Genentech is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. In addition to their contribution to humanity through their work, they also show their generosity with their Genentech Gives Back program.
With this program, they created Genentech Gives Back Week which is an amazing company-wide volunteering effort that supports local schools and nonprofits. On June 18, 2016, HandsOn Bay Area led over 200 Genentech employees in a day of volunteering at Sunshine Gardens Elementary in South San Francisco. Volunteers painted a new healthy fruits and vegetables mural, built an instructional garden classroom and painted new blacktop lines and games. Take a look at the video of the mural’s development and of this unique opportunity to give back to the community while also showing off their creative skills. The mural is a beautiful contribution to the school community.
Now in its third year, Genentech Gives Back is a unique opportunity to take time from employees’ busy schedules to support the communities where they live and work and to reconnect with colleagues in the spirit of giving. Genentech Gives Back Week is designed to demonstrate that commitment on a much larger scale and is a great example of how partnering with the arts contributes to society and the quality of life.
Photo: Genentech Gives Back website.