Tough Times Don’t Slow Down Sanofi Pasteur Employees: Dozens of Monroe County Head Start Families “Adopted”

Holiday drive responds to increasing number of local families in need
Dec 16, 2011 12:00 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) December 16, 2011 - Today, Sanofi Pasteur employees continued the company’s 17-year tradition of collecting and hand-delivering gifts, non-perishable food items, and supermarket gift cards to Pocono Services for Families and Children (PSFC). These items were donated through the company’s “Adopt-A-Family” drive, which will benefit 34 Monroe County Head Start families. 

Company employees’ steadfast commitment to this drive has consistently brightened the holidays of low-income families in Monroe County. But this year, their generous donations were even more critical, as recent census data revealed the number of local children living below the poverty level has grown substantially.   “At PSFC, we see the growing need firsthand with many new faces coming to us for help. During challenging times like these, with stretched resources and budgets, we couldn’t be more grateful for generous partners like the ones at Sanofi Pasteur,” said Jackie Lapping, Family/Health manager at PSFC.   “Sanofi Pasteur employees have always proudly embraced a sense of corporate responsibility for our fellow community members,” said Ellyn Schindler, director of Community Relations, Sanofi Pasteur US. “This commitment is demonstrated in many ways, whether through significant employee donations to the annual United Way campaign, their participation in Sanofi’s National Volunteer Week, or the many causes receiving support through the company’s Community Relations Team, which includes dozens of employee volunteers.”   The commitment Sanofi Pasteur employees have shown toward the “Adopt-a-Family” drive marks only one of the many ways the company has given back to Head Start this year. Last month, employees and contractors delivered 197 pairs of winter boots, plus clothes and food, to Monroe County Head Start families as part of the company’s Thanksgiving holiday drive. Sanofi Pasteur also donates significant annual funding toward Pocono Services for Families and Children. In 2011 alone Sanofi Pasteur provided this organization with $56,000 in donations, earmarked for classroom programs, scholarships, and an emergency fund for Head Start families to cover heating and food costs.   About Head Start
Head Start is a child development program that has served low-income children and their families since 1965. The Head Start program is administered by the Head Start Bureau; the Administration on Children, Youth and Families; Administration for Children and Families; and the Department of Health and Human Services. Those interested in providing a donation to help local families and children in need can contact Monroe County Head Start representative Jackie Lapping at 570-421-2711 x230.   About Sanofi Pasteur Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, provides more than 1 billion doses of vaccine each year, making it possible to immunize more than 500 million people across the globe. A world leader in the vaccine industry, Sanofi Pasteur offers the broadest range of vaccines protecting against 20 infectious diseases. The company's heritage, to create vaccines that protect life, dates back more than a century. Sanofi Pasteur is the largest company entirely dedicated to vaccines. Every day, the company invests more than EUR 1 million in research and development. For more information, please visit: or   Forward Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. These statements include projections and estimates and their underlying assumptions, statements regarding plans, objectives, intentions and expectations with respect to future financial results, events, operations, services, product development and potential, and statements regarding future performance. Forward-looking statements are generally identified by the words “expects”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “plans” and similar expressions. Although Sanofi’s management believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, investors are cautioned that forward-looking information and statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond the control of Sanofi, that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, the forward-looking information and statements. These risks and uncertainties include among other things, the uncertainties inherent in research and development, future clinical data and analysis, including post marketing, decisions by regulatory authorities, such as the FDA or the EMA, regarding whether and when to approve any drug, device or biological application that may be filed for any such product candidates as well as their decisions regarding labeling and other matters that could affect the availability or commercial potential of such products candidates, the absence of guarantee that the products candidates if approved will be commercially successful, the future approval and commercial success of therapeutic alternatives, the Group’s ability to benefit from external growth opportunities as well as those discussed or identified in the public filings with the SEC and the AMF made by Sanofi, including those listed under “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in Sanofi’s annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2010. Other than as required by applicable law, Sanofi does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information or statements.   SANO19630