At AbbVie we care about social causes as well as the health of our
patients. We encourage engagement in the communities where we live and
work, and that’s why each June is dedicated to the Month of
Possibilities. In 2020 we co-ordinated a hamper packing day that saw
our team pack 600 hampers of essential food and toiletry items. For
many households, it is a difficult decision to choose between paying
for rent or groceries. The hampers have since been donated to key
charity partners, Food Bank NSW/ACT, The Salvation Army and Ronald
McDonald House Sydney.
We are a company made up of passionate people. It’s why we care about
supporting the causes that are close to the hearts of our employees.
our Employee Donation Matching program means that we support employee
fundraising, dollar for dollar.
Throughout the year we participated in fundraising activities
identified by the AbbVie team that saw us donate to WIRES and the Red
Cross for bushfire relief, raise money for social support for LBTQIA+
youth, run the City2Surf in support of children’s charity Barnardo’s,
give to the homeless through Rough Edges, sell cookies for Assistance
Dogs Australia, run and walk more than 400kms for prostate cancer,
participate in the Live Fearless challenge for people living with
inflammatory bowel disease, fundraise for Australians with Parkinson’s
disease and support people living with mental illness through Beyond
Every year we focus on volunteering throughout June as our annual
Month of Possibilities. We run activities for employees to donate
their time in the community and within the office.
But volunteering isn’t confined to June. Each AbbVie employee is
given two volunteering days a year to enable them to donate their time
to charitable causes they care about most.