Lilly Global Day of Service
Giving back to our community has been part of Lilly’s heritage for more than 140 years. Global Day of Service is yet another way we make life better for people around the world and strengthen the communities in which we live, work and play. Every year, more than 20,000 Lilly employees spend a day out of the office, helping neighbors and communities around the world.
Our efforts are focused on creating healthy lives, healthy minds and healthy communities. Since the program launched in 2008, employees have given more than 1 million hours around the world by completing thousands of projects – from natural disaster cleanups to improving health; from enhancing minds through science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiatives to community beautification.
Former Lilly scientist Aster Bekele has partnered with our teams through Global Day of Service to help urban youth in Indianapolis connect with science and environmental conservation. Watch this video to see how she – along with her Lilly family – is helping to create lasting change in her community.