Volunteers Don Gloves To Distribute Thanksgiving Meals

Dec. 18, 2003
Ansell Professional Healthcare donates gloves and education materials to promote the holiday spirit.

In the holiday spirit of giving, Ansell Professional Healthcare donated 100 boxes of powder-free vinyl gloves and
posters with tips on safe food handling for the Salvation Army Southern California Division's annual Thanksgiving Eve Dinner. Volunteer servers wore the gloves while distributing turkey dinners with all of the trimmings to approximately 2,400 homeless and low-income men, women and children from The Salvation Army's social service programs and downtown LA skid row
missions. The Thanksgiving celebration was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center's South Hall on November 26.

"I wanted my children to experience Thanksgiving at a new level and enjoy the rewards of volunteering," said Julie Martini, senior account manager, Ansell Professional Healthcare. "It was touching to see the smiles and receive the kind words of appreciation from young and old in need who were treated to a delicious turkey dinner and some very special entertainment."

Bob Saget emceed the entertainment, which included a variety of musical performances and appearances by Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Councilwoman Jan Perry, Anthony Pena, Judge Pregerson (California's 9th Circuit), and Richard Riordan were among the volunteers. At the conclusion of the event, each child in attendance was presented with a new toy.

"It was our privilege to support an event of this magnitude that touches so many lives during the holidays," said Bob Bachkosky vice president, Marketing, Ansell Professional Healthcare. "We hope that the use of our gloves helped expedite the process of safely serving meals to the large crowd."