Bayer CropScience Wins Passage Home Corporate Responsibility Award
Crop Science Company Honored For Its Support At Annual "3C's Breakfast" Event.
- Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) June 25, 2011 - Bayer CropScience (http://www.bayercropscience.us), one of the world's top innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and traits, has announced that it won the Corporate Responsibility Award for its support of Passage Home at the latter's annual "3C's Breakfast" on April 27. For several years Bayer CropScience has been a sponsor for Passage Home, a nationally recognized nonprofit community development corporation devoted to addressing homelessness and poverty that has been serving Wake County since 1991. The 3C's Breakfast honors Corporations, Community members and Congregations, and leaders of these organizations, for their efforts in helping Passage Home and its mission over the last year.
Passage Home has developed a network of many corporations, congregations, and community organizations that are supporting its mission. For more information, visit http://www.passagehome.org/.
"Passage Home's philosophy of offering a hand up but not a handout is one that has helped numerous individuals in Wake County for two decades," said William Buckner, Bayer CropScience CEO, who serves on Passage Home's board of directors. "Passage Home is a great organization that is truly committed to creating sustainable economic models for our local neighborhoods. We're honored to receive this award and look forward to working together in 2011."
- In 2010, Bayer employees hosted Bayer Days at the Passage Home Summer Camp every Wednesday to expose the Passage Home youth to science, sustainable living and technology through experiential learning. Campers from ages 5 through 12 experienced Bayer's Making Science Make Sense program, art projects and etiquette training, along with several sponsored field trips.
- Bayer CropScience has donated $250,000 from the Bayer Foundation in support of Passage Home's Raleigh Community & Safety Club community center in addition to its employees' volunteer time.
- For more information about Passage Home, visit http://www.passagehome.org/.
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