Socks are the most requested item at shelters across America. We learned this and much more valuable information as we designed this important CSR team-building program called Helping The Homeless.
Your group will be packing backpacks filled with items for homeless men, women, or families with children. One in 30 children is homeless each year in America, that’s 2.5 million kids!
The process for building homeless care packages will start with the formation of sub-teams who participate in a series of fun and challenging icebreakers and teambuilding activities.
The Helping the Homeless program features Apple iPads® delivering text, audio, and video clues, exciting gaming challenges, and the ability to capture and save all your memories of this heartwarming event with photos & videos of your teams in action.
Through these challenges, teams earn points, which enable them to acquire the contents of the care packages. A running scorecard is posted to increase excitement and energy. Items can include clothes and blankets, toiletries and hygiene items, first aid supplies, food, school supplies and toys for children.
We can work with Community Action Agencies, SOS Children’s Villages, Family Promise, or source local homeless agencies, through the United Way, who are in desperate need of these care packs. Every attempt will be made to have a representative from the organization attend the event and thank your group for their generosity.
This inspiring, morale-boosting event may include personal touches in the form of letters and messages written by participants to the recipients of the packages.
To ensure a great experience, aspects of this event may be modified for your group size, group makeup, time available, and other variables.
We had been planning the launch of this program for a while, and now it seems more timely than ever. Our nation has a significant homeless population, and recent events are taxing the resources of shelters and support agencies. Our hope is that we can inspire companies and their staffs to work together better and support their communities in the process.
Nationally, homelessness is rising according to the 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report and it’s not just children and families. Among older homeless adults, 44% became homeless for the first time AFTER age 50. UCSF researchers estimate that 50% of the single homeless adults in Oakland are age 50 or older, compared to 11% in the early 1990s, an increase of 354%. America’s homeless elderly population is projected to nearly triple by 2030, according to new research encompassing New York City, Boston, and Los Angeles County. If we’re not part of the problem, we should be part of the solution.
|Collaboration & Accomplishing Common Goal|
|Fun & Engaging Interaction|
|Relationship Building & Networking|
Pricing varies depending upon the number of participants (minimum of 30) and includes all the items in the Care Packages, the team building program, prep, production coordination and all materials, program design, a professional facilitator, staffing and coordination with the charity.
We can theme an entire day of learning and fun! Start with an entertaining Keynote to motivate and inspire, graduate to an engaging Interactive team building training, and end by choosing one of our BEST Team Events, Charitable programs, Culinary Competitions, SmartHunts or Game Shows. A fulfilling day for all to remember!