This guest post was written by Gina Columbo of Best Corporate Events.
Fifty members of their team came together to assemble and donate backpacks to help homeless men, women, and families in need. At Best Corporates Events, we learned that one in 30 children are homeless each year and researched some of the most requested items needed at shelters across America. Our team-building activity, Helping the Homeless involves participants competing in a series of fun and challenging icebreakers and activities on Apple iPads® we provide.
While completing the challenges, teams capture and save all their memories with photos & videos of their teams in action. Through these challenges, teams earn points, which enable them to acquire the contents of the care packages. Items can include clothes and blankets, toiletries and hygiene items, first aid supplies, food, school supplies and toys for children. This inspiring, morale-boosting event may include personal touches in the form of letters and messages written by participants to the recipients of the packages.
After the event, our charitable resource manager coordinated a representative from Mary’s Place Seattle to attend the event and thank Comcast for their generosity. Mary’s Place has been helping hundreds of women and families move out of homelessness into more stable situations since 1999, providing safe shelter and services to support women, children, and families on their journey out of homelessness. Each day, Housing Specialists at Mary’s Place work with families to address barriers and empower parents to build family stability, secure housing, and prepare for employment. It also offers kids homework help, and fun and enriching outings and activities through its Kids Club. The women’s drop-in Day Center in downtown Seattle provides meals, showers, laundry, access to resources, safety and relationship to over a hundred women each day.
The support of the community and organizations like Comcast Washington state and Best Corporate Events allows Mary’s Place to keep their doors open each year-round, and we’re so proud to partner with these two organizations.
I also learned Mary’s Place and Comcast Washington state’s team have a great history of working together in Seattle. The two organizations have also been partnering to use technology and the internet to help support individuals and families experiencing homelessness. By connecting people to digital resources, internet and technology training, these individuals are creating more opportunities for people to find stable homes and lives.
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