Employees Donate their Time to Support Communities during Power of Us Week

Recently, thousands of AstraZeneca employees rolled up their sleeves for our Power of Us week, volunteering time out of their work day to support nonprofit organizations across the country. See highlights of the ways employees participated, including rebuilding homes in disrepair, mentoring students, serving meals to those in need, and cleaning up parks and gardens. 

The Power of Us week represents a time in the year when all employees come together, and the benefits can be felt in the communities we serve as well as within the walls of our organization. The efforts of our employees demonstrate their commitment to collaboration, teamwork and putting others first. Congratulations to everyone who participated in making a real difference during our 2017 Power of Us week!

AstraZeneca employees are locally engaged year-round through our Power of Us program which provides paid time off to volunteer and matches their charitable donations to organizations of their choice. For more information on AstraZeneca’s commitment to communities, including how your nonprofit can get involved, visit the Sustainability section of our website

Wilmington, DE: A group of AstraZeneca employees joined Ruud Dobber, President AstraZeneca US and Executive Vice President North America, to lead a game of BINGO at the Spring Carnival for children and families at A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children. 

Boulder, CO: Employees packed boxes of food at Community Food Share, a local food bank in Boulder.  

Gaithersburg, MD: Bahija Jallal, Executive Vice President of MedImmune, joined employees to mentor 20 high school students on Maryland Bio Foundation’s Mobile eXploration Lab. 

Detroit, MI: Employees helped plant a community garden at Gleaner's Southeastern Food Bank Victory Garden.