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Walgreens and the United Nations Foundation announce second ‘Get a Shot. Give a Shot®’ campaign
Walgreens and the United Nations Foundation announced its second annual ‘Get a Shot. Give a Shot®’ campaign on 3 September 2014, a collaboration to provide life-saving vaccines to children who need them most in developing countries.
From 3 September until 13 October 2014, for every flu shot or other immunization administered at Walgreens pharmacies, Healthcare Clinics at select Walgreens or Duane Reade pharmacies in New York, Walgreens donated the value of a life-saving vaccine through the Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign.
From 14 October onwards, Walgreens also donated the value of any non-flu immunization administered as part of “Get a Shot. Give a Shot®”.
The equivalent of approximately 4.4 million vaccines were donated in the fiscal year with Walgreens help providing over 7 million vaccines since the start of the partnership in 2013.
Walgreens extends provision of flu shot voucher program
Walgreens supports communities and individuals in need in the USA through a collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
In fiscal 2015, Walgreens provided more than $11 million worth of flu shots through a voucher program that benefits people who are uninsured and underinsured.
This is the fifth year of the collaboration bringing the total value of flu shots provided since the program began to nearly $50 million.
Walgreens joins Me to We and launches GiveH2OPE to Others
Unilever and Walgreens joined forces for the first time with Me to We, an innovative social enterprise, to provide customers with a new way to make a positive impact on the world through everyday purchases.
Give H2OPE to Others (#GiveH2OPE) enabled Walgreens customers to make a life-changing difference for children and families in need. During the campaign, which ran from 26 July 2015 to 30 September 2015, select Unilever products, TRESemmé ®, Suave® or Caress® purchased at Walgreens helped provide over 17 million gallons of clean water to developing communities.
The program engaged consumers with brands they know and love, while empowering them to make a difference through simple actions taken at home. The donation from one Unilever product purchase supplied five gallons of clean water to families and communities in rural Kenya. Consumers were not only contributing to the cause through their purchases, but they were also able to track the impact online to see how their actions contributed to the donation goal.
Boots Charitable Trust supports Nottingham projects
Established in 1970, the Boots Charitable Trust is an independent registered charity in the UK, funded by Boots UK. To 31 August 2015, it has donated over $15 million to charities across the Nottingham region. The Charitable Trust supported a range of projects in Nottingham, UK between 1 January 2015 and 31 August 2015, including:
- Pintsize Theatre: awarded funding for a project targeting 11 to 13- year-olds. ‘I Want! I Want!’ focuses on alcohol-abuse and its impact on individuals, families and communities.
- Transform: awarded funding to support a program for 16 to 24-year-olds with learning disabilities and 14 to 19-year-olds with challenging behavior or mental health conditions that make them unable to function in mainstream education or in the workplace.
- Friends of Oak Field School: awarded funds to contribute toward the cost of an outdoor classroom for children with special educational needs.
(Photograph courtesy of Friends of Oak Field School)
Giving 11 years of support to International Health Partners
For over a decade, International Health Partners (IHP) has provided a professional service that enables healthcare companies and aid agencies to responsibly provide donated medicines to those in need. In the UK, we have partnered with IHP since the very beginning, providing supplies on an ongoing basis to help ensure medical products are ready in case of disaster.
Walgreens Boots Alliance is now a key contributor to the Doctors’ Travel Packs program; pre-packed kits containing over 60 lines of essential medicines and medical supplies for traveling medical professionals.
Following the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015, Walgreens Boots Alliance was among 30 healthcare companies that helped IHP to respond to the disaster.
IHP coordinates the safe and responsible donation of medical products from the healthcare industry to those who would otherwise have no access in the developing world. IHP is the largest coordinator of donated medicines in Europe, with a strong network of healthcare industry donors.
(Photograph courtesy of IHP)