Originally published at news.abbvie.com. AbbVie ranked No. 23 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2022.
AbbVie kicks off its seventh Week of Possibilities with approximately 15,000 employees volunteering in more than 50 countries to serve local communities around the world. From June 27 to July 1, employees will work with trusted community partners to complete hands-on projects, including renovating schools, playgrounds and community centers, to benefit local communities impacting tens of thousands of people.
“Supporting our local communities is at the heart of AbbVie’s culture, and there is no greater example of this than our annual Week of Possibilities, where employees around the world come together through volunteering to embrace our shared commitment of giving back,” said Tracie Haas, President, AbbVie Foundation. “We are thrilled our employee volunteers are returning to service projects in local communities this year following a two-year pause caused by the pandemic. We look forward to collaborating with our nonprofit partners to make a real impact in our local communities across the globe.”
To bring Week of Possibilities to life, the AbbVie Foundation works with longstanding community partners, including Heart of America Foundation and KABOOM! in the U.S., and Points of Light globally. At its North 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 in local communities. Project highlights include:
- In North Chicago, volunteers will renovate four local schools; help teachers prepare for the move into the new middle school, Neal Math and Science Academy; build a new community playground; participate in book, food and clothing sorting; and build two single family homes for families in need.
- In Brisbane and Anaheim, California, volunteers will transform two community playgrounds.
- AbbVie teams will create STEM Labs and renovate libraries at schools in Santa Ana and Redwood City, California; Washington, D.C.; Tampa, Florida; Chicago, Illinois; Boston and Worchester, Massachusetts; Newark, New Jersey; Brooklyn, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Austin and Houston, Texas.
- Globally, AbbVie’s partnership with Points of Light will impact thousands of students in dozens of schools and community centers with refreshed and refurbished learning, meeting and outdoor spaces. Employees will also focus on making a positive impact to the environment and serving local communities through food banks and education-focused initiatives. Additionally, select volunteers in Europe will prepare supplies and kits for Ukrainian refugees.
- Collectively, volunteers in more than 50 countries will serve the greatest needs in their local communities and help create a positive, lasting impact for children and families.
Since its inception, AbbVie has been recognized for its corporate citizenship, including as one of top “Companies that Care” by Great Place to Work® and PEOPLE.
Learn more about AbbVie’s Week of Possibilities at abbvie.com/givesback and AbbVie’s ongoing commitment to local communities in its 2021 ESG Action Report.