The holidays are typically a time for joy, laughter and cheer. However, not every family gets to experience this type of holiday season. For the past three years, our New York Stericycle office has participated in the Bears for Babies campaign, which delivers holiday “SteriBears” to sick children who have to be in the hospital for the holidays.
Mark McClure, a Safety Manager at our New York office, has lead the Bears for Babies campaign for the past three years. Mark works with his colleagues to individually dress, wrap and hand deliver SteriBears to sick children in local hospitals to spread a little holiday cheer.
This December, Mark and his colleagues donated 300 bears to children in five local hospitals and child medical settings, including Buffalo Women’s & Children’s Hospital
, Mercy Hospital Pediatric Unit
, Brooks Hospital Maternity Unit
, Wings Flights of Hope
and Ronald McDonald House
Giving back is a huge part of Stericycle’s company culture. Our New York office not only enjoys having the opportunity to spread cheer throughout the holidays, but also enjoys having the opportunity to meet some incredible children and their families. By hand delivering the bears to hospitals, Stericycle employees get to spend quality time with the children and see how our contribution directly impacts the local community.
We look forward to continuing our volunteer work with Bears for Babies and supporting our local community. Happy holidays!