At Baxter, we are committed to saving and sustaining lives and creating stronger communities.
Every day, we strive to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the people who depend on our products, and in the communities where we live and work.
We are actively engaged in creating long-term, meaningful change in our communities, and to offering our colleagues a place to pursue rewarding careers by giving back. We volunteer our time and resources, helping implement sustainable solutions to challenges facing our communities, acting as mentors and role models, and assisting those most in need.
2017 Volunteerism Stats:
- 1,200 community events across 38 countries
- 57,000 hours volunteered
Baxter Employee Engagement Programs
Welcome Home is Baxter’s national corporate giving program that is focused on bringing compassion and dignity to vulnerable Canadians transitioning from hospital to home.
Through a combination of corporate giving, employee fundraising and volunteering, Baxter’s Welcome Home program in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross, supports:
Supporting Dialysis Patients at Camp Dorset
Each spring, Baxter employees participate in a clean-up day at Camp Dorset, a summer camp for dialysis patients located in Dorset, Ontario. Camp Dorset is a special place that offers patients on dialysis and their families the opportunity to relax and spend time together on vacation.
Employees do everything from weeding gardens, cleaning windows, washing floors to painting tables and chairs, all to help dialysis patients and their families enjoy time together away from a hospital setting.
The Baxter International Foundation Scholarship program provides renewable scholarships for post-high school education for children of Baxter employees worldwide. Awards are in support of undergraduate study and are merit-based. A third-party agency evaluates all applications.
Baxter Employee Disaster Relief Program
The Baxter Employee Disaster Relief Fund was created to help employees who are facing financial hardship from property damage following a natural disaster. The fund relies primarily on individual donations from Baxter colleagues. Baxter International Foundation provided seed funding and covers all administrative costs to allow 100% of employee donations to reach fellow colleagues.