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Click below to see the impact we have made during Changing Tomorrow Day 2020
Changing Tomorrow Day is the company’s annual day of service and it serves as a powerful reminder of the meaningful impact we can make in our community. 1,400 employees worked together as One Astellas in the company’s first virtual program and fully embodied Astellas company culture and commitment to supporting local communities by giving a combined 6,000 hours to help those in need.
On October 1, 2020, employees worked independently as well as alongside one another in Skype meetings giving back while having fun. Several employees shared stories of involving their families and neighbors in the activities as well.
At Astellas, our commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of patients, neighbors and communities is at the core of what we do. Our employees are at the heart of this commitment – and Changing Tomorrow Day represents their passion for giving back. Since 2009, Astellas employees in the Americas have demonstrated this commitment by donating more than 150,000 hours of their time to volunteer in their communities.
Historically, Changing Tomorrow Day is a collaborative effort with local nonprofits to provide Astellas employees an opportunity to make a positive, measurable impact in the communities we serve. In 2020, due to the global pandemic, the company moved to a completely virtual format working with a vendor who supplied kits and selected hospitals in which to donate completed kits.
Across the United States, employees, their families and friends joined together to build bags filled with handwritten notes and comfort items for front line workers in hospital and homeless and hospitalized veterans, wrote cards of hope for cancer patients, and made no-sew masks out of retired, unused volunteer t-shirts for people with disabilities. Learn more about Changing Tomorrow Day 2020.
Paid Volunteer Time Off
To extend our impact throughout the year, Astellas employees volunteer at other forums such as the company’s National Sales Forum and annually are offered up to five paid days off to volunteer at a charitable organization of their choice. In 2020, Astellas expanded the volunteer time off benefit to allow full-time employees up to four weeks of volunteer time.