Feature Stories

Working Together to Brighten the Lives of Those Living with Disabilities

Mar 28, 2018

Fifty Astellas employees took a day and volunteered at Lambs Farm. Lambs Farm is a nonprofit organization in Libertyville, Illinois, whose mission is to help people with developmental disabilities lead productive, happy lives.

During the day, the team worked to scrape and paint the fences, the gazebo and parts of the café on the grounds. They also planted flowerbeds, cleaned and organized the thrift shop and baked cookies in the bakery.

“This year, we were proud to continue our department’s annual volunteering tradition to help the residents of Lambs Farm,” said Mark Niemaszek, vice president, Commercial Operations. “It was wonderful to see how much we were able to accomplish by working together.”

The Astellas team represented employees from Commercial Operations, Marketing Health Systems and Information Systems.

Living SMART™ is the Astellas approach to preparing communities today for what can happen tomorrow. The Living SMART framework brings together the strength of the charitable Astellas USA Foundation and our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) work to find the areas where we can make the most impact to improve lives. Astellas USA Foundation and Astellas CSR collaborate to create a positive impact on society through three overarching focus areas: health and well-being; Science WoRx (STEM education); and disaster response. To read more about Living SMART, see the Astellas Americas Corporate Social Responsibility Report Card.