AbbVie Employees in Chennai Volunteer During 9th Annual “Week of Possibilities” to Support Children with Intellectual Disabilities

Chennai, Tamil Nadu– June 14, 2024 – 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 program that unites employees with a shared mission to give back to local communities. Starting 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.

We at AbbVie are committed to supporting our local community in Chennai through volunteering. We are excited to collaborate iVolunteer that helped us reach out to Sri ArunodayamCharitable Trust to make a positive impact on girl children with intellectual disability between the age of 6-18 years,” 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 Chennai, volunteers spent their day interacting withintellectually disabled children residing at Sri Arunodayam Girls Home. This interaction helped the children with their social skills and built confidence. For the volunteers, the close interaction with the residents of Sri Arunodayam helped in fostering empathy, compassion and provide an insight into the challenges faced by them.

Speaking at the event, Natasha Tiwary, Director, Human ResourcesAbbVie 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.

Learn more about AbbVie’s Week of Possibilities at and AbbVie’s ongoing commitment to local communities in its 2023 ESG Action Report.