November 6, 2017
Now more than ever, people are looking for ways to help others.
In the wake of recent devastating natural disasters, such as the hurricanes in Houston, Florida, and Puerto Rico, the Northern California fire, and international earthquakes and floods, a Wells Fargo meeting planner decided to take action. We at CLI Groups were asked to plan and manage a charity team building event for Wells Fargo team members in order to help disaster victims. It was such an inspiring event that we wanted to share it with you.
With a week to plan, we contacted the Clean the World Foundation which collects soap and other toiletry items from hotels, then cleans and repurposes them for disaster victims in the U.S. and around the globe. According to the Foundation, children five and under are highly susceptible to dying from acute respiratory infection and diarrheal disease without regular access to soap. Natural disasters only exacerbate this problem. Clean the World provided us with enough toiletries to assemble hundreds of hygiene kits for the victims.
We were able to source the beautiful Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa as the site for the October 12th charity/cocktail reception, where Wells Fargo team members gathered together to volunteer their time to assemble the hygiene kits. Before their arrival, we were busy receiving and organizing the materials while handling some last minute requests for our client. The Wells Fargo attendees arrived early, eager to help, and created new ways to make the assembly line even more efficient. They were able to create over 460 kits in under one hour! They were asked to write cards for the victims; many stayed late to write even more cards than were asked of them. The team members commented on how much they enjoyed the event and how glad they were to be able to help the disaster victims.
Charity team building events can create an opportunity for your team to relax and bond as a group, sharing the common purpose of helping those in need. It is also a reminder of what can be achieved when colleagues communicate ideas and work together. Community service projects can be incorporated into any type of meeting or event.
We at CLI love planning and managing charity events because we too enjoy giving back to the community. Please contact us to book your next charity team building event. We are ready with a list of creative options for you, and we are committed to making sure that your event exceeds your expectations.