The African-American Business Leaders for Excellence has made a financial and health care product donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne. ABLE, an employee resource group within Zimmer Biomet in Warsaw, made the announcement at a recent press conference.
The donation included hygiene products like laundry detergent, dish soap, hand and body soap, diapers, diaper wipes, deodorant, toothpaste, body lotions and shampoo. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne has focused on providing health care products to the community. Last summer, in addition to food, the club provided almost 12,000 health care packets serving over 35,000 people in Allen County.
ABLE’s community outreach initiative involves volunteering, community relationship programming, Zimmer Biomet Foundation donations and Partnerships.
“This year, the ABLE group decided to partner with the Fort Wayne’s Boys & Girls Clubs after a selection process,” said Chris Cephus, ABLE leader. “There is a passion within ABLE to provide support and mentorship to the future generations of kids who may be underprivileged or who may lack significant resources that will help them be successful in the future. We are proud of the fact that this year we can impact the communities that we live in by giving a Zimmer Biomet Foundation grant to Fort Wayne Boys & Girls Clubs on behalf of ABLE.”
“Through ABLE, Zimmer Biomet has made a special commitment to the African American community and that is most needed during these challenging times,” said Joe Jordan, president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne. “Their contribution supports one of our key pillars — healthy lifestyles — and will help us reach out further to those who need us most.”
Zimmer Biomet has nearly 20,000 employees globally and 5,400 of those are assigned to the Warsaw location.