Employees from AbbVie in Saudi Arabia, a global, research and development-based biopharmaceutical company, participated in the company’s seventh annual “Week of Possibilities” volunteering program organized this year in Riyadh and Jeddah. The program, held from June 29 to 30, was devoted to supporting orphans in cooperation with Albir Society and Kayan Society.
The program included visits conducted by volunteers to renovate orphans’ rooms through many activities including painting, coloring, and decorating, which spread an atmosphere of love and comfort among the orphans.
AbbVie employees in more than 50 countries joined forces with trusted nonprofit and community partners across the globe to complete hands-on projects to benefit local communities impacting tens of thousands of people. The “Week of Possibilities” unites employees around the world with a single purpose: To give back to local communities through volunteering.
“AbbVie Saudi employees are thrilled to come together again in person for the “Week of Possibilities,” one of the most anticipated annual volunteer initiatives across the company,” said Dr. Ashraf Daoud, general manager of AbbVie Saudi. “AbbVie basically reflects a message not only limited to providing therapeutic services, but also delivering outstanding support to the community in which it works, through initiatives that instill values of solidarity and cooperation among the community members,” he added.
Waleed Arab, director of public affairs communications at AbbVie Saudi Arabia, stressed that cooperating with orphans boosts their happiness and fills their environment with mutual enjoyment. He praised the efforts of AbbVie employees to achieve this goal.
“Social and volunteer works are a major source supporting the renaissance, creativity, and development of societies, being among the most prominent works that help in the development of the individuals, environment and society. Volunteer work has a profound impact in preparing the generations to become cooperative and work for the betterment of their communities. In Saudi Arabia, this comes in line with Saudi Vision 2030 to support and increase the community participation in social responsibility services,” Arab said.
In each “Week of Possibilities” location, service projects are selected to ensure that AbbVie volunteer efforts align with the highest needs of each local community. Local projects are designed and implemented in partnership with nonprofit partners close to the communities being served.
AbbVie’s “Week of Possibilities” started in 2014 and is now a global tradition for the company. It is funded in part by the AbbVie Foundation and focuses on service projects in the local communities in which AbbVie employees live and work around the world.