Cole-Parmer delivered more than 900 packages of toy cars, more than 1,900 boxes of crayons, nearly 1,400 coloring books, and 800 packages of nonskid socks to the Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan.
The donation of the 5,000 items was the result of an employee toy drive, which exceeded expectations set by the company's Community Action Council.
"Our goal is to make an impact in the local community and we look for opportunities to rally our employees around these charitable events," said Monica Manotas, VP/general manager, Cole-Parmer.
On hand for the delivery was Barbara Martin, president and CEO of Vista Health System; Lisa Lees, director of Patient Relations and Community Cares Champion; and other hospital representatives.
"We're extremely appreciative of Cole-Parmer and the efforts of employees for donating toys to our pediatric patients," Martin said. "We will be able to use these gifts in our emergency rooms and pediatric unit for many months to come."
Cole-Parmer has been a leading global source of laboratory and industrial fluid handling products, instrumentation, equipment, and supplies since 1955.
For information, contact Cole-Parmer, 625 East Bunker Court, Vernon Hills, IL 60061; call (800) 323-4340 or (847) 549-7600 for international calls; or visit www.coleparmer.com.