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Dublin volunteers transform autism unit

Tuesday, 10th July, 2018 7:59am
Dublin volunteers transform autism unit

Employees from AbbVie are pictured with Volunteers Ireland and staff from Greenhills College.

Dublin volunteers transform autism unit

Employees from AbbVie are pictured with Volunteers Ireland and staff from Greenhills College.

THE autism unit at Greenhills College in Walkinstown has been extensively renovated thanks to the selfless dedication of the employees of a Dublin firm.

AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company with offices in Citywest and Santry, marked the fifth anniversary of its Week of Possibilities volunteering programme with a facelift project at the Southside school.

For the fifth consecutive year, AbbVie employees have joined forces with non-profit partners to enhance education through volunteerism and improvement projects. 

Employees completed the extensive refurbishment during a week-long initiative.

 A significant number of the students enrolled at the boys-only secondary school have autism needs and attend Greenhills College to avail of the school’s autism resource unit. Volunteers worked alongside staff to upgrade the unit’s sensory room, library and kitchen.

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