The African-American Business Leaders for Excellence (ABLE), an Employee Resource Group within Zimmer Biomet in Warsaw announced a financial and health care product donation to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne at a recent news conference.

The $2,000 donation was accompanied by a gift of hygiene products like laundry detergent, dish soap, hand and body soap, diapers, diaper wipes, deodorant, toothpaste, body lotions and shampoo.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne has focused on providing health care products to the community. Last summer, in addition to food, the club provided almost 12,000 health care packets to serve over 35,000 people in Allen County.

ABLE’s Community Outreach initiative involves volunteering, community relationship programming, Zimmer Biomet Foundation donations and partnerships.

“This year, the ABLE group decided to partner with the Fort Wayne’s Boys and Girls Club after a selection process,” Chris Cephus, ABLE leader, said in a news release. “There is a passion within ABLE to provide support and mentorship to the future generations of kids who may be underprivileged or who may lack significant resources that will help them be successful in the future. We are proud of the fact that this year we can impact the communities that we live in by giving a Zimmer Biomet Foundation grant to Fort Wayne Boys and Girls Club on behalf of ABLE.”

Joe Jordan, president and CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne, said in the announcement, “Through ABLE, Zimmer Biomet has made a special commitment to the African American community and that is most needed during these challenging times. Their contribution supports one of our key pillars, healthy lifestyles, and will help us reach out further to those who need us most.”

Zimmer Biomet is an orthopedics maker that has nearly 20,000 employees globally with 5,400 of those assigned to the Warsaw location.

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