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.
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.