Medline and its employees have a long and proud history of coming to the aid of those in need. This charitable spirit is evident both in employees’ individual capacities, as well as at a corporate level through the Medline-sponsored and employee-driven local donation committees. The humanitarian needs created by the conflict in Ukraine have spurred Medline into action across Europe.
The Slovakia donation committee organised a drive to collect necessities for babies and children, as well as hygiene products and canned food. These goods were taken to a humanitarian warehouse in Bánovce nad Bebravou where they are distributed to Ukrainian refugees who have come to Slovakia. In addition, the Benelux donation committee organised a drive to gather clothing, personal care products, food and other necessities. These items were donated to an association in Utrecht, the Netherlands, that shipped these goods to the Polish/Ukrainian border to help refugees there.
Medline’s subsidiary in Poland, Avion Medical, donated products like disinfectants, masks and gloves. In addition, local employees have made personal donations to three other organisations: Polish Humanitarian Action, Polish Medical Mission and SOS Children's Villages Association in Poland.
Our donation committees are on the lookout for additional meaningful organisations to support. And many of our employees around Europe have undertaken individual actions to support the people of Ukraine as well—donating money and necessities, volunteering their time and even welcoming refugees into their homes.