Sandoz honored for corporate responsibility efforts in the US
November 28, 2013 - One Simple Wish, a New Jersey nonprofit organization, has honored Sandoz US with the "Group Supporter of the Year" award for the company’s contributions in 2013.
Danielle Gletow, Founder and Executive Director, One Simple Wish and Sharon Hunt, Analyst II, Rebates, Sandoz US
Sandoz supported One Simple Wish earlier this year during Novartis Community Partnership Day (CPD) by helping to run the “Fun in Full Bloom” open house event celebrating foster care case workers. Sandoz also supported the event with a cash donation. Children of Sandoz associates also raised funds during Sandoz’s annual Take Your Child to Work Day in Princeton, NJ, which were then donated to One Simple Wish.
Associates at Sandoz US volunteered at One Simple Wish at their “Fun in Full Bloom” event earlier this year
One Simple Wish fulfills the wishes of children, teenagers and adults who have suffered abuse, neglect and homelessness, as well as provides social services. Granted wishes include playground equipment, tickets to concerts, clothing and glasses. Since the organization was founded in 2008, nearly 20,000 children have received assistance and more than 6,500 wishes have been granted in 42 states.
The founder of the organization, Danielle Gletow, was selected as a 2013 Top 10 CNN Hero, which honors individuals who make extraordinary contributions to humanitarian aid and make a real difference in their communities. Danielle was selected from more than 50,000 nominations worldwide.
The event featured a special performance by Daryl “DMC” McDaniels, a member of the world-famous rap group Run-DMC, and Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame inductee. McDaniels was adopted as a young child and is an avid advocate for adoption and children in foster care.
"Working with One Simple Wish has been an incredible privilege. I was deeply touched by the extraordinary work the organization is doing," said Jessica Barnes, Associate Director, Internal Communications, Sandoz US. Barnes, along with Sharon Hunt, Analyst II, Rebates, Sandoz US, accepted the award on behalf of Sandoz US at the award ceremony on November 23, 2013.
To learn more about One Simple Wish, visit www.onesimplewish.org.