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News Release
September 18, 2013
Contact: Cait Healey
Phone: +1 978-715-1663
Email: Cait.Healey@emdmillipore.com

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

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

Photo: EMD Millipore partnered with the Vince Wilfork Foundation to provide back to school supplies for kids in need.Who:    
EMD Millipore

What:   
Donated $5,000 and school supplies

When:  
September 2013

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

Why:      
EMD 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. EMD Millipore was joined in this effort by their charitable partner, the Vince Wilfork Foundation. In addition to the donation, EMD 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 EMD 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,”

EMD 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 EMD Millipore
EMD Millipore is the Life Science division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, 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, EMD 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 66 countries and 2012 revenues of €2.6 billion.