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Sandoz Austria celebrates Community Partnership Day 2013 (video)

May 14, 2013
Each year, Sandoz associates around the world give back to their communities by participating in Novartis Community Partnership Day

In the video below, our colleagues in Sandoz Austria capture perfectly the spirit of CPD.

Community Partnership day has a long tradition for Sandoz Austria employees. Every year on April 25, approximately 200 associates participate in various projects (18 in 2013), spending their time with children, elderly people, people with disabilities or do some other social work like reforestation.

One group of Sandoz employees organized a trip for children with disabilities to a large game room. This was not only great fun for the children and the associates, but also a good workout for everyone.

Another group, ten Sandoz ladies, spent the day sewing heart pillows for breast cancer patients. The pillows will be handed over to the University Hospital of Innsbruck. These special pillows help provide comfort to women immediately after the operation.

Moreover, Sandoz employees visited three homes for elderly people to have a nice and relaxed afternoon with coffee and cake. Some of the associates in Austria play an instrument and come together on CPD as a band, especially to entertain the elderly.

On CPD, all Sandoz employees have the possibility to donate clothes and toys that they no longer use. All these things were collected, sorted and distributed to poor and homeless children and people in the surrounding areas.

Watch the video of Sandoz Austria’s CPD below.