Alexion Employees Give Back with Holiday Toy Drive Competition

Feb 20, 2020 11:00 AM ET
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In the spirit of the Holiday Season and giving back to our local community, Alexion hosted a toy drive to benefit The Home for Little Wanderers, collecting 650 toys and gifts for Boston-area children.

"Every year in Massachusetts more than 32,000 children suffer from abuse and neglect. That’s an average of 90 children each day. The most common types of maltreatment are neglect, physical abuse, and sexual abuse, with younger children suffering most often. The effects of this mistreatment are deep and broad, and require intervention at many levels, often for many years. The Home for Little Wanderers acts as a safe haven for many of the children who are part of these staggering statistics, providing therapeutic programming in group homes, residential schools, and outpatient programs. They also work to stop abuse before it happens, providing intensive counseling and family support services through community-based programs.

Stations were set up on each floor, and "floor champions" rallied their teammates to bring in toys and gift cards. Moving company, Spry, transported the collected items free of charge to the collection center.