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Event for Coverage Wednesday, May 11, 2011: Join Life Technologies' Carlsbad-Based Employees for its Eighth Annual Global Volunteer Day

SAN DIEGO, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Who:More than 3,800 Life Technologies employees in 26 countries around the world will volunteer four hours of company paid time today to support the communities in which they live and work.We invite you to join us on-site to interview employees about what giving back to the community means to them, and to roll up your sleeves and pitch in if you'd like! When:Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 9 AM to 1 PMWhere: Discovery Park, across from Life Technologies' Corporate office on the Corner of Faraday and Van Allen Way, Carlsbad, 92008What:

  • Decorating and stuffing bags with fresh produce to be donated to children in need through Feeding America

  • Building bikes to be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Carlsbad

  • Hands-on science experiments, facility tour, career talk and resume building class with over 150 local high school studentsHow Life Technologies Makes a DifferenceLife Technologies makes a difference for scientists and for our communities at more than 48 sites around the world.  Some specific activities our 11,000 employees have accomplished to make the world a bit better include:

  • Contributing nearly 16,000 work-hours to support their communities for Global Volunteer Day 2010
  • In addition to Global Volunteer Day, Life Technologies offers year-round volunteer opportunities through the Giving Back at Life Program.  Through Giving Back at Life, Life Technologies employees donated over 37,000 volunteer hours in 2010

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