Connecting Hearts Abroad
In 2011, we introduced Connecting Hearts Abroad, a program that sends about 100 employees per year on two-week assignments to provide assistance to people and communities in need.
To date, nearly 1,000 Lilly ambassadors have traveled throughout Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America, serving in communities that often lack access to basic resources such as clean water, medical care or quality education. Since the program began, our employees have donated over 70,000 hours of service to helping children, families, the elderly and communities in need.
When they return, Lilly ambassadors share their experiences and insights with colleagues through presentations, blog posts and videos to help more employees gain a deeper global perspective and spark new ways of thinking.