Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bayer CropScience Donates $148,895 To Passage Home

Crop Science Company Continues Partnership With Southeast Raleigh Neighborhood Community Center

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC (January 19, 2011) —Bayer CropScience (www.bayercropscience.us), one of the world’s top innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and traits, has donated a total of $148,895 to the Passage Home Safety Club in the South Park neighborhood in Raleigh. The donation will build upon and expand Passage Home’s partnership with Bayer CropScience that focuses on the Safety Club science and technology enrichment program for after school elementary and middle school youth. Throughout the year, Bayer CropScience’s donation supports Passage Home events.

This month, Passage Home is hosting The Queen Foundation’s “I Am Queen” program for girls ages 13 to 18, with the support of Bayer CropScience. The program includes workshops each weekend in January and a culminating retreat weekend on Friday, Jan. 21 through Sunday, Jan. 23 at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley. The program is comprised of six workshops defining the characteristics of a queen: beauty, character, talent, confidence, accountability and vision. The “I AM Queen” was established in 2008, and in 2010 the program attracted more than 500 young women.

QUOTES:
“Bayer CropScience is proud to support Passage Home and its Safety Club, not only financially, but also with the support of employee volunteers,” said William Buckner, Bayer CropScience CEO. “Passage Home works to provide a safer, healthier, more beautiful and viable community for the residents in Southeast Raleigh, today and in the future. We are very committed to this partnership and to improving the communities where we live and work.”   

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Passage Home Facebook Page:
http://on.fb.me/gNIpXS

The Queen’s Foundation Twitter Page
http://twitter.com/TheQueensFNDN

The Queen’s Foundation Facebook Page
http://www.facebook.com/thequeensfoundation

DETAILS:

  • For more information about Passage Home, visit www.passagehome.org.
  • For more information about The Queen’s Foundation, visit www.thequeensfoundation.org.
  • Last summer Bayer employees hosted Bayer Days at the Passage Home Summer Camp every Wednesday to expose the Passage Home youth to science, sustainable living and technology through experiential learning. Campers from ages 5 through 12 experienced Bayer’s Making Science Make Sense program, art projects and etiquette training, along with several sponsored field trips.
  • Buckner sits on the board of directors at Passage Home.

Press Release #: USA-BCS-2011-0047

ABOUT BAYER CROPSCIENCE:
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience AG, a subsidiary of Bayer AG with annual sales of about EUR 6.5 billion (2009), is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and traits. The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture and for non-agricultural applications. Bayer CropScience has a global workforce of 18,700 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at: www.press.bayercropscience.com.

ABOUT PASSAGE HOME:
Passage Home fights poverty and homelessness by strengthening families and neighborhoods. They are a nationally recognized faith-based nonprofit community development corporation that has been serving Wake County, NC since 1991. They have developed a network of corporations, congregations, and community organizations that are supporting this work.

ABOUT THE QUEEN’S FOUNDATION:
The Queen’s Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization designed by Nadia Moffett, Miss North Carolina USA 2010, to enhance the lives of young women, ages 10 to 18, by guiding them to build total self-esteem and empowerment socially, academically and emotionally. The foundation hosts many events, including a summer camp program and teen seminars. The program is comprised of six workshops defining the characteristics of a queen: beauty, character, talent, confidence, accountability and vision. The “I AM Queen” program was founded in 2008, and in 2010 the program reached more than 500 young women.

Brittney Storm
MMI Public Relations
(919) 233-6600
brittney@mmipublicrelations.com    
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