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Give Back Game Show

Event Description

The Give Back Game Show puts several twists on the typical game show. First of all, everyone gets to play, not just a few people at the front of the room. Second of all, although teams are competing for prizes, they don’t keep them for themselves – they’re all donated to charity! And lastly, the game show is customized to put the spotlight on a charity of your choosing. You pick the type of charity you’d like to benefit. We talk to them about what items they need most and we create games that put the spotlight on the cause and the items, which are given away throughout the event. Here’s how it works…

As participants enter the event, they immediately notice several sealed boxes set on tables at the front of the room. After they take a seat at their team table – teams can be pre-assigned by you, or randomly assigned on-site - the emcee welcomes the participants and tells them how much fun they are about to have and just how they’ll be able to give back.

Teams compete against one another in a game. After each game, the team that wins sends a representative forward to select a sealed box. Inside each one is an item the charity needs. Teams open their chosen box to reveal what’s inside and the more expensive the item is, the more points that team wins!

At the end of the event, the team with the most points is called forward to retrieve one more item - their award medals. But the real winner is the charity! A representative talks about how all of the give back items won for them during the event will be used to help their cause, giving your team something – a warm feeling in their hearts, knowing that their actions made a difference!

Sample charities and corresponding games may be:

Babies/New Mothers – Teams race to get a bag of different colored baby booties sorted. The first team to complete the task gets to open a box on stage and may find baby bottles, diapers, bibs and other items inside.

Children – Teams may have to buzz in to be the first to complete a nursery rhyme. The team with the most correct throughout the round gets to choose a box. Depending on the type of charity, boxes may contain toys, clothes, snack pack items and more.

Homeless – Teams view close-up items of hygiene items that homeless people need, such as the item shown here. Teams identifying the most items correctly get to open a box, which could contain those same hygiene items, socks, food items, etc.

Seniors – Teams have a selection of magazines on their table. The emcee calls out an item, such as “a pair of eyeglasses.” The first team to find a picture of eyeglasses in their magazine gets credit. The team with the most credits chooses a box to see how many points they’ve earned. Items in the boxes include magazine gift subscriptions, crossword puzzle books, hygiene items, food items, etc.

Soldiers – Teams may have to listen to snippets of music and answer questions about it. Who sang Soldier Boy? In what film was Danger Zone featured? The team getting the most correct may pick a box containing items such as lip balm, hygiene products, playing cards and more.

Teachers – Teams may have a minute to use a ruler at the edge of their table to flick as many pencil-top erasers as they can into a pencil box in the center of their table. The team getting the most in gets to open a box, which contains school supplies.

Animals – Teams may have to flip two rawhide chews off the back of one hand and catch them with the same hand. If they drop them, they’re out. But, if they’re successful, they remain standing and must flip four rawhide chews, then six, then eight, etc. The team with the most people standing at the end of the game gets to come forward and open a box containing pet treats, toys, bowls, etc.

Don’t see your favorite charity listed? No problem! We’ll give it our all when it comes to creating the perfect game show to benefit the cause important to you and your organization!


  • Set, strike and delivery of an event for teams of 10 participants
  • Professional event leader and assistant(s) to emcee and organize the event
  • Team identification for each participant
  • Event equipment including supplies for games and donated goods
  • Award medals for each participant on the winning team
  • Coordination including delivery to a local non-profit to receive the donation
  • DJ to provide sound system and play music throughout the event

Additional Event Information

Ideal Group Size

20 or more participants

Ideal Team Size

10 participants per team

Event Length

1 - 2 hours

Event Location

This event can be held indoors or outdoors, works as a stand-alone event or ideal in conjunction with / before / after a meal function

Level of Customization

Content is customized to incorporate information about the charity and client brand or meeting content if desired. Client logo on award medals, if desired.

Event Elements

Relationship building, competition, community give back.

Charitable Elements

Game show revolves around items to be donated to charity

Space Requirements

Approximately 12 sq. ft. per person

Set Up Required

One draped and skirted banquet round per team with seating for 10, plus six or eight foot draped and skirted tables as needed for supplies (dependent on number of participants). Power for the DJ (standard outlet) is required.

Note:  Based on event location and group size, event details may differ slightly from above description