FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sixty children from the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County were surprised with their own shiny new bicycle and helmet thanks to CSL Plasma. The company is having their annual meeting at the Westin in Fort Lauderdale this week and decided to coordinate a team building event that would also reach out to those less fortunate.
According to Mike Deem, CSL Plasma Vice President U.S. Plasma Operations, "CSL Plasma believes in being committed to the communities where we live and work. Our employees were thrilled to find out that they would be building bicycles for local children of the Boys and Girls Club. It was heartwarming to see the looks on the faces of these children from the Nan Knox Unit. I'm not sure who was more excited and delighted, the children or us!"
For the children of the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County, CSL Plasma's generosity is one that they will remember for years to come. For CSL Plasma, giving back to local communities in which they do business is something their 5000+ employees do in the US, Germany and Hungry on a regular basis.
About the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County
Since 1965, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County (BGCBC) has been enabling all young people, especially those who need the agency the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Per their website, BGCBC advises that members range from ages 6 to 18 and there are 12 Chartered Clubs throughout Broward County. In 2014, BGCBC served 12,484 youth. Of those served, 55% of member families earn less than $20,000 annually; 63% of members live in a single parent headed household; 83% of members qualified for free or reduced school lunch and 74% of members reported they do NOT have health insurance. For more information, go to www.bgcbc.org.
About CSL Plasma Inc.
CSL Plasma, headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, is one of the world's largest collectors of human plasma. As a leader in plasma collection, CSL Plasma is committed to excellence and innovation in everything we do. Our work helps to ensure that tens of thousands of people are able to live normal, healthy lives. We are committed to our work because people's lives depend on us. CSL Plasma is a division of CSL Behring, a plasma protein biotherapies company headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. For more information about CSL Plasma, including eligibility requirements, please go to www.cslplasma.com.
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