When most of us hear the word “Thanksgiving”, we tend to think of the one day a year when families gather together and hop into a turkey-induced food coma, finished off with way too much pie and dessert. Often times this is followed up with a quick nap then a ton of Black Friday shopping. Sounds pretty accurate, right? For most people, this IS Thanksgiving… but Thanksgiving is so much more than just that.
Yes, that particular Thanksgiving celebration sounds awesome, but let’s not forget to take some time out of our busy day to be thankful and reflect on all of the great things in our lives. It is the perfect time to look back on the previous year and truly be grateful for all of our family, friends, accomplishments, material possessions, whatever makes you happy! Why just be grateful one day out of the year? We should make an effort to appreciate all of the good all throughout the year!
When you start truly feeling grateful for what you have, you will begin to realize that so many people do not have nearly as much. It may just trigger you to want to give back to others. That is why Thanksgiving is a big time for people to give back to others, whether it be to volunteer, donate food, start a clothing drive, collect toys for needy children, etc. It is good to just get out there and help.
Did you know the Tuesday after Thanksgiving is known as #GivingTuesday? It is a global day of giving fueled by social media that starts off the charitable season. After you gorge yourself in turkey and take part in an excessive amount of shopping on Black Friday AND Cyber Monday, you can help others! Kick-start your season of charitable giving right!
At cityHUNT, we want to show our gratitude to our clients by giving back this year. To honor Thanksgiving and #GivingTuesday, cityHUNT will be giving back to our cityHUNTers! For the entire month of November, if you purchase any regularly priced Premiere Tier adventure, we will give you a free Ready Set Awesome (off the shelf) Event to donate to a nonprofit or school of your choice. It’s as simple as that! Book your team building event with us and let others experience the fun and team camaraderie as well!
Why stop there? Why not continue to give back all throughout the year? There are so many positive outcomes to fulfilling your corporate social responsibility. When you give back, not only are you helping others, but you are also positively affecting your company, employees, and customers.
Many people want to feel proud of the companies they work for or purchase goods and services from. If a company gives back to the community and shares important moral values with employees and customers, they are more likely to stay loyal to that company and refer others to them as well. There are so many great benefits to giving back. That is why it is so important to continue this awesome give-back mentality all year long and not just on Thanksgiving day.
cityHUNT has come up with some awesome events that allow us to partner up with other companies and give back to the community. Whether you are looking for a way to donate to a local food bank, animal shelter, children’s hospital, homeless shelter, or wherever, we have an event for you!
The way it works: Your group will come together to participate in a series of fun team building challenges that will ultimately lead to putting together items that will be donated to a charity of your choice. Each individual team will work together to complete these games and challenges that will be focused on your specific goals and skill set. Each challenge will test the team’s ability to work together in order to accomplish the task at hand. They focus on strategic planning, teamwork, communication, and outside the box thinking. These challenges will be custom designed for your group. As the teams complete each challenge round, they will be rewarded with the necessary parts or items needed for their chosen community service project. When all of the challenges are complete, the items will be ready to be donated!
Here are a list of games we currently have. If you do not see a cause that you want to support, we can build an event specifically for you and your charity of choice!
Build a Wheelchair
Work closely with your team to acquire the parts and tools needed to build wheelchairs for people in need.
Support local charities like food banks, homeless shelters, animal shelters, and many others by putting together care packages of items each charity needs.
Disaster Victim Kit
Help victims of natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornados, floods, and fires by putting together care packages full of toiletries and basic necessities to send out to families who just lost everything.
Support our troops by creating specially customized USO2GO care packages that will give the men and women fighting for our freedom a little piece of home to keep them relaxed and revitalized.
Lego My R/C Racer
You and your team will build, decorate and race remote controlled cars that will ultimately be donated to children in need.
Have fun with your team by putting together clothing and accessories for customized teddy bears to donate to a pediatrics hospital or other charity of your choice.
These team building events give companies the opportunity to add a twist of social responsibility to their team building experience. Since all of the participants will have contributed to aiding the same cause, each participant will walk away from these events with a newly strengthened connection to their immediate team members, to the group at large, and thus, to the company as a whole. Why go with a traditional corporate team building activity when you can choose an awesome cityHUNT adventure, have tons of fun, build team camaraderie, and give back to the community all at once!? The season of giving is upon us. Book your next adventure with us today!!