"It's about making a difference" - 2022 Donations & Volunteer EffortsIDEX Health & Science

    “Giving is not just about making a donation. It’s about making a difference.”

    At IDEX Health & Science, we believe in consistently striving to create value and improve the communities where our teams live and operate, which is why we understand the importance of discovering new and impactful ways to give back. As Kathy Calvin, former President and Chief Executive Officer of the United Nations Foundation stated, “Giving is not just about making a donation. It’s about making a difference.”

    In 2022, our sites participated in the following volunteer and donation activities:

    beach clean up summer 2022 in rohnert park, ca

    In June, a handful of employees from Rohnert Park helped make the planet a little greener. They spent an afternoon conducting a beach clean-up at Doran Beach in Bodega Bay, CA. They worked together to clean up trash and debris at the beach just in time for the summer beach season.

    The IDEX Foundation challenged businesses across IDEX to collect food and donate it to their local food pantries April through June. This is the foundation’s third Food Insecurity Campaign since the pandemic began. The IDEX Foundation also donated $5,000 USD to each food bank selected by each IDEX business unit—culminating in a total of $30,000 in donations from IDEX Health & Science. 15,746lbs of food was collected by our employees, and each $5,000 donation equals 10,000 meals!

    Read more about these amazing efforts!

    swing fore special olympics of connecticut golf tournament

    In June, a team of four employees from Bristol, CT endured a hot Saturday and participated in the Swing Fore Special Olympics of Connecticut Golf Tournament. In addition to a $1,000 sponsorship, employees raised $800 for raffle prizes that were donated to the Bristol Special Olympics team. Bristol employee John Miclette, who is one of the coaches for the Bristol Special Olympics team, was also present to support the athletes take pictures and hand out goody bags to the players. This past year, IDEX Foundation donated $9,750 to the Special Olympics of Connecticut.

    The event was organized by Charity Cycling Challenge. All net proceeds directly benefit the Special Olympics of Connecticut. We would like to thank the players and John for going out and representing our company at such a great event.

    IDEX Foundation donates $15K to Boys & Girls Club of Metro South

    In May, Middleboro, MA employees participated in a clean-up day at the Boys & Girls of Metro South’s Camp Riverside in Taunton, Massachusetts. Over 20 employees prepped the camp with various tasks including painting, carpentry, and ground maintenance. Another clean-up day is planned for the fall. The IDEX Foundation also donated $15K, which will be used to support facilities and programs run by the Boys and Girls Club of Metro South.

    Learn more about this donation

    host STEM event for Boys & Girls Club of Carlsbad, CA

    In early June, IDEX Health & Science Volunteers from the Center of Innovation (COI) in Carlsbad, CA, hosted a STEM Event for the Carlsbad Village Boys & Girls Club. The event was focused on teaching the kid attendees about the Science of Light with a PowerPoint presentation and hands on experiments. They also learned about why the sky is blue, what makes a rainbow, mixing colors, how the human eye and lenses work. COI Volunteers topped off their presentation with a fun segment about perception using optical illusions. More events are planned for the upcoming summer camps.

    Learn more about the Boys & Girls Club of Carlsbad

    United Way Day of Caring volunteers at Rochester Childfirst Network

    20 Volunteers from IDEX Health & Science showed up in force on May 19, 2022 for the United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes’ Day of Caring. The Day of Caring is an annual event where thousands of volunteers across the region help 200 nonprofit agencies with various projects in order to better serve their communities. Participants from our Rochester Team — battling a hearty dose of spring showers — helped renovate the grounds at the Rochester Childfirst Network and reorganize their storage facility. Partnering with the IDEX Foundation, we also donated $7500 to the Rochester Childfirst Network.

    Click here to learn more and to see our before and after pictures

    Friends of Jack benefit

    In May, employees from Middleboro held a teddy bear assembly to benefit the Friends of Jack Foundation. Approximately 13 employees participated and assembled and dressed up teddy bears. The teddy bears are distributed by Friends of Jack to local police, fire stations, and hospitals who then give them to children who are experiencing a situation that may be stressful or scary. The mission of Friends of Jack is to provide and support overlooked programs that enhance the physical, mental and emotional health and well-being of children. The IDEX Foundation also donated $5,000.

