AbbVie employees in Mumbai volunteer during 9th Annual ‘Week of Possibilities’ to support young adults with cerebral palsy

Our Bureau, MumbaiMonday, June 10, 2024, 17:15 Hrs  [IST]

AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company focused on creating innovative medicines and solutions that address complex health issues and enhance people's lives, announced the ninth annual ‘Week of Possibilities.’ It is a global volunteering programme that unites employees with a shared mission to give back to local communities.
Starting from June 10, 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.
"We at AbbVie are committed to supporting our local community in Mumbai through volunteering. We are excited to collaborate with iVolunteer that helped us reach out to Cerebral Palsy Association of India (CPAI) to make a positive impact on young adults with learning difficulties," said Suresh Pattathil, managing director & general manager, AbbVie India.
He further added, "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 Mumbai, volunteers will be creating therapeutic aids such as toy puppets, finger puppets, and Rakhis for the Raksha Bandhan festival. These handmade items will be sold by NGOs to generate income, supporting the organizations' ongoing efforts. Additionally, volunteers will spend quality time with young adults who have cerebral palsy, enhancing their experience and providing much-needed support.
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 programmes 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.
AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow.