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!
There are little things that people do that can cause us to scream in our heads – “Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God, will you stop PLEASE!” – but the annoyances are usually so trivial that no one ever really shares their frustration out loud…at least not until it’s too late to sound rational. (more…)
In business and in life, people are rewarded and praised for success, which creates a culture where we don’t learn from failure.
Giving back to our communities makes you feel good, assists in making you more socially aware and helps you bond with your colleagues as you team up to help those in need. Charity is beneficial for both humanity and business for many reasons. When you participate in Corporate Social Responsibility team building activities, you get the best of both worlds.
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 corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs!
Corporate Social Responsibility: Corporate Social Responsibility refers to the idea that a company or corporation has a moral obligation to give back to their community. Some companies are more aware than others when it comes to the importance of corporate social responsibility. One of the most notable is Haagen-Dazs, an ice cream company that prides themselves on using all-natural ingredients. What then makes for an effective CSR program?
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.
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