The 36th Teddy Bear (A Team Building Success Story)

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“None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.” -Mother Teresa

Sometimes it’s one little gesture that makes all the difference. We were reminded of this recently when one of our Managing Partners, Dyanne, shared this sweet story with us:

While facilitating a successful 350-person Build-a-Wheelchair® and We Care for Kids™ combination program, Dyanne got to spend time with the corporate client, a “super nice, super pregnant lady named Renee,” she reports.  Because they were slated to build 35 bears to donate but the parts come in lots of 6, there were materials enough for a 36th.

“I had my staff make the last teddy bear,” says Dyanne with a smile, “and we gave it to Renee for her new baby.  She was very touched.”  In the midst of some visible generosity (the wheelchairs were donated to veterans and the teddy bears to deployed soldiers’ children), we know this quieter generosity had huge impact as well.  We’re proud to make positive impact in ways both big and small – and we value our person-to-person relationship with each of our clients!

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