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September 18, 2013
Contact: Cait Healey
Phone: +1 978-715-1663

Millipore Teams Up with the Vince Wilfork Foundation to Donate Backpacks and School Supplies to Boston-Area Students

September 18, 2013, Darmstadt, Germany — Merck Millipore, the Life Science division of Merck KGaA, donated $5,000 and school supplies for children in need.  

Merck Millipore

Donated $5,000 and school supplies

September 2013

The Home for Little Wanderers, based in Boston and throughout Eastern Massachusetts

Merck Millipore recently donated $5,000 to The Home for Little Wanderers, the nation’s oldest child welfare agency which serves some of the most vulnerable children and families in Massachusetts. Merck Millipore was joined in this effort by their charitable partner, the Vince Wilfork Foundation. In addition to the donation, Merck Millipore employees and the Vince Wilfork Foundation together donated 80 donated backpacks and several bins of school supplies for the children.

“Together with the generous support of local residents and partners like Merck Millipore and the Vince Wilfork Foundation, we are able to help prepare children for successful futures and build their self-esteem,” explained Meredith Bryan, Vice President for Development and Communications, The Home for Little Wanderers. “Many youth in our community-based and residential programs come from families that are struggling to make ends meet. From our clinicians who provide mental health services in the Boston Public Schools to those who work with foster families in the community, we know that too many of our clients can’t afford required back-to-school basics for students as they prepare for the academic year,”

Merck Millipore continues to support education through several initiatives, including a recent donation of a $5,000 the Read to a Child program and their annual scholarship program.

For more information, please contact Cait Healey.

About Merck Millipore
Merck Millipore is the Life Science division of Merck KGaA of Germany and offers a broad range of innovative, performance products, services and business relationships that enable our customers’ success in research, development and production of biotech and pharmaceutical drug therapies. Through dedicated collaboration on new scientific and engineering insights, and as one of the top three R&D investors in the Life Science Tools industry, Merck Millipore serves as a strategic partner to customers and helps advance the promise of life science.

Headquartered in Billerica, Massachusetts, the division has around 10,000 employees, operations in 67 countries and 2011 revenues of EUR 2.4 billion. Merck Millipore operates as EMD Millipore in the U.S. and Canada.

Note: Merck KGaA or Merck shall mean Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany