- By Gina Shanks
- In Charitable CSR Programs
- Posted November 8, 2019
Rollators take off!
CSR, Corporate Social Responsibility leads the way for team building. Companies, big and small continuously reach out to Best Corporate Events for a fun event that helps the community.
These events include corporate team building activities, games, and challenges resulting in the creation of items for donation to local and national charities for the benefit of overseas soldiers, schools, the homeless, children, Alzheimer’s patients and more.
Our production team is constantly seeking new charities that need our help. With the ever-popular Build-a-Wheelchair that benefits seniors, we discovered another great support item that comes in handy called the Rollator and thus launched Build-a-Rollator. Rollators are like walkers, but the difference between a walker and a rollator is wheels. A rollator is often called a “rolling walker with a seat”. A rollator has four wheels and brakes and does not need to be lifted to move forward. Rollators are easy to maneuver because the wheels swivel.
These high-quality Rollators feature large 8″non-marking wheels, sturdy handbrakes, a fold-up and removable back support, a padded seat, plastic tray, and a basket to store personal items. The special loop locks, composed of internal aluminum casting, operate easily and ensure safety. The Rollators come with a lever to allow for independent handle height and angle adjustment. There are many benefits to using a rollator some of which include, convenience, peace of mind for outings, extra storage space.
With the use of Apple iPads, teams complete fun trivia, photo, and video challenges to earn trips to the “Rollator store” to gain the parts and supplies necessary to build their Rollators.
Once assembled, team mechanics visit the inspection station before adding a cup holder and customizable cup along with notes of encouragement and a care pack with slip-proof socks, and decorations that are attached to each Rollator.
The Rollators will be staged with your teams for a memorable photoshoot and, whenever possible, a representative from the chosen charity will make a surprise appearance, sharing information about their organization and the impact your donation will have on the recipients.
After the conclusion of the event, a link to the photos and videos captured by the participants during the program will be made available for you to relive the memories of this fun and worthwhile team-building event.