Medtronic and Can’d Aid Donate 450 bikes, 400 skateboards, and 2,133 art kits to Colorado Youth



We’d love to invite you to attend today's volunteer event in Longmont and tomorrow's donation at Munroe Elementary in Denver, to learn from the Medtronic team about their partnership with Can’d Aid and why they’ve decided to engage employees in philanthropy this month.


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6/21 MEDIA OPP: There is an opportunity for media to join us on June 21 throughout the day, when Medtronic employees will build bikes and skateboards at the Medtronic campus in Boulder. Let us know if you can make it, and the Medtronic leadership team will be available to discuss the philanthropy partnership.


6/22 MEDIA OPP: On June 22, Medtronic and Can'd Aid will donate 135 bikes, skateboards, and helmets to students at Munroe Elementary in Denver. The donation will include an in-person demonstration at an assembly from Square State Skate.

MEDIA ALERT

Metronic and Can’d Aid Partner Throughout June to Support Colorado Youth


WHAT: Can’d Aid is partnering with Metronic this month to support children in Colorado’s Boulder County and beyond. Throughout the month of June, Medtronic employees will be assembling 450 bikes, 400 skateboards, and 2,133 art kits to be donated to kids in Colorado.


Medtronic has had a major presence in Colorado for more than five decades and is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen and community partner to Boulder and the surrounding area.


Held annually in June, Medtronic’s Project 6 serves as a kick-off to year-round community impact through volunteering and giving where Medtronic employees live and work. This year Project 6 will be held from June 6 –July 31 to engage a global network of employees and retirees in celebrating Tenet 6 of the Medtronic Mission – good corporate citizenship.


Totaling more than 90,000 worldwide, Medtronic employees have the power to make a significant difference in local communities by donating their time and money to nonprofits of importance to them.

During Project 6, Medtronic employees at various locations will coordinate local volunteer projects that provide a tangible way for everyone to get involved while contributing to advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development goals.


At the Medtronic Foundation, our vision is a world where there are no barriers to achieving health, wellbeing and prosperity. Together, we can drive a global impact through local action. That’s the Power of You, the Power of Us.


New this year, we will be reintroducing in-person volunteering opportunities and expanding Project 6 participation to include financial gifts. In-person volunteering opportunities are a great way to unite and engage Medtronic employees as our sites adapt to the Hybrid Work Model.


Several local organizations will help facilitate the donations throughout June, including:

  • Columbine Elementary School

  • Mapleton Early Childhood Center

  • Realities for Children

  • A Precious Child

  • Out Boulder County

Media are invited to join us for the volunteer event at Medtronic on June 7 and the donation event at Munroe Elementary School, where 135 students will receive bikes, skateboards, and helmets, and receive an in-person demonstration from Square State Skate.


WHEN:

  • Medtronic Bike and Skateboard Build - Tuesday, June 21, 10am-3pm

  • Donation Event at Munroe Elementary - Wednesday, June 22, 3-4 pm

WHERE:

  • 6/21 Medtronic Volunteer Event - Medtronic (6135 Gunbarrel Ave, Boulder, CO 80301)

  • 6/22 Donation - Munroe Elementary (3440 W Virginia Ave, Denver, CO 80219)

MEDIA OPP: Media are invited to attend the both the bike and skateboard build event at Medtronic and the donation event at Munroe Elementary. The Medtronic leadership team and representatives from the hosting organization, Colorado-based non-profit Can'd Aid, will be available for interviews.


WHY: Children on average get 7 hours of screen time per day and only 1 in 5 gets the daily recommended amount of exercise. At a time when our nation’s youth are experiencing extreme levels of anxiety, depression and mental health issues, Can’d Aid’s programs, which give children the tools they need to live healthy lives and foster creativity, combat these troubling statistics and serve underserved and at-risk children across the country. To donate, join the do-goodery or find out more, please visit candaid.org.

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About Can’d Aid

Can’d Aid is a nationally recognized nonprofit that rallies volunteers from all walks of life to build thriving communities. Through their unique integrated approach, they distribute water, increase access and opportunities for underserved youth to experience music, arts and the outdoors; and protect and restore the environment. Since inception in 2013, more than 2.5 million cans of water have been distributed, over 12,000 skateboards and bikes have been built for underprivileged youth, more than 2,500 instruments have been donated and the equivalent of 73 million aluminum cans have been recycled. To donate, volunteer or learn more, please visit candaid.org.


About Medtronic

Bold thinking. Bolder actions. We are Medtronic. Medtronic plc, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is the leading global healthcare technology company that boldly attacks the most challenging health problems facing humanity by searching out and finding solutions. Our Mission — to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life — unites a global team of 90,000+ passionate people across 150 countries. Our technologies and therapies treat 70 health conditions and include cardiac devices, surgical robotics, insulin pumps, surgical tools, patient monitoring systems, and more. Powered by our diverse knowledge, insatiable curiosity, and desire to help all those who need it, we deliver innovative technologies that transform the lives of two people every second, every hour, every day. Expect more from us as we empower insight-driven care, experiences that put people first, and better outcomes for our world. In everything we do, we are engineering the extraordinary. For more information on Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), visit www.Medtronic.com(opens new window) and follow @Medtronic(opens new window) on Twitter and LinkedIn(opens new window).