Our Global Day of Service Hits Home

“Take what you find here and make it better,” Colonel Eli Lilly, our company’s founder, said. That’s not a one-person or one-day thing. That’s a worldview.

On our Global Day of Service on October 1, employees improved neighborhoods in 65 countries. At Lilly, we're determined to improve our communities and make life better for our neighbors and peers. And we couldn’t do that without fantastic partners who join us with open hands and hearts. We need them just as they need us, and we’re honored to thrive alongside them in communities from our hometown of Indianapolis to India, from Colombia to Japan.


It wasn’t all in a day’s work. It’s all in a life’s work for so many of our partners and volunteers. 

This year, we featured hundreds of photos, videos and stories from our colleagues worldwide as they poured into the Global Day of Service website on October 1. Take a look and tell us what you think in the comment section below.