Last month was a culmination of many things: the shortest month of the year, the first phase of big projects, the kick-off of the New Year. Do you feel the burn, yet? We do!
At TeamBonding, last month was the culmination of the largest Operation Military Care event in our history. Toward the end of February, our hallways were stocked with supplies, our teams kicked into high gear (over the weekend!) and our hearts were filled with gratitude. If you want to give back to the community as a team, we’re right there with you!
As you know, it can very stressful when you’re asked to put in extra hours at work. Time is a valuable asset that should be managed with a healthy work-life balance to stay happy and productive. Some leaders are great at rewarding and motivating their teams when they’re asked to go above and beyond. Some teams feel empowered by the extra work they are getting done, pushing toward their annual goals. Other times, a project itself is a reward. When you’re really lucky, all of these things are true.
Operation Military Care is a team building program that builds team spirit and camaraderie while participants assemble care packages for our soldiers overseas. Teams must work together in order to “purchase” 40 of the most requested items of overseas service members and piece together the packages in small groups. In 2013, over 1,400 care packages were donated to various non-profits throughout the year.
LA and NYC Team Building
This February, TeamBonding planned two events – one on each coast of the US – culminating in a donation of over 1,600 care packages to a single non-profit called Operation Gratitude. Approximately 1,800 care packages have been donated through TeamBonding’s Operation Military Care program in 2014, already exceeding donations in 2013.
“On behalf of the soldiers, I would like to thank you for your support. To have people we don’t know express appreciation by taking the time to send us a package and a note means a lot to us.” M.A. – SSG SECTION LEADER
Operation Gratitude is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that annually sends 100,000 care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions, to their children left behind and to Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors and their Care Givers. Since its inception, over 1,000,000 care packages have been shipped to American Military members and their children through Operation Gratitude.
We are so grateful!
A HUGE thank you goes out to our clients, our event managers, our facilitators, our event staff, our headquarters team as a whole, the local post offices and our vendors for making these events and these donations possible!
Are you looking for a way to give back through team building? Operation Military Care is a great program whether you’re located in NYC, LA or virtually any part of the country. If you have a military care package story to share, we’d love to hear from you.
Company culture is becoming a more important aspect of the workplace. Now more than ever, companies are going all out to provide a wonderful experience for their employees. The focus has shifted to making sure they’re happy, engaged and having fun at work. After all, it’s a big factor when choosing where to work. Having fun is key to effectively managing and improving employees’ productivity as it contributes directly to your company culture. It also improves teamwork, builds better trusting relationships and can help increase retention rates.
Team building exercises with PowerPoints and icebreakers are great. But if you really want your team to come together than blurting off odd facts probably won’t cut it. When you’re looking to get your corporate team out of the office and interacting with each other, check out these 9 Best Team Building Activities in Atlanta.
As per the season, the TeamBonding team celebrated the holidays with a bang. Each year, the entire TeamBonding team kicks off the holidays with our annual holiday party. It’s always a new activity or adventure we haven’t done before. It gets hard trying to come up with new fun things to do and one-upping the year before. We try to do different activities each time and this year was no different. For our big surprise this year, we went to The Studio Kitchen at Kingston Collection in Kingston, MA.
Welcome to the new and improved TeamBonding site! We are excited to announce the launch of TeamBonding’s newly designed website. We hope you like our new site which was designed with our new slogan “Where Work Meets Play” in mind. We streamlined it to be more user-friendly and reflective of our company values. The site is compatible with tablets and smartphones, making it easy for you to keep in touch on-the-move.
When you’re making your New Year’s resolutions, keep in mind what you achieved in the past year, both positives and negatives. The truth is, while we can make as many New Year’s resolutions as we want, they won’t come to fruition if you don’t actually have the motivation and care to.
Last Week TeamBonding Celebrated Giving Tuesday in a Big Way! David and Wendy Goldstein, the owners of TeamBonding, decided to encourage donations by matching every staff member’s individual donation. As a result of David and Wendy’s generosity, and the generosity of our incredible team, we were able to raise $2,000 for a variety of charities. It was a heartwarming display of kindness and collaboration from the TeamBonding crew and their leaders. Our team explains why they gave to their chosen charities below.
I’m Michael Carroll – business enthusiast, student and currently TeamBonding marketing and sales intern. This fall as part of my internship I will be focusing on increasing SEO traffic and analyzing sales processes. In my posts, I’m going to be sharing some of my young, but wise expertise and bringing you behind the scenes. I’ll be posting blogs on what goes on during these activities while using my observations to share my experiences. This time team building came to TeamBonding with ice sculpting.
This year TeamBonding celebrated Thanksgiving with our very own Teamsgiving hosted by David and Wendy Goldstein, the owners of TeamBonding. As you can probably imagine, things can get a bit busy in the TeamBonding offices. From facilitating events all over the country to developing a new and improved website, we have our hands full. In the spirit of the holiday season, we decided to take a step back and give thanks to our incredible team with a Teamsgiving celebration. Check out some of the highlights below:
Sure, Halloween is for trick-or-treating and dressing your kids up in cute costumes, but we think the adults deserve a treat too! It’s National Pumpkin Day and we’re bringing you three creative ways to incorporate pumpkins into your next grown-up party!
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