December 21, 2015 | Giving Back

Adopting Families for the Holidays

As we count down the final days until Christmas -- when it can be tempting to let the stress of the season overpower its joy – we wanted to offer a heartwarming twist on the “holiday shopping list.”

This month, Burlington Labs employees in Vermont, Maine and Kentucky reached out to local organizations for holiday wish lists from families in need. Then, we went shopping!

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Dozens of staff from our Vermont headquarters and Patient Service Centers chipped in to deliver Christmas in a really big way for a family of seven in Burlington.

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Maine Sales Rep Nicole Hanbury and her family played Santa to a family in need.

While the best things in life – including, and especially, during the holidays – aren’t “things” at all, it’s pretty inspiring to look at these piles of presents and know that a group of individuals who each chip in just a little giving spirit can make a huge amount of magic appear under a needy family’s Christmas tree.

Happy Holidays!

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Read more articles from our January/February 2016 issue of our newsletter, "TheBuzz":

Massachusetts Lab Increases Capacity with Facility Move
My Story: I Gave Up a Kidney -- and Gained a Friend
Compassion in Action: Polar Express
Event Educates, Unites Families Impacted by Addiction
From the Lab Bench: Not All Assays Are Created Equal
"Continuing Ed" with Ed Baker: Nice to Meet You!
Partner Profile: Richard Winant, Kelly House, Wakefield MA
Drug Trivia: Alcohol Use During Pregnancy
Patient Services News: Burlington Extends HoursRutland Ribbon-Cutting

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