As part of the Novartis Group's 20th annual Community Partnership Day, a group of employees spent a workday at The Land Conservancy of New Jersey in Boonton.
The Land Conservancy of New Jersey is a nonprofit, member supported land trust, dedicated to preserving and protecting open spaced lands and valuable water resources.
Novartis associates raked, planted, cleared debris and brush to beautify the organization's headquarters, WildAcres, a 44-acre public park.
Worldwide, more than 27,500 Novartis associates are dedicating an estimated 220,000 hours to volunteer with charitable causes in their communities to celebrate Community Partnership Day.
These Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation volunteers were among more than 5,000 associates in the U.S. who provided hands-on support that benefited more than 175 nonprofit agencies.
Community Partnership Day aims to provide opportunities for associates to give their time, expertise and ideas to volunteering efforts that foster a deeper connection with the patients we support and in the communities where we live.
"Community Partnership Day has been a traditional day of volunteer service at Novartis for 20 years, bringing together associates around the world and across functions to support our nonprofit partners and the important work that they do," said Amy Fry, vice president, communications and patient relations, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. "It's a fun and rewarding day to volunteer together and support our mission of discovering new ways to extend and improve people's lives."
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