Linde North America Employees Get Into The Spirit of Caring Volunteerism

Linde North America and its employees have kicked their volunteerism into over drive this campaign season, igniting the spirit of caring, back into our communities.

They started on September 11th at Kean University’s Liberty Farm as part of the “Come Grow With Us!” program for Groundwork Elizabeth.  This is a community initiative focused on the creation of food-producing gardens and educational programs. The Linde volunteers wanted to do something meaningful and memorable to commemorate this day and what better way to do so than to assist in the beautification process of this historic site?

A few weeks later, on Friday, October 3rd, volunteers split into teams of two to assist the staff at Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Hillside, NJ and SAGE Eldercare in Summit, NJ. At SAGE Eldercare, the volunteers participated in a sensitivity interactive workshop where they received materials to simulate different impairments the seniors at SAGE may have (cataracts, arthritis, etc.)  One volunteer experienced what it felt like to be confined to a wheel chair. The volunteers also had an opportunity to get to know the clients of SAGE Eldercare and engage in a fun filled afternoon of bingo and crafts. At the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Linde volunteers helped combat hunger by assembling grocery bags and clothing packages for families seeking food and other basic needs supplies.

As a long time supporter of United Way, Linde Cares’ national fundraiser also gives Linde employees the opportunity to donate to United Way or a charity of their choice.  Locally, Linde Cares’ volunteer programs encourage their employees to learn about United Way of Greater Union County initiatives and its impact on community partners.  The Linde Cares Committee is looking to increase community needs awareness and incorporate these facts and findings into their company culture and values, making these initiatives part of the Linde Cares way rather than one-time volunteer events.

About Linde North America
Linde North America is a member of The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company with approximately 62,000 employees in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the 2011 financial year, Linde generated revenue of EUR 13.787 bn (USD 18.1 bn). The strategy of the Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The Group is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.  For more information visit: www.lindeus.com.