Approximately 15,000 AbbVie employees will volunteer globally to support local communities during the annual Opportunity Week
– AbbVie Possibilities Week returns in 2022 for its seventh year with approximately 15,000 employees participate in volunteer activities around the world to strengthen local communities, expand educational programs and have a positive environmental impact
– Week of Possibilities is AbbVie’s global in-person volunteering program that unites employees around the world for one purpose: to give back to local communities through volunteering
NORTH CHICAGO, Illinois., June 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — AbbVie today launches its seventh Week of Opportunities with approximately 15,000 employee volunteers in more than 50 countries serving local communities around the world. Of June 27 to July 1AbbVie employees will work with trusted community partners to deliver real-world projects, including renovating schools, playgrounds and community centers, to benefit local communities affecting tens of thousands of people.
“Supporting our local communities is at the heart of AbbVie’s culture, and there’s no better example of that than our annual Opportunity Week, where AbbVie employees around the world come together to volunteer to embrace our shared commitment to give back,” said Tracie Haas, President, AbbVie Foundation. “We are delighted that our employee volunteers are returning to service projects in local communities this year after a two-year hiatus caused by the pandemic. We look forward to collaborating with our nonprofit partners to make a real impact in our local communities around the world. “
To bring Possibilities Week to life, the AbbVie Foundation is working with long-standing community partners, including the Heart of America Foundation and KABOOM! in the United States and Points of Light around the world. At his North of Chicago headquarters, AbbVie partners with North Chicago Community Partners, Bernie’s Book Bank, Habitat for Humanity and others. Service projects vary by region and are selected based on the greatest needs of local communities. Project highlights include:
In North of Chicagoemployee volunteers will renovate four local schools, help teachers prepare to move into the new middle school, Neal Mathematics and the Academy of Sciences, build a new community playground, help sort books, food, and clothes, and build two single-family homes for families in need.
In Brisbane and Anaheim, CaliforniaAbbVie volunteers will transform two community playgrounds.
AbbVie teams will create STEM Labs and renovate school libraries santa ana and Redwood City, California; washington d.c.; Tampa, Florida; Chicago, Ill.; Boston and Worchester, Massachusetts; Newark, New Jersey; Brooklyn, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Austin and Houston, TX.
Globally, AbbVie’s partnership with Points of Light will impact thousands of students in dozens of schools and community centers with refreshed and renovated learning, meeting and outdoor spaces. AbbVie employees will also be dedicated to making a positive impact on the environment and serving local communities through food banks and education-focused initiatives. Plus, select AbbVie volunteers from Europe prepare supplies and kits for Ukrainian refugees.
Collectively, AbbVie volunteers in more than 50 countries will meet the greatest needs of their local communities and help create a positive and lasting impact for children and families.
Since its inception, AbbVie has been recognized for its corporate citizenship, including being one of the top “Companies That Cares About You” by Great Place to Work® and PEOPLE.
AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve the serious health problems of today and meet the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives in several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition products and services from its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, visit www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, instagram, Youtube and LinkedIn.
About the AbbVie Foundation
The AbbVie Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation, is dedicated to making a remarkable impact on local communities in need around the world through a commitment to building sustainable healthcare systems and effective educational programs. For more information, please visit www.abbviefoundation.org.