This year, AbbVie hosted it’s fifth annual “Week of Possibilities” global volunteering program, June 18-22. For the third year, AbbVie has selected Bernie’s Book Bank as one of their nonprofit volunteer partners in Lake County, Illinois.

AbbVie volunteers donned their team t-shirts and filled the processing center each day ready to serve.  In fact, they got an early start and began attending daily volunteer sessions on June 11, one week prior to the official kick off of “Week of Possibilities.” Bernie’s Book Bank is the only site that AbbVie team members visit the week before “Week of Possibilities.”

In total, 1,500 AbbVie team members volunteered at Bernie’s Book Bank for the initiative. As a result of their efforts, approximately 500,000 books were processed and will be distributed to the at-risk Chicagoland children Bernie’s Book Bank serves.

“Over the past five years, AbbVie employees have given their time, talent and resources to build strong communities and improve and rejuvenate education spaces. These efforts in our hometown and around the world have achieved tremendous and inspiring results,” said Richard A. Gonzalez, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AbbVie. “I am exceedingly proud of our employees’ generosity and dedication to transforming education and strengthening our communities.”

Bernie’s Book Bank is grateful to AbbVie for their continued dedication to increasing book-ownership!