Week of Possibilities : AbbVie Bengaluru Employees Volunteer to Aid Students

Bengaluru, July 1st, 2024 – AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company focused on creating medicines and solutions announced the ninth annual ‘Week of Possibilities.’ It is a global volunteering program that unites employees with a shared mission: to give back to local communities. From 10th June 2024, thousands of AbbVie employees across 50 countries and territories collaborated with trusted nonprofit and community partners to complete hands-on projects that benefit local communities and impact tens of thousands of people worldwide. This year, the highly anticipated ‘Week of Possibilities’ event will unfold across the vibrant cities of Mumbai, Chennai, New Delhi, and Bengaluru.

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“We at AbbVie are committed to supporting our local community in Bengaluru through volunteering. We are excited to collaborate with iVolunteer that helped us reach Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Urdu School in Bengaluru,” said Suresh Pattathil, Managing Director & General Manager AbbVie India. “During our ‘Week of Possibilities,’ one of our most anticipated annual volunteer initiatives, thousands of AbbVie employees globally come together to serve their local communities.”

In Bengaluru, volunteers experienced the joy of spending time and making a day of a group of government school students’ fun-filled and fruitful. The activity was divided into two sessions. In the first half, a session on ‘problems due to fast fashion and textile waste’ was by an iVolunteer representative for the volunteers. Then a training on how to upcycle a T-shirt into a simple cloth tote bag. In the second half, the Volunteers were paired with 1 or 2 students and conducted a session to train them on upcycling a T-shirt into a simple cloth bag. The bags were then donated to students at the school.

Speaking at the event, Natasha Tiwary, Director, Human Resources, AbbVie India said, “The AbbVie Foundation believes that the initiative unites employees globally to make a tangible difference in local communities through various volunteer activities. This annual event aligns with AbbVie’s commitment to philanthropy, focusing on strengthening educational programs and creating a positive environmental impact. By listening and learning from our partners, we empower them to develop innovative solutions that address critical inequities and advance health equity in their communities.”

Each ‘Week of Possibilities’ location selects service projects that align with the greatest needs of the local community.

Since its inception in 2014, AbbVie’s Week of Possibilities has become a cherished global tradition. Funded in part by the AbbVie Foundation, the initiative focuses on service projects in the local communities where AbbVie employees live and work.