    “Helping children during difficult times is very important to our employees. When children are supported with safety and comfort, they are able to thrive,” said Ali Ricciardi, Human Resources Generalist at IDEX in Middleboro.

    Sneaker Mania Donation

    The IDEX Health & Science team in Rochester partnered with GotSneakers to collect athletic shoes for recycling and charity — and our participants did not disappoint. We were able to donate 279 pairs! Recycling and reusing sneakers keeps them out of landfills, reduces the environmental strain of manufacturing new ones, and helps fill the needs of millions worldwide who don’t even own shoes. Learn more about GotSneakers’ mission here: gotsneakers.com

    Earth Day Cleanup Activity

    A healthy planet is not an option — it is a necessity. That is why employees from Rohnert Park celebrated Earth Day by holding a two week-long cleanup. They were given kits with gloves, garbage bags and a bandana. Participants were able to cleanup anywhere–beaches, parks, neighborhoods, or at an Earth Day cleanup event. Thank you to all our participants who helped make our planet cleaner.

    Dogwood Animal Rescue Donation Drive

    In March, employees at our Rohnert Park site held a donation drive for Dogwood Animal Rescue. Dogwood Animal Rescue is a foster based nonprofit organization whose mission is to support animals and the people who love them through rescue, rehoming, spay/neuter and education. IDEX employees dropped off supplies and cash donations and purchased many wish list items on Amazon. Over $1,300 in financial donations were collected and the IDEX Foundation donated $8,500.

    track and field special olympics of ny

    For the May Track and Field Special Olympics New York Event, IDEX Health and Science Volunteers from Rochester decorated pinwheels with motivational messages, handed out the pinwheels during the Parade of Athletes, and helped distribute lunches to coaches and athletes. Thank you to all our volunteers, and congratulations to all the participating athletes! In addition, through partnership with the IDEX Foundation, IDEX Health & Science is also donating $15,000 to Special Olympics New York, which will be used towards the purchase of athletic equipment, uniforms, and coaches education.

    Click here to learn more

    IH&S Bristol, CT site volunteer at Special Olympics

    In February, employees from Rochester, NY and Bristol, CT volunteered to make posters and cheer on Special Olympics Participants. “The Special Olympics event is a great way to help people with special needs,” said John Miclette, a Bristol employee who has coached Track and Field with the Bristol Special Olympics Team for the last ten years. His son, (John Jr.) participates in the standing long jump, 100 meter walk, soft ball throw, and bowling. “They are not judged by anyone and can really enjoy themselves—all while getting much needed exercise and fresh air.” Our Bristol team raised over $1,300 with a t-shirt fundraiser and a $9,750 donation from the IDEX Foundation for the Connecticut Special Olympics.

    Learn More about the Connecticut Special Olympics

    IH&S Rochester, NY site volunteers at Special Olympics Basketball game

    Members of the IDEX Health & Science Team in Rochester volunteered to make posters and cheer on Special Olympics of NY Athletes during their recent basketball tournament. IDEX Volunteers decorated the Golisano Training Center with handmade motivational posters, participated in the skills competition, and led handing out lunches for all the athletes. We look forward to participating in upcoming Special Olympics Events!

    IH&S Rochester, NY site volunteers at Special Olympics

    We were absolutely delighted to celebrate the accomplishments of these winter athletes. For the Rochester Special Olympic events, IDEX Health & Science volunteers made 48 posters and 7 employees came out to cheer in the stands.

    Learn More about the New York Special Olympics

    Mt. Hope Donation Drive 2022

    Our sites in Rochester, NY; Lima, NY; and Carlsbad, CA participated in the annual donation drive for the Mount Hope Family Center’s Building Healthy Children Program. Their combined donation included 152 items of baby supplies, children’s books, and hygiene products for mothers. “Mt. Hope Family Center is blessed to have IDEX Corp. as a community partner,” said Lori Stevenson of Mt. Hope Family Center, “We are so grateful for the support IDEX provides as we serve children and families who have experienced trauma.” IDEX Health & Science also partnered with the IDEX Foundation to donate $5,000 to this organization.

    Learn more about our volunteer and donation efforts in our Community Engagement blog.

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