Walgreens Boots Alliance Commits $350,000 to Help Address Critical COVID-19 Needs in India
DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To help address the critical need for COVID-19-related resources during a surge in cases and deaths in India, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today announced a commitment of US$350,000 to the American India Foundation (AIF).
For a total of $350,000 or more, WBA will:
- provide a direct donation of $100,000
- allow its team members to donate to a special fund, amounting to at least $100,000
- match these contributions from team members, up to $100,000
- contribute an in-kind product donation of approximately $50,000 worth of pulse oximeters
Pulse oximeters are non-invasive devices that measure oxygen saturation. AIF will distribute them to rural healthcare workers on the frontlines across India.
“Throughout the pandemic, WBA has been committed to keeping communities safe and providing much-needed healthcare services, while also working to address barriers to access,” said Rosalind Brewer, CEO, Walgreens Boots Alliance. “Our thoughts are with everyone in India right now, and we are proud to support the American India Foundation to deliver immediate and vital resources at this critical time.”
The contributions to AIF build on WBA’s extensive response efforts throughout the pandemic in thousands of communities around the world, including providing access to COVID-19 testing across more than 6,000 Walgreens and Boots stores, administering more than 15 million COVID-19 vaccines and continually offering the latest health information and resources.
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About Walgreens Boots Alliance
Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy, touching millions of lives every day through dispensing and distributing medicines, and through its convenient retail locations, digital platforms and health and beauty products. The company has more than 100 years of trusted health care heritage and innovation in community pharmacy and pharmaceutical wholesaling.
Including equity method investments, WBA has a presence in more than 25 countries, employs more than 450,000 people and has more than 21,000 stores.
WBA’s purpose is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives. The company is proud of its contributions to healthy communities, a healthy planet, an inclusive workplace and a sustainable marketplace. WBA is a participant of the United Nations Global Compact and adheres to its principles-based approach to responsible business.
WBA is included in FORTUNE’s 2021 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies*. This is the 28th consecutive year that WBA or its predecessor company, Walgreen Co., has been named to the list.
More company information is available at www.walgreensbootsalliance.com.
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