Day of Service

Each fall, Vertex employees around the world are encouraged to take part in a company-wide day of service to give back to local charities and organizations.

This year over 1,000 of our employees joined with more than 50 organizations to serve the community with a focus on helping neighbors in need. In the Boston area, we sorted and packed enough food at the Greater Boston Food Bank to feed a family of four for a year and a half, quadrupled the size of an organic garden at Holly Hill Farm that provides fresh produce to a local food pantry and assembled over 500 literacy packets that the United Way will distribute to community centers across our new South Boston neighborhood. In San Diego, our employees donated over 100 pairs of shoes to Soles4Souls, in Laval, Quebec our employees worked at a local food pantry sorting and delivering food, and colleagues from our DC office partnered with Martha’s Table to make sandwiches for homeless children.

Our employees also donated over 60 units of blood, shared their passion for science with elementary and high school students at a dozen different schools, removed invasive species and cleared trails at several different nature preserves and joined with Habitat for Humanity to help with the construction of houses in Dorchester, Massachusetts and in San Diego, California.

Watch the slideshow below to see more of the work we were able to do this year

Here is a list of some of the community organizations that we were able to help this year:

  • Acton Natural Resources
  • Boston Green Academy
  • Breakthrough Cambridge
  • Brigtwell School
  • City Sprouts
  • Club de patinage de vitesse
  • Community Servings
  • Costwold WaterPark Trust Reed Bed Management
  • Cradles to Crayons
  • Emarc
  • Excel High School
  • Franklin Park Zoo
  • Great Meadows National Wildlife
  • Greater Boston Food Bank
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hale Reservation
  • Healthcare for the Homeless
  • Holly Hill Farm
  • Hope Lodge
  • Long Island Homeless Shelter
  • Martha’s Table
  • Massachusetts Audobon Society
  • MassBioEd Foundations’ Bio Teach Program
  • MGH Blood Mobile
  • Monarch School
  • Museum of Science
  • Oxford Food Bank
  • Pathways to Wellness
  • Project Hope
  • Rails to Trails
  • San Elijo Lagoon Event
  • Science Club for Girls
  • Seeding Labs
  • Soles4Souls
  • Stone Zoo
  • The Beehive
  • The Rotary Club
  • Thompson Island Outward Bound
  • United Way
  • Waltham Fields
  • Youth Build Boston