Impax teamed up with Rise Against Hunger, a non-profit organization driven by the vision of “a world without hunger,” to pack more than 30,000 meals for those in need.
Making a difference by giving back
Impax is committed to making a difference in the communities where we live and work. Our employees are devoted to creating positive change, and as a global organization with a diverse workforce, we encourage our employees to demonstrate our core values by investing their time where they can make a difference. Here are some of the ways in which we have demonstrated that we take corporate responsibility very seriously at Impax.
Patient Assistance Programs
We believe that access to healthcare and making our medicines more affordable to the people who need them is a critical part of our corporate responsibility. Since the inception of our patient assistance program in 2012, we have provided free medicine to thousands of patients in the United States.
Through a partnership with the Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF), an organization that promotes international health and education through donated medical supplies, text books, seeds, and food, Impax provided product donations to support disaster efforts for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Impax’s products have helped treat some of the most critical medical conditions the population is at highest risk of contracting.
Along with corporate support from Impax, our Hayward, California based employees have donated thousands of dollars and food to the Alameda County Food Bank (ACFB) since 2011. One in three children in Alameda County faces the threat of hunger and 11 percent of the county lives below the poverty level. ACFB distributes more than two million pounds of food every month to 275 food pantries, soup kitchens and community agencies.
Our employees on the East Coast also select organizations during the holidays where they can make a significant difference. In 2013, our philanthropic efforts went to Advocates for the Homeless, a Bucks County, Pennsylvania, non-profit organization that provides temporary help to the homeless by offering emergency shelter, food, clothing and other related services. As the only domestic violence organization in Bucks County, PA, A Woman's Place (AWP) provides comprehensive free, private, and confidential service, support, education, outreach, and advocacy to victims of domestic violence and their children and the community. In 2014, Impax donated much needed products to this organization. Employee donations also supported the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots and Philabundance. Our Philadelphia facility donated 286 meals in 2013 to help reduce hunger in the Delaware Valley.