In Brazil, employees joined with various organizations to complete GDOS projects. The team spent time with children in need and people living with disabilities, as well as completed various projects and administrative tasks at partner organizations. Other employees volunteered at a local food bank and donated blood.


Brussels, Belgium

In Belgium, Lilly employees assisted with building repairs and yard work at a school and center for people with disabilities, including painting, making meals and sorting clothes and food.



In China, approximately 100 Lilly volunteers spent time at local elementary schools, where most of the students are children of migrant workers. Employees provided lectures for the students and helped them paint the campus.



Lilly employees in France worked with eight different associations to complete a range of volunteer activities. They worked to package food for those in need, visited a museum with people with Alzheimer's disease, spent time with people living with disabilities, donated blood and assisted with the collection of old glasses for children in developing countries.


Hong Kong, China

On GDOS, Lilly employees in Hong Kong visited an elderly home, where they spent a fun-filled day with 50 of the residents.



Lilly Italy employees partnered with various organizations on a range of activities. They volunteered at Banco Alimentare and Caritas Cafeterias preparing, distributing and collecting food for those in need. Others volunteered at a dog kennel, cleaning and caring for the animals, while some prepared Dynamo Camp prior to an event that benefitted its campers, who are mainly children living with severe diseases.


Kinsale, Ireland

Lilly employees in Kinsale supported the local community through projects focused on environment, youth and senior citizens, including hosting a tea and a dance at a local senior center.


Kobe, Japan

Over 2,000 Lilly Japan employees participated in a walkathon to raise funds for earthquake-impacted areas, and took part in other community service activities.


Madrid, Spain

Lilly Spain employees worked with over 14 partner organizations to remodel an area of a hospital, collaborate with people with disabilities and provide support to an animal protection association and nature reserve by building birdhouses and cleaning up the grounds.



Members of Lilly's Mexican affiliate team set out to beautify the area around their office by plnating trees and removing graffiti during GDOS.

(left to right) Bart Peterson, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Corporate Communications; Dr. John Lechleiter, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer; and Carlos Banos, General Manager of Lilly Mexico.×

North Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

In Southeast Asia, Lilly employees supported the Center for Orphan Children by cleaning, redecorating, planting trees and implementing long-term educational science sessions.


Puerto Rico

In Puerto Rico, over 150 employees head out into their community to volunteer with local organizations.


Seoul, Korea

Lilly employees in Seoul participated in a diverse set of service projects during GDOS. They worked at various senior centers cooking meals, gardening and painting; spent time at a local flophouse cleaning, wallpapering and preparing meals; and also visited an orphanage where they hosted a birthday party for a 1-year-old baby and cared for children.



Lilly Sweden volunteered with Swedish Care International to raise awarness and provide education to elderly home employees about Alzheimer's disease and available memory tools for patients.



In Turkey, Lilly employees supported the local almhouse by renewing and decorating its bakery while also spreading awareness about diabetes and healthy diets.


Baltimore, Maryland

Employees from Lilly's Richmond Oncology Team spent a day at the Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore participating in a "McBlitz Day"! The team was able to help complete much-needed tasks to help the 36-family house run smoothly. For instance, they cleaned out and re-organized the supplies closet, cleaned out closets on each guest room level and sanitized, organized and labeled food cabinets in the guest kitchen.


Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cambridge, MA employees created packages of clothing for children in need by working with Cradles for Crayons.


Greenfield, Indiana

At Elanco, Lilly's animal health division, nearly 1,000 employees participated in nearly 50 different projects related to Elanco's two causes of Food and Companionship. Projects include:

  • Weeding and harvesting produce for a multi-acre farm.
  • Partnering with Junior Achievement, a coalition of educators and industry leaders, at a two-day event that connected Indianapolis-area middle-school students with more than 100 companies, including nearly 100 Elanco employees. Students had the opportunity to preview veterinary care opportunities as a career path.
  • Painting and providing signage at the Conner Prairie Animal Encounters experience.
  • Delivering meals to local people who are unable to either prepare meals or have meals otherwise provided through the local Meals on Wheels agency.
  • Saddle and barn cleaning for an equine therapy agency.
  • Various food bank preparation.

Last year 2,500 Elanco global employees participated with over 10,000 service hours completed.


Greensboro and Raleigh, North Carolina

The Greensboro/Raleigh Lilly teams partnered with the Ronald McDonald House of Durham for LGDOS. They were honored and privileged to give back in service to an organization that provides love, care and comfort to children and their families during treatment for cancer and other illnesses. During the day they assembled 50 "Welcome Care Kits" packed with essential toiletries like toothpaste, shampoo and soap along with puzzles, toys, wipes and calendars.


Indianapolis, Indiana

At Lilly's corporate headquarters in Indianapolis, employees fanned out across the city to participate in nearly 100 different projects, including:

  • Prepared 4,000 meals to be distributed at local social service agencies.
  • Partnered with Junior Achievement JobSpark, a coalition of educators and industry leaders, at a two-day event that connected Indianapolis-area middle school and junior high students with more than 100 companies, including 1,200 Lilly employees. Students had the opportunity to preview eight different industries and many career paths, and learned how high school is integral to their future.
  • Worked with the Indianapolis Humane Society to organize and prepare pet food donations, spent time with pets and cleaned and performed maintenance on animal enclosures.
  • Cleaned, painted and decorated rooms at the Boys and Girls Club, a food pantry and local schools.
  • Made care packages for and wrote letters of support to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.
  • Landscaped, gardened, and cleaned up the grounds at neighborhood schools, community service organizations, parks and the Indianapolis Art Museum in partnership with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful.

Since 2013, Lilly has been a partner of Indy Do Day, a community-led, city-wide service initiative that brings together nonprofits, businesses, faith-based organizations and residents to take part in service projects that have a positive impact on our city. We're proud to hold our Global Day of Service during Indy Do Day (September 29-October 1) as our commitment to this initiative and to our community.


Geneva, Switzerland

In Switzerland, Lilly employees assisted with building repairs, painting and yard work at Relais Dumas, a day center for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.