June 24, 2016

Employee Outreach Making a Difference in Communities

AbbVie employees make a global effort to improve underserved communities during Week of Possibilities.  
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AbbVie employees spent a “Week of Possibilities” from June 20-24 coming together all over the world to create a positive impact on underserved communities during our third annual signature volunteering event.
More than 5,500 employees volunteered across 70 cities in more than 50 countries across the globe to improve and refurbish libraries, renovate buildings, landscape and garden, gather and collect books for schoolchildren, assemble furniture, paint walls, make repairs and much more.
The various projects selected align with our three corporate responsibility commitments: improve health outcomes, operate responsibly and contribute to communities. Many of the projects were focused on transforming education, especially for children in underserved communities.
“Week of Possibilities is a great example of how AbbVie collaborates with diverse stakeholders and creates game-changing partnerships to improve the communities where we live, work and operate,” said Tracie Haas, vice president, corporate responsibility, brand and communications. “Addressing the world’s health challenges requires going beyond medicine and using our resources to improve health systems and our communities.”
AbbVie partnered with The Points of Light Foundation, North Chicago Community Partners, The Heart of America Foundation and KaBOOM!, among others, to plan and implement Week of Possibilities community service projects worldwide.
For AbbVie, the giving does not end in just one week. Our corporate responsibility commitment is year-round.
Take a quick look at some Week of Possibilities facts and stats: