wide range of volunteer activities, including donating used books to a local library, cleaning up trash in a neighborhood or nearby park, volunteering at a soup kitchen, bringing blankets to a homeless shelter, mowing an elderly neighbor’s lawn, fostering shelter animals, and organizing a collection for food pantries.
“It’s an honor to have PDI’s commitment to supporting the local community formally recognized,” said Zachary T. Julius, Chief Executive Officer, PDI. “Our associates look forward to the annual tradition of giving back to the community, and by partnering with Nice-Pak and their “Nice-Pak Proud” event, we are able to have an even bigger impact for those in need.”
Photos of associates helping others and making a difference are available at wearepdi.com/news.
PDI is dedicated to leading the fight against preventable infections in healthcare, foodservice and our communities. Driven by a commitment to research, quality and service, PDI provides innovative products, educational resources, training and support to help prevent infection transmission and promote health and wellness. PDI has three divisions, PDI Healthcare, Sani Professional® and PDI Contract Manufacturing. Visit WeArePDI.com to learn more.
Headquartered in Orangeburg, NY, Nice-Pak is a global leader in the manufacturing, distribution, and marketing of pre-moistened wipes. Since 1957, Nice-Pak and its family of companies have been the go-to choice for surface and skin hygiene in hospitals, restaurants, and homes around the world. The portfolio of Nice-Pak brands includes Nice N Clean®, Grime Boss®, and Wet-Nap®. Visit Nicepak.com to learn more.
Samantha Finch is a graduate of Pace University with a MA in Media Communications and Journalism and a minor in Photography. She has been photographing across the Hudson Valley since 2007, telling the stories of the amazing residents and business owners of our Rivertowns.