KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CSL Behring's U.S. locations in King of Prussia and Kankakee, Il., and its subsidiary, CSL Plasma headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla., raised more than $1 million in 2015 for a wide array of charities, setting a new company record.
They included the Greater Philadelphia and South Jersey, and the Kankakee and Iroquois County, Ill. chapters of United Way, and a number of other local chapters throughout the U.S. where CSL Plasma centers are located. CSL Behring matches 100 percent of the funds raised by employees for United Way.
In addition to United Way, other non-profit groups that benefitted in 2015 from CSL Behring and CSL Plasma included Children's Scholarship Fund of Philadelphia, Immune Deficiency Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Salvation Army, Toys for Tots, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Employees not only provided financial assistance, they also volunteered their time in the communities by providing and packaging food at area food banks, planting flowers and trees, picking up trash and much more.
"We're proud of our employees, who continually give back to their communities throughout the year," said Karen Etchberger, CSL Behring's Executive Vice President, Quality & Business Services and the Site Head of King of Prussia. "They're generous with their time and talent as well as with their money, supporting so many different charitable groups. Our employees drive our corporate culture of giving."
CSL Behring is a global biotherapeutics leader, which is driven by its promise to save lives. Focused on serving patients' needs by using the latest technologies, we develop and deliver innovative therapies that are used to treat coagulation disorders, primary immune deficiencies, hereditary angioedema, inherited respiratory disease, and neurological disorders. The company's products are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation, burn treatment and to prevent hemolytic disease of the newborn.
CSL Behring operates one of the world's largest plasma collection networks, CSL Plasma. The parent company, CSL Limited (ASX:CSL), headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, employs more than 14,000 people with operations in more than 30 countries. For more information visit www.cslbehring.com and follow us on www.Twitter.com/CSLBehring.
About United Way
With 2.6 million volunteers and 9.6 million donors worldwide, and more than $5 billion raised every year, United Way is the world's largest privately-funded non-profit organization. United Way engages in nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide to create community solutions that improve life for everyone. United Way partners include global, national and local businesses, non-profit groups, government, civic and faith organizations, along with educators, labor leaders, health providers, senior citizens, students and more. For more information about United Way, please visit UnitedWay.org. Follow us on Twitter: @UnitedWay and #LiveUnited.
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