An Integral Part of the Community
CSL Plasma believes in being an integral part of the communities where our employees and plasma donors live and work. Our organization brings with it hundreds of employee volunteers and puts thousands of dollars back into the community.
Wherever CSL Plasma has a collection center we are a positive economic force, benefiting the local economy each year. On average, each collection facility employs a staff of approximately 60 people. We also often look to hire local contractors for janitorial, waste management, alarm monitoring, landscape, maintenance, equipment, and other needs.
CSL Plasma Peoria 133 Helps Feed Over 2,900 People!
During the month of July, Peoria 133 ran a food and water drive for St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, a nonprofit that is dedicated to fighting hunger in Arizona. Center staff really engaged and encouraged donors to participate and even offered them a chance to win a raffle prize for their participation. By the end of the month, according to St. Mary's, the center had collected 3,509 pounds of food, enough to feed 2,954 people in need within the local communities. The food will be used in food distribution to needy families, children's feeding programs, or through community kitchens that help adults find employment by teaching them how to be successful in the food service industry.
Back to School Care Fair in Douglas, AZ
The Douglas 190 center participated in a local event called 'Back to School Care Fair' to help students get ready for the new school year. The employees and children of the Douglas community received notebooks, pens, flyers and other school supplies. The event was a success with more than 2,000 people in attendance!The Douglas center also received a Certificate of Appreciation for their contribution.
McKeesport 192 Builds Joy!
CSL Plasma McKeesport 192 partnered with the United Way of Southwestern PA at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ home, Heinz Field, on June 21 to partake in their yearly Build-A-Bike event providing bicycles to hundreds of local children. The event is just one part of United Way’s work to help local children learn the importance of healthy habits, like eating healthy and staying active as well as staying in school and building strong academic and character skills so they can have a bright future!
CSL Plasma Sets New Record in IDF Fundraising!
It’s time for a drumroll! We are so pleased to announce that CSL Plasma has set an all-time giving record for the Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) fundraising campaign. Employees and donors contributed $141,430.00 which goes towards patient education, advocacy and support services. Thanks to everyone for their hard work in planning and implementing successful IDF fundraisers.The campaign was successful due to our employees partnering with local Adopt-A-Patients.
CSL Plasma Shows Up Strong! - #CSLPlasmaCares
It was a sea of purple shirts at the recently held Walk in the Jungle to support the Florida Hemophilia Association. We had more than 140 folks that participated in this local community event, held at Jungle Island in Miami on Sunday, May 6th. We won 3rd place for best t-shirt and also had a snap chat filter that walkers could access to share with their followers. It was a great time and we want to thank all CSL Plasma employees, family and friends that helped us raise over $3,000 for this important cause.
Use Your Voice to Change the Culture
The Ft Gratiot, MI center partnered with the local Women's shelter Blue Water Safe Horizons and walked for the cause to stop sexual assault in the community. The walk was held at the Vantage Point River Walk in Port Huron, MI.
Pictured is Reception Group lead Diamond Meadows, CM Adrienne Smith and Sr Phlebotomist Kelly Mahlstedt volunteering their time to do some community outreach.
Autism Awareness Running Event
Team Brownsville 113 ran for Autism Awareness with their Adopt-a-Patient Jason Granado, who happens to be one of their very own employee's sons who has hemophilia. Jason actually takes CSL Plasma's lifesaving medications and is the adopt a patient for several other centers around the Brownsville area. The team had a great time running the event and speaking to people about CSL Plasma. They even had one of the running event sponsors (City Cruisers Cycling Friends) recognize Jason by giving him an Autism Awareness athletic t-shirt. The team took Jason out to eat after the event to further recognize him for being a recipient of CSL Plasma's lifesaving medical products.
More info about the run: This event brought in about 2,000 runners and 4,000 people from the community. There was a 1 mile run and a 5K run that CSL plasma employees participated in to raise awareness for Autism. The local community college Texas Southmost College and Valley Baptist Medical Center helped sponsor this event. The funds for the race also went to the local school district BISD for supporting special students programs.
Cleveland, Ohio Center Gives Back
The Cleveland 401 center participated in A Rise and Shine Dinner with the Ronald McDonald House at the Cleveland Clinic. CSL Plasma commends and thanks all employees who gave extra to make a difference for this charitable cause! We love being a part of our communities and giving back.
Keep Brazos Beautiful Trash Off!
The KBB (Keep Brazos Beautiful) is a wonderful organization that schedules and host many events for cleaning the county's parks, roads and neighbor hoods as well as providing educational and other volunteer events. This year the College Station, TX 152 team filled 5 bags of trash and found 14 tires in the two hours they were cleaning the small neighborhood assigned to them! The trash was picked up to be taken away and the tires taken to a recycling center. The KBB Trash Off is just one of many annual community events that the team participates in.
CSL Lends a Helping Hand
CSL Plasma was a sponsor at the Boca Raton Golf Classic at Broken Sound Country Club. As part of that sponsorship, children from the Florida Hemophilia Association were invited on our behalf to a putting clinic with golf pro Miguel Angel Jimenez.Read the Full Story
Chicken Soup for the Sole on Christmas Eve
Co-hosted with Footprints of Michigan, the Lansing MI center held a 'Chicken Soup for the Sole' event on Christmas Eve, providing dinner, coats, gloves, hats, shoes, and boots to all who were homeless. Over 100 people were served dinner, ages ranging from 1 to 70 years old. The center's community partner Biggby Coffee also joined the cause, donating hot cocoa and coffee. CSL provided the chicken soup meal along with coats, hats, and gloves that donors donated, while Footprints of Michigan offered the shoes and boots. The center was pleased to be able to serve those in need during the holidays.