Close your eyes and picture the look of excitement on a child who has just received a brand new toy. Now picture a second child, one who has never received a new toy…or a toy at all. Now, imagine what it would be like to put that same look of excitement on that second child’s face, all by participating in this teambuilding activity.
As participants arrive at the event, they receive a team bandanna and meet their team at a table resembling a toy workshop. After a brief introduction, the emcee hands off to a representative from a charity, such as a foster home or Boys and Girls Club of America, who tells the group about how the toys they will assemble and collect throughout the day will make a difference to a child.
First, teams put together a little red wagon at their table and decorate it with items such as streamers, balloons, pipe cleaners, construction paper, etc. The team that is judged to have the best decorations wins a toy to place in their wagon.
Didn’t win a toy for best decorations? No problem! There are lots of other opportunities to win toys in a round of challenges that are played around team tables. Sample challenges may include:
The team with the most toys in their wagon at the end of the event wins award medals. But, everyone will have an award-winning feeling in the pit of his or her stomachs when they turn the toy-laden wagons over to the charity to pass along to the kids!
Note: In consideration for the children and their families’ feelings and privacy, we do not "provide” underprivileged children for appearances at our charitable events. We can request the charity bring children as representatives to the event, but there is no guarantee that children will be present. We work with, and will be happy to deliver the donated items to, organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club, Ronald McDonald House, and other reputable non-profit organizations. We will also coordinate with the non-profit organization to try to have an adult representative from the organization (employee or volunteer) to speak during the event. These representatives often share moving stories about the good work the organization does on a daily basis and how the money or items donated from the event will benefit the recipients. We do not guarantee that a representative will be available for your event date and time. If no representatives from the non-profit organization are available, the event emcee will give a brief overview of the organization to which the items will be donated.
|Ideal Group Size||
40 or more participants
|Ideal Team Size||
8-10 participants per team
This event can be held indoors or outdoors
|Level of Customization||
Client logo on award medals, choice of children's charity for donation
Relationship building, give back to community, problem solving skills, creativity, time management
Wagons and toys donated to charity
Approximately 16 sq. ft. per person
|Set Up Required||
One draped and skirted banquet round per team with seating for 8-10, plus six or eight foot draped and skirted tables as needed to hold donated toys. Power for DJ (standard outlet) is required.
Note: Based on event location and group size, event details may differ slightly from above description