PDA is committed not only to bettering the lives of today’s patients but also to empowering tomorrow’s scientists. Each year, we provide financial support to STEM programs at local area schools. To date, we have donated over $200,000 towards funding the future leaders of our industry. Last year, Samara, a 3rd grader from a local Philadelphia school, said ““Thank you for helping fund the Time For Kids magazines. They are fun and helpful to 3rd grade. My favorite magazine is all about space. All the magazines are interesting. I can’t wait to get more Time For Kids.”” In addition, we host an annual Science Fair that showcases the achievements of DV students, with dozens of industry professionals volunteering their time as mentors and judges. We encourage every student to pursue their passion for science, and hope that we can help some of them on their way!
Thanks to the generosity of our vendors and supporting members, the Delaware Valley Chapter of the PDA has already given over $14,500 halfway through 2017! We donated just over $4,000 to 26 Philadelphia high poverty school programs, $10,000 to 10 Delaware Valley Science Fair Award Winners (10 students from grades 6-12, each receiving a $1,000 award) and donated $500 to the PDA Annual Meeting Charity Walk/Run Benefit. Our goal is to donate over $20,000 this year and we are well on track! With these donations, we are helping thousands of children in need.