Remember the Wordless Wednesday question we posted on the hump-day?
We asked: “According to the National Retail Federation, how much money have families with school-age children been projected to spend on preparing for back to school?”
I’m sure the parents out there remember this question. I doubt they’d be shocked at the answer either. Read on for our Tools for Schools program!
Those of you who guessed $625 receive an “A” for the day. Hardly a guess – according to The Baltimore Sun, parents live up to this quota to cover clothing, notebooks, calculators, and anything else on the back-to-school list, per child.
As reported by The National Center for Education Statistics, 50.1 million children will be enrolled in public schools this fall. Multiply that number by the average bill of $625, and we have a nation of parents with loose pockets.
The United States is recognized worldwide for the educational opportunities we provide to our youth, but there is no doubt that a significant number of parents struggle to support their children’s educational endeavors – whether that be art supplies, technology and books needed for honors courses, or college tuition.
For those of you looking to host a team building program for you and yours, one of the best feelings an organization can feel as ONE is the feeling of giving back. Why not give back to the future generations who could be leading your organization someday?
As a part of TeamBonding’s Corporate Social Responsibility Team Builder series, our Tools for Schools program is a fun, interactive, and productive way to not only bring your team closer together, but unite them toward a common goal of helping your local community.
Tools for Schools is a hands-on team building event challenges your teams to fill a backpack with vital school supplies, including notebooks, pencils, erasers, and more. But it’s not as easy as picking up the items and putting them in the bag – your teams need to earn their items through creative mental and physical team challenges that require teamwork, effective communication, and a willingness to roll up their sleeves and get involved.
Give others the opportunity to learn, while you learn something new about yourself and your coworkers.
How do you give back to the youth in our country? Participate in a Tools for Schools program today!
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 for the futures of their companies, and are cutting corners at every possible turn. No one is very eager to spend money on team building.
At TeamBonding we love having the chance to help our clients give back and helping their communities. It’s even better when we can help companies focus on their corporate social responsibilities and actually have an impact instead of creating vague initiatives. Part of the fun for us is coming up with new ideas and creating new programs to continue giving back. We have a variety of programs from our Charity Bike Build and Team Teddy Rescue Bear programs, Operation Military Care to provide care packages to our troops, all the way to Paws for a Cause where you make dog beds, pull toys, or cat scratchers for animals in shelters – among so many other charitable program options!
It’s one thing to create an atmosphere of trust and a feeling of camaraderie between employees when they’re all in the same building 40 or so hours a week.
Know each other as people, not just professionals. We’re all so much more than our job titles. We have interests that may have drawn each of us to our roles and help us excel within them. There are easy team building icebreaker activities for work that will help you and your team bond and get to know each other as more than just your role in the office. (more…)
Team building games and ice breaker activities for adults can keep your team bonded throughout the year. Get started with this simple DIY team building exercise. EXERCISE GOAL: Participants will gain a deeper understanding of themselves and those around them through ice breaker activities. (more…)
I’m Joyce Ngo – public relations enthusiast, student, and currently TeamBonding marketing intern. This summer as part of my internship I will be focusing on social media and bringing the experience of the events and programs we do to the mass public from my perspective. You’ll get a behind the scenes view of what happens before the event and the preparation that goes into it. I’ll be posting blog posts about my observations and experience at each event. Basically, you’ll get to see what Joyce the Intern sees, no fluff. This time I went to a Team Teddy Rescue Bear.
I’m Joyce Ngo – public relations enthusiast, student, and currently TeamBonding marketing intern. This summer as part of my internship I will be focusing on social media and bringing the experience of the events and programs we do to the mass public from my perspective. You’ll get a behind the scenes view of what happens before the event and the preparation that goes into it. I’ll be posting blog posts about my observations and experience at each event. Basically, you’ll get to see what Joyce the Intern sees, no fluff. This time I went to a Charity Bike Build.
As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, you’re looking forward to holiday celebrations and enjoying the company of others. Did you know that legend says that each leaf of the clover means something: the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love and the fourth for luck?
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