AZ Employees Take Time to Give Back


Alisha Martin

1 April 2014

Recently, AstraZeneca’s U.S. President Paul Hudson and Vice President of Corporate Affairs Rich Buckley joined forces with field sales employees in the Kansas City, Mo. region to volunteer at Connections to Success Kansas City. Connections to Success works to inspire individuals to realize their dreams and achieve economic independence by providing hope, resources and a plan. The AstraZeneca volunteers provided mentoring support for the Dress for Success Going Places Network, a Connections to Success program that helps unemployed and under-employed women suit up, gain professional skills, accelerate their job search and build confidence through weekly training sessions, one-on-one career coaching and networking in a supportive environment.

This is one example of many efforts by AstraZeneca employees to serve their communities. At recent sales meetings, more than 1,000 AstraZeneca volunteers participated in activities to benefit local charities.  For example, in Orlando, Fla., employees built 70 adult rocking chairs, 70 child rocking chairs, 70 book shelves and 70 reading benches to give to the Heart of Florida United Way, in addition to donating approximately 875 books.

In Atlanta, Ga., AstraZeneca employees donated and sorted various materials such as DVDs, coloring books, toys, children’s clothing and much more for Children’s Health Care of Atlanta (CHOA). CHOA is a not-for-profit organization that provides specialized care to children and teens from all walks of life. They rely on support from the community and groups like AstraZeneca in order to serve kids from more than 150 countries in a caring and holistic way.

Whether volunteering at sales meetings, in the field with their teams or as individuals in their communities, AstraZeneca employees take time throughout the year to give back.