Have you heard the buzz? Or, shall we say… bark?
TeamBonding has added a brand new philanthropic team building event to our roster – Paws for a Cause!
The statistics on homeless animals are sobering, but this program will have your team laughing and having a good time as they compete in building much needed items like dog beds, cat scratch pads and toys for local animal shelters and rescue organizations. With several severe weather incidences in recent history, such as Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, and the many tornadoes that have hit the Midwest in recent years, many animals have been displaced from their homes. Animal shelters are almost always at capacity as a result of this unfortunate weather trend.
Paws for a Cause is one way for your group to help our furry friends be as comfortable as possible while they await permanent homes. Whether you are a group of animal lovers, or seasoned event professionals looking for something new in the world of team building, this is an innovative philanthropic program that you won’t want to miss!
In fact, we’ve already teamed up with a great organization in the Boston area to help them in their animal rescue efforts – Black Cat Rescue. In a recent Wordless Wednesday post we told you that black cats are half as likely to be adopted as other cats. Well, Black Cat Rescue is working to make that a thing of the past, and TeamBonding is looking forward to being able to help them as well as other organizations in their work.
Are you a Boston area business interested in a philanthropic team building event? If so, please consider Paws for a Cause so we can get these deserving felines some creature comforts!
Not from Boston? That’s still purrrfect. We’ll set you up to donate to a local area shelter or national relief effort.
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!
Mention team building and you’ll see a lot of eye rolls. Mention that you’ve planned a team building event and the room will fill with groans. To a lot of people, team building feels like a corporate buzzword synonymous with forced participation, uncomfortable interaction and just a means to an end. Some think of it as purely a waste of time, taking them away from work they could be doing.
We have an exciting year of trade shows lined up! From ice sculpting demonstrations to battling with bows & arrows, our team is ready to bring the fun to these events across the country. Will you be in attendance at any of these shows?! If so, be sure to swing by our booth and say hello!
When it’s summer time, head outside to enjoy the rays and blue skies. DYI (Do it yourself) outdoor team building is a great way to learn new activities while surrounded by fun company and building strong bonds.
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