What is it?
Each October, about 20,000 Lilly employees spend a day out of the office, helping friends and neighbors in communities around the world. Since the program launched in 2008, employees in more than 40 countries have given nearly 500,000 hours through Global Day of Service initiatives, making it one of the largest single-day volunteer programs in the world.
Nowhere is the impact of the Global Day of Service more visible than in Indianapolis – our headquarter city. Each year, some 8,000 Lilly employees work together to help civic, community and nonprofit organizations achieve their goals.
Around the world, Lilly volunteers put our mission of improved health in action. Working with local organizations to determine areas of greatest need, Lilly employees complete a variety of projects – from improving green spaces to helping schools to promoting good health.