August 2001 issue Pharmacy Today magazine
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
For PSM, charity is not about writing a cheque, it's about making an ongoing difference.
When CEO Kim Campbell heard about Granger Grove, a residential home in Manukau for at-risk women and children, he knew PSM had to help. Granger Grove not only gives women a place to stay, it also provides parenting and budgeting advice.
For the past three years, PSM has given residents toiletry packs when they move in, and presents at Christmas. For some, it has been their first Christmas gift. But the support doesn't just come from management PSM staff have also taken the home to heart, donating clothing and toys from home.
This generosity was recognised at the Manukau City Business Excellence Awards, where PSM received special commendation for their contribution to the community.
Julie France, Granger Grove's co-ordinator, nominated PSM for the award, and this makes it particularly special to Kim Campbell and the team at PSM.
"The money makes little difference to us, but it makes a big difference to them," he said.
The award is given to companies that possess a strong sense of community, and demonstrate the ability to give back and support others.
Above photo: PSM CEO Kim Campbell, general manager of marketing, Paul O'Brien and Julie France outside Granger Grove.
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