France-Notre Dame de Bondeville
Aspen NDB cares for the sick, disabled, destitute and the environment
At Aspen Notre Dame de Bondeville ("NDB"), the annual Mandela Day activities are customarily a little different to other sites. Activities take place over an extended period, primarily during November and December as well as between April and May.
Over the years, we have engaged in numerous partnerships that benefit a broad range of communities including sick children, people suffering from various disabilities and those who are poor, destitute, or less privileged.
Each year NDB's employees are given an option to dedicate a day of their time to support a beneficiary of their choice. Given the COVID-19 limitations, our usual activities that were scheduled to be hosted in November and December 2020 were hampered, but this did not discourage the team who are driven by a challenge.
We launched an internal campaign to collect clothing, food, hygiene products and toys. Through our employees’ generosity, more than 1700 items were donated across all categories, which were in turn redistributed to our partner associations.
A team also worked with the Rouen Métropole to clean up a woodland area near the NDB manufacturing site as part of our environmental commitment, while a third group made up gift packages in a store to raise funds for the Association des Paralysés de France which assists handicapped individuals.
During the latter part of 2021, Aspen NDB also supported Les Blouses Roses by decorating the children’s ward at a local hospital for the festive season, La Banque Alimentaire, Le Secours Populaire and ASAR which are organisations that distribute food and basic provisions to destitute individuals and families.