Changing Tomorrow Day is our annual day of service and it serves as a powerful reminder of the meaningful impact we have the ability to make in our community. At Astellas, we recognize our responsibility extends beyond the medicines we create, so we constantly strive to build a brighter future for our patients, our people, our community and our partners. Our business philosophy is to operate in a socially responsible way through an approach we call Living SMART® – the framework that concentrates our philanthropic and corporate efforts to maximize our impact.

At Astellas, our commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of our 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 is a representation of their passion for giving back. Since 2009, Astellas employees in the Americas have demonstrated this commitment by donating more than 110,000 hours of their time to volunteer in their communities.

A series of company-sponsored volunteer events, 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. To extend impact throughout the year, Astellas Americas employees volunteer by taking advantage of a company-sponsored benefit of five paid days off annually to volunteer at a charitable organization of their choice.

On September 13, 2018, more than 800 Astellas employees joined together across the U.S., Canada, Brazil and Colombia to help their communities and volunteer at local nonprofit organizations. Activities in the Chicago area took place at nine different project locations to benefit 11 nonprofit organizations, including American Cancer Society, Muscular Dystrophy Association and Lurie Children’s Hospital.

Across the United States, Canada, Brazil and Colombia, employees volunteered at service projects to support cancer patients and their families, children’s health and wellbeing, food security, childhood literacy, community members living with disabilities and more. Learn more about Changing Tomorrow Day 2018.

Paid Volunteer Time Off

While Changing Tomorrow Day brings Astellas employees together to make a broad impact, Astellas Americas employees are also offered five paid days off to volunteer and make their own personal impact at charitable organizations that are important to them.

Click below to see the impact we made in communities across Chicago, Washington, DC and Colombia.