West Pharmaceutical Services, located in St. Petersburg, Florida, annually chooses a nonprofit organization as the beneficiary of their West without Borders (WwoB) Charitable Fund Drive. This year, the 300 employees at the St. Petersburg plant focused on the issue of adolescent substance abuse as the theme of their fundraising efforts, and Phoenix Houses of Florida was the lucky organization chosen as the recipient of their community spirit and generosity.
Jack Feinberg, Vice President and Clinical Director, Phoenix Houses of Florida, said “West Pharmaceutical Services’ annual charitable fund drive is an outstanding example of corporate philanthropy. What a difference a company can make in our community!”
The employees of West Pharmaceutical Services give both time and monetary donations to philanthropic efforts, and their management wholeheartedly embraces the various events that raise these funds. West Pharmaceutical believes that this kind of involvement reinforces the company’s philosophy of giving back to the community. Previous recipients of the West without Borders annual campaign include the United Way, Ronald McDonald House, the local Food Bank, Toys for Tots, the annual holiday drive.
This year, the events hosted by the company included bake sales, an auction, and the annual basket raffle, featuring 21 baskets created and donated by West employees. The grand prize winner of the raffle this year, West Pharmaceutical employee Tish Newbill, won a two-night stay at the Hilton Carillon in St. Petersburg, a cash prize, several gift cards, and a day off with pay!
The campaign exceeded its goal and raised more than $6,300 for Phoenix Houses of Florida! Phoenix Houses of Florida will use this generous contribution to further its mission of providing treatment, counseling, and education to teens and adults struggling with substance abuse.
Phoenix Houses of Florida salutes all of the employees of West Pharmaceutical Services for their dedication to supporting substance abuse recovery! Thank you!