Combine Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) with team building
Ignite passion and sense of purpose
Practice excellent customer service
Identify individual and team strengths
Enhance communication and collaboration within work teams
Charity Wheelchair Build Team Building Activity
Armed with wrenches and enthusiasm, you race to construct what people in your community that are mobility-challenged can use most – new wheelchairs! Meanwhile, other teammates are navigating fun, innovative puzzles and challenges to earn enough “money” to purchase that last crucial part to make your brand-new wheelchair the first off the assembly line in Quixote Consulting’s exciting Charity Wheelchair Build team building activity.
According to the National Health Interview Survey on Disability there are an estimated 1.6 million Americans that use wheelchairs. And they need your help! Strokes, osteoarthritis, multiple sclerosis, limb loss and paraplegia are just some of the many reasons for wheelchair need and accessibility challenges. Your team can help these people in need in your community to be independent once again.
Teams earn points by completing team building challenges (that can be customized just for you!). They then purchase the needed wheelchair parts at Quixote Consulting’s “Charity Wheelchair Store.” Once all the parts are gathered, teams begin building the wheelchairs. When they’re completed they’re inspected for safety at the Charity Wheelchair Safety Zone. After the wheelchairs have passed safety inspection, it’s on to the Charity Wheelchair Build Obstacle Course Race! Teams then decorate the wheelchairs and craft beautiful, heartfelt cards for the wheelchair recipients.
The Charity Wheelchair Build partners with national wheelchair charities, senior centers, assisted living homes, nursing homes, hospitals, and veteran’s organization to ensure that your wheelchair building donation helps the people that need it the most be independent.
Teams can also use the Charity Wheelchair Build team building activity to heighten awareness about accessibility and disability. Customized team building challenge questions such as naming great famous people with disabilities is one method of increasing understanding. The Charity Wheelchair Build can also include a how-to on non-wheelchair user etiquette.
With so many different ways to have fun and earn points, there’s something for everyone on every team to do. The group can only be successful by working together, communicating effectively, identifying strengths of team members, and focusing on their mission – helping the people that could most use wheelchairs right in their community. Combine Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) with team building for charity team building with purpose.
As a surprise grand finale, a representative from the charity will personally visit, meet your team, thank them for their generous teamwork and portray a vivid mental image of the teams’ ‘customers’ - the accessibility-challenged people that they will have helped.
Collaborative Charity Wheelchair BuildFor teams that are focused on collaboration Quixote Consulting has designed a completely collaborative version of the Charity Wheel Chair build imaginatively called…the Collaborative Charity Wheelchair Build! Everyone in your team/department/company works together to build wheelchairs for the “customers” that need wheelchairs in your home town.
Teams in your company help each other while making sure that each small work team performs well. Just like work, there are metrics – both for the small project teams and for the entire group.
The Power of PurposeResearch tells us that one of the main paths to happiness is to connect with the power of purpose. This power of purpose ignites when you link your daily work with the greater good, helping to make some part of the larger world around you better.
Purpose allows people to work harder and with more passion than if the work were just for themselves. The Charity Wheelchair Build leverages this power of purpose in two ways at the same time:
Ignite the Power of Purpose in Your Work PlaceYou’ll be amazed at how energizing the Charity Wheelchair Build team building event can be for everyone involved. You will also realize what your team can accomplish back at work after an event that has everyone working together for such a rewarding cause.
We all want to make a difference in this world. Here’s a rare opportunity to actually do so, with immediate, tangible results built into the process. This is an extraordinary way to infuse a conference with energy, create a feeling of immense good will and a sense of meaning larger than day-to-day work challenges, while reinforcing the value of teamwork. If you want an event that your people will never forget, this is the one.
We take care of all the logistics – making you look good while making the whole event simple and painless. Remember, keep this one a surprise for the participants – don’t spill the beans! The surprise value of the big finale cannot be overstated.
Maximize Your Team Building Investment
Every aspect of Quixote Consulting’s Charity Wheelchair Build team building activity is aimed specifically for your team to get the most out of the event – before, during the day and after.
1. Icebreaker with Purpose – Your event begins with a fun, fast-paced energizer that lets people learn something wonderful about other people on their team related to purpose.
2. Challenges with Purpose – Every challenge that teams complete to earn their wheelchairs tests and teaches the latest strengths, happiness and positive psychology research, particularly focusing on the power of purpose. We go beyond a random assortment of trivia to get your team valuable information in fun ways that stick. Or if you like, together we can customize the challenges to test and teach your team important and fun information about your company. Or we also have a just for fun set of challenges if fun is the highest order of the day.
3. Customization – We can customize as much or as little of this event as you want – challenges, decorations, rules, even the game itself. If there’s a theme for your conference, convention or team project, let us know and we’ll make it happen.
4. Content with Purpose – If you have the time, we’ll combine a mini-training session on the Power of Purpose before the Charity Wheelchair Build at no extra charge. This mini-session is perfect if you have three or four hours total.
5. Resources After the Event – Participants will receive both the Power of Purpose e-book by team strengths expert Rob Fletcher (an excerpt from his forthcoming book At Your Best) and wonderful pictures of the event to keep the energy and momentum going.
6. Complimentary Coaching After the Event – The leader of the team will receive one complimentary follow-up executive coaching session to assist in the learning transfer.
7. Press Release (Optional) After the Event – Let the rest of the world know about your good deeds! We’ll send a press release to the news outlet(s) of your choice after the activity with a photo of the event if you’d like.
8. Conversation Starter (Optional) Before the Event – If you like, we provide you with a quick conversation starter for people to think about and share with other members of the team before the event. This builds anticipation, allows people to start ‘good gossip’ about your event and makes the event even more memorable.
9. Professional Development (Optional)– Combine the Collaborative Charity Wheelchair Build with one of Quixote Consulting’s training programs such as the strengths-based program At Your Best or an assessment such as MBTI, Firo-B or StrengthsFinder for a full day of professional development that blends fun and content.
Global and Multi-LingualQuixote Consulting consultants have led Charity Wheelchair Build events around the world: on most of the continents (not Antarctica yet) and in different languages, including Spanish and Portuguese.
DebriefThis activity includes a debrief by a trained facilitator. The debrief focuses on linking the activity with your important work back at the office. The Charity Wheelchair Build debrief helps you to leverage the power of purpose back at work, discover team and individual strengths and link your performance with contributing successfully as a team. Portions of the debrief can be customized for your group goals.
Minimum/Maximum Group Size15 to more than 5,000 participants. The larger the group, the more wheelchairs you build, and the more accessibility-challenged people in your community benefit! We’ve worked with very large and very small teams around the world.
Program Length2-4 hours. The activity can also be part of a full day incorporating Team Collaboration Quest collaborative team building or a work-style assessment such as MBTI or Strengthsfinder. This provides a perfect partnership of content-based training and a powerful story and image of your team collaborating successfully.
Space Requirements20 square feet of open space per participant is a good guideline. The Charity Wheelchair Build can be indoors or outdoors – your office building, a ballroom or conference room, even a local park. The Charity Wheelchair Build can be held anywhere in the world. We come to you, complete with everything you’ll need to insure an exhilarating and memorable event.
Take Homes, ExtrasWe send action photos and further resources to participants after the event. These resources guide participants in making a strong link between their positive experience and their important work back at the office. We can also give you suggestions for a small gift for everyone who participates or extra gifts and accessories you can donate to the charity.
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