Community Day of Service
Our employees enjoy making a difference both at work and in the broader community.
At Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, we encourage team members to take an active role in volunteer efforts. Indiana University Health created the Strength That Cares program for employees to take service outside the walls of its facilities. A key part of the effort is IU Health Day of Service, a high-impact event that encourages team members to address an identified community outreach priority.
A team of thousands makes a difference quickly.
Our goal is to foster a culture of engagement and social responsibility. Including many Riley at IU Health employees, the Strength That Cares program boasts 10,600 members throughout Indiana. For 2013 through 2015, IU Health Day of Service is focusing on the need for more physical activity to combat obesity in Indiana. More than 2,500 volunteers across the state are working to enhance local communities with walking trails and parks.
In 2012, more than 2,200 volunteers built Habitat for Humanity home panels as part of community revitalization efforts for IU Health Day of Service. As a result, 25 homes were built and four were given to residents affected by the 2012 Henryville tornado.