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Bayer Supports 150 Volunteer Projects Across the Globe During 150th Anniversary Year
Date:6/12/2013

Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) June 12, 2013

This week, Bayer CropScience announced that the Bayer Cares Foundation will support three employee volunteer projects in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park area as part of Bayer’s 150th anniversary celebration. All grants, totaling 150 worldwide, will improve lives in Bayer communities across the globe.

These projects, part of nine total U.S.-based nonprofits chosen by Bayer, are the Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen and Passage Home in Raleigh, and the North Carolina Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill. The foundation will contribute approximately $3,300 to both the Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen and Passage Home, and approximately $1600 to the North Carolina Botanical Garden, with a total worldwide gift of nearly $790,000 for the 150 projects selected by a panel of judges. In the United States, local community projects of eight current Bayer employees and one retiree have been selected for a total U.S. donation of nearly $37,000.

Each nonprofit in the RTP area receives both financial and personnel support from Bayer CropScience employees on a consistent basis. The Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen is dedicated to feeding men, women and children of every faith and ethnicity, serving more than 300 people each day. Passage Home works to fight poverty and homelessness in Wake County, and provides children in Southeast Raleigh with year-round educational enrichment through its Safety Club. A hub of nature research and conservation, the North Carolina Botanical Garden inspires understanding and appreciation of plants to advance a sustainable relationship between people and nature.

“Bettering the communities in which we live and work is one way we achieve our mission, Bayer: Science For A Better Life,” said Jim Blome, president and CEO of Bayer CropScience LP. “We are proud of the outstanding volunteerism efforts of Bayer CropScience employees and retirees in North Carolina, Missouri and Kansas, and we are pleased to announce this grant to support them as we celebrate our anniversary this year.”

Other Bayer CropScience projects which received grants include the Lubbock Boys and Girls Club in Texas for its Kidz Litz Reading Program and the Safety & Health Council of Western Missouri and Kansas in Missouri for its Safety for Kids program. In addition, other Bayer companies’ employee volunteerism projects receiving donations in the United States include:

  •     California - Touro Student Run Free Clinic in Berkeley
  •     Kansas - Open Door Haiti in Shawnee
  •     Pennsylvania – Christian Assembly Church’s Homeless Outreach Program
Nearly 700 employees and retirees from more than 60 countries applied to Bayer for support for a project in which they volunteer their services as part of the 150th anniversary program "Being a role model pays off!" Last year alone, approximately 1,800 Bayer employees volunteered nearly 19,000 hours to local volunteer programs in the United States. In RTP alone, Bayer CropScience employees volunteered more than 3,750 hours and the company donated more than $410,000 to local nonprofits.

For more information about Bayer’s 150th anniversary, please visit 150.bayer.com.

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About Bayer Corporation
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. This year the company is celebrating 150 years of Bayer – consistent with its mission “Bayer: Science For A Better Life”. Bayer CropScience, the subgroup of Bayer AG responsible for the agricultural business, has annual sales of EUR 8,383 million (2012) and is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. The company offers an outstanding range of products including high value seeds, innovative crop protection solutions based on chemical and biological modes of action as well as an extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture. In the area of non-agricultural applications, Bayer CropScience has a broad portfolio of products and services to control pests from home and garden to forestry applications. The company has a global workforce of 20,800 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at: http://www.press.bayercropscience.com.

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