Nature Conservancy employees helped with this year's Day of Service. In addition to Conservancy employees out on the land removing invasive species, we also helped put together a training video for Lilly employees which explained why we want to remove invasive species and the safe way to do it.
Eli Lilly & Co. recently added The Nature Conservancy to its matching gift program, allowing employees and retirees to double their donations! Employee gifts are matched up to $30,000 and retiree gifts are matched up to $2,500. Please don’t forget to submit the paperwork for your match!
Don’t work for Lilly? Check here to see if your employer also matches contributions to the Conservancy.
Lilly Day of Service
Each October, about 20,000 Eli Lilly employees spend a day out of the office, helping friends and neighbors in communities around the world. Since the program launched in 2008, employees in more than 40 countries have given nearly 500,000 hours through Global Day of Service initiatives, making it one of the largest single-day volunteer programs in the world. They tackle big projects with lots of hands. Nowhere is the impact of the Global Day of Service more visible than in Indianapolis – headquarter city for Eli Lilly. Each year, some 8,000 Lilly employees work together to help civic, community and nonprofit organizations achieve their goals. This year, the Day of Service activities flowed into a broader community-wide initiative known as Reconnecting to Our Waterways (ROW). ROW is a grassroots coalition that seeks to bolster the quality of life in Indianapolis by strengthening the city's waterways and the neighborhoods around them.
This year Lilly opened up the work party to include Nature Conservancy employees, and we gladly accepted the offer. We joined a Lilly employee team that removed invasive plants along Fall Creek. We had fun, and we removed a lot of invasive plants, which will make for healthier waterways.