June 5, 2019
IDEX Health & Science (IH&S) team members from the Center of Excellence and Semrock facilities, volunteered for United Way’s Day of Caring in Rochester, New York last month.
Partnering with the Rochester Childfirst Network (RCN), 20 IH&S employees from the manufacturing, marketing and finance departments took down a dead tree and planted new ones in the sensory garden. Team members also cleared the sensory garden of weeds and leaves, created a new walking path, and cleaned up two other playground and garden areas. In addition, IH&S employees replaced a wooden ramp with cement, to ensure handicapped students have a safe way to exit the RCN facility in case of an emergency.
The IDEX Foundation donated $5,000 to support the cause.
Rochester Childfirst Network (RCN) is a not-for-profit agency dedicated to advancing the quality of early education and care in Western New York, through leadership, advocacy, and innovative direct services to children. Serving children since 1857, RCN aims for every child to grow up safe, strong, and able to achieve his or her full potential.
Teams at the IH&S Center of Excellence and Semrock facilities manufacture optical filters, lenses, light sources, and sub systems used in machines that perform DNA sequencing, among other applications.