LOS ANGELES -- 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 Nov. 26, 2003.
"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 of
marketing for Ansell Professional Healthcare. "We hope that the use of our
gloves helped expedite the process of safely serving meals to the large
Headquartered in Red Bank, N.J., Ansell Ltd. is a global leader in
healthcare barrier protective products. With operations in the Americas,
Europe and Asia, Ansell employs more than 12,000 people worldwide and holds
leading positions in the natural latex and synthetic polymer glove and
condom markets. Ansell operates in three main business segments:
Occupational Healthcare, supplying hand protection to the industrial market;
Professional Healthcare, supplying surgical and examination gloves to
healthcare professionals; and Consumer Healthcare, supplying sexual health
products and consumer hand protection.