In May, Astellas celebrated its second annual Global Legal Community Advocacy, Representation and Service (CARES) Day. Globally, employees from the Legal and Intellectual Property (IP) departments gave back to their local communities through volunteerism and pro bono legal advice in a series of events throughout the month of May.
At Astellas, we’re committed to giving back and making a difference.
For National Volunteer Week, we’re celebrating the thousands of Astellas employees who donated more than 22,000 hours of their time in 2018 through our Changing Tomorrow Day and Take A Day initiatives. Our employees supported our community partners by knitting scarves for heart disease patients, preparing meals, assembling cancer care packages, and so much more.
NORTHBROOK, Ill., September 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- More than 800 Astellas employees joined together across four countries to help their communities and volunteer at 16 local nonprofit organizations. The effort is part of Changing Tomorrow Day (#ChangingTomorrow) – an Astellas employee initiative dedicated to building stronger communities by giving back.
Throughout the fall and winter, Astellas sponsored a total of 62 Changing Tomorrow Day volunteer events for field-based employees across the United States to unite and support families staying at Ronald McDonald Houses (RMH) to be near their hospitalized children. Many of the volunteers cooked meals from scratch to provide comfort and nutrition to the patients’ families, while other teams helped clean the houses to meet the needs of each RMH chapter.
On May 22, Astellas marked the inaugural Legal Community Advocacy, Representation and Service (CARES) Day, where employees from the Legal and Intellectual Property (IP) department around the world dedicated a day to volunteering in the communities where they live and work.
This activity complements the company’s Changing Tomrrow Day, Astellas’ global day of service. The Legal CARES initiative began in January 2017, offering Astellas Legal employees the opportunity to provide charitable service work and pro bono legal services to those who need it most.
When it comes to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the dedication of our employees to help patients and people in need is truly amazing to me. Since 2015, our 3,000 employees in the Americas have volunteered an amazing 98,000 hours.
NORTHBROOK, IL, October 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Last Thursday, more than 500 Astellas employees on two continents left their offices, rolled up their sleeves and helped their communities. They were supporting Changing Tomorrow Day — a global effort to contribute time and resources to building stronger communities.
NORTHBROOK, IL, September 30, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Today, more than 600 Astellas employees on two continents will get out of their offices, roll up their sleeves and help their communities. This will be done in support of Changing Tomorrow Day (#CTDay16) — a global effort to contribute time and resources to building stronger and more vibrant communities.
Employees Also Raised $7,500 for Urban Native Youth Association
VANCOUVER, July 26, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Approximately 200 Astellas Medical Affairs, Americas employees from across the United States, Canada and Brazil recently joined forces in Vancouver, Canada, to benefit Urban Native Youth Association. Metro Vancouver's only Native youth program organization, the Urban Native Youth Association works to empower Native youth through 21 programs which include education and training, personal support, live-in programs, sports and recreation, music, and cultural programs.