Imagine if you will, that it’s 2006 again. The housing bubble has just burst, and the US economy is teetering on the brink of what will end up being the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression. People are scared about the future of their company and are cutting corners where they can. Not everyone is eager to spend money on team building.
Here’s an idea: what if you’re not just spending your money on team building? What if you’re spending your money to give back to your community, to the children of your neighbors and friends? What if we create a kind of team building event that focuses on CSR and giving back? Thus, the Charity Build a Bike Team Building Activity was born.
Since then, the Bike Build program has become the most popular team building program we offer. We’ve hosted over 750 Charity Bike Builds, working with many different companies like Nestle, Verizon, and Starbucks. With your help, we’ve donated over 19,000 bikes, and that number is still growing. The participants of this program have a real impact on the lives of children in their communities.
Beyond the charitable impact, this program has had lasting impacts on hundreds of teams over the last ten years. In addition to the sense of group accomplishment from having made a difference, the program itself exercises several important aspects of teamwork. This program enforces communication skills, strengthens problem-solving, and helps teams identify strengths and weaknesses within their structure.
Time and time again, we hear that the most rewarding part of the program is getting to see the kids receive their bikes! This aspect of the program takes the work, fun, and laughter everyone shared and changes the outcome from something abstract to something concrete. People get to see the good they’re doing, and the experience of that is unparalleled.
“I just wanted to thank you for your assistance with the Charity Bike Build. The build went off without a hitch, the teams were really into the competition not knowing that the kids would be showing up later in the day. Once the kids arrived, it was just awesome and our folks loved it.”
K.M. – TJX Companies
TeamBonding is thrilled with how much this program has grown, and we hope it will continue to do so in the future. Keep on building!
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