August 30, 2023

Irvine-Based Johnson & Johnson MedTech's Week of Caring Engages Communities

Johnson & Johnson MedTech, a trailblazer in promoting volunteerism and community engagement, recently wrapped up its annual event, Week of Caring. With its headquarters in Irvine, the company has cultivated a culture of giving back since its inception. This year's Week of Caring, held Aug. 7-11, marked a milestone in the company's ongoing commitment to making a positive impact on local communities.

Empowering Through Action

Driven by an impassioned team of employee volunteers, Week of Caring saw more than 500 enthusiastic Johnson & Johnson MedTech employees actively participating in diverse volunteer activities across various charitable organizations, contributing more than 1,000 of volunteer service,

The impact was tangible: from collecting 47 units of blood which will be used to save up to 141 hospital patient's lives, stocking shelves at South County Outreach where food is served to more than 1,500 Orange County residents each month, to harvesting more than 30,000 pounds fresh produce on the farm at Second Harvest Food Bank. Volunteers also dedicated their efforts to staging and cleaning apartments at Thomas House Family Shelter, brailling books for blind and visually impaired children with Beyond Blindness, assembling 1,300+ STEAM kits for Dreams for Schools, and contributing to a beach cleanup, clearing trash from 2.5 miles of coastline in Laguna Beach. These partnerships embody the company's commitment to addressing pressing community needs, fostering positive change, and making a lasting difference.

A Dual Impact

A distinctive aspect of Week of Caring is that employees volunteer during normal business hours as a team underlining the company's recognition of the significance of both professional and philanthropic endeavors. This approach not only empowers employees to contribute meaningfully to social causes but also provides them with a chance to recharge and reinvigorate their spirits. The initiative encourages employees to step away from their daily routines, offering them an opportunity to actively engage in community service and return with a renewed sense of purpose.

Beyond the Week: A Lasting Legacy

The success of Johnson & Johnson MedTech's Week of Caring extends beyond the event. It reflects the company's overarching commitment to building healthier and more vibrant communities. By fostering a culture of volunteerism and channeling the energy of its employees towards noble causes, Johnson & Johnson MedTech continues to exemplify how a corporate entity can be a catalyst for positive change.

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