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3 Charity Team Activities for Sales Meetings

No doubt over the next several weeks, your company will hold a sales meeting to share in the corporate successes of 2016 and discuss the best interest of your organization for the new year.  As far as your employees can expect, it’ll be conducted as many a sales meeting before, with talk of market strategy and bottom lines.    

Imagine, if you will, a scene in which your sales meeting is coupled with a charitable team building event!  Suddenly your attendees are talking more than facts and figures; they’re actively engaged in a task that will transform the community you serve!  Several options exist to make your upcoming meeting the best it’s ever been!


Charity Bicycle Builds

A symbol of freedom and possibility, your teams will assemble bicycles for youth in your community.  Make a true difference in the lives of at-risk children by partnering with The Boys & Girls Club of America or your local YMCA.  For many of these children, you’ll build and deliver the very first bicycle they’ve ever owned!

Group Team Building EventScience Kits for Kids

A child’s early engagement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) will help to pave the way to high-demand careers in their future.  Spark innovation in the mind of a child as you team with a nonprofit in your area, such as KidWorks of Orange County, to fill backpacks with science related materials.   

Care Packages

Donate your time and resources to boosting the spirits of children when you partner with local charities like Human Options and Families Forward.  Smiles are genuine when they receive backpacks and teddy bears made with love.

For more information or to book your charitable San Diego, Orange County, or Los Angeles event, contact james@fireflyteamevents.org.  You can rely on more than ten years of industry know how when FireFly Team Event’s coordinates an experience tailored specifically for your organization.  It’ll be an event that neither your organization’s employees nor those you help will ever forget!

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Charity Bike Build – Los Angeles Team Building

A Charity Bike Build in Los Angeles adds a feel-good community service piece to your next event. Connecting your team to need in the community allows a little heart to sneak into working relationships. Recent studies find that personal connections are one of the best indicators of a high performing teams.  In our Los Angeles bicycle build your teams will have a chance to be creative, assume leadership roles, and dig below the surface. Everyone remembers their first bike. Bicycles are a symbol of freedom, choice, and independence to kids everywhere. This bike build not only connects team members it also shows the community what your company stands for. It’s a great addition to sales conference or a fabulous way to end the year.

group photo of adults with a child on a bike at a charity team building event

Group Sizes – 20 – 1000

How A Charity Bike Build Works

Each team must deliver 3 things – an assembled bicycle, a card for the child,  and a marketing piece to accompany it. They must be creative, create a budget, and deliver the project on time if they want to win. With a limited budget they must purchase tools and marketing materials. Additional funds are available for teams that complete cash challenges.

Who Receives The Bikes

We build partnerships with charities that are close to your event site. These can include Boys & Girls Clubs, Big Brothers Big Sisters, YMCA, or regional entities. This opens the door to the possibility of having the kids on-site to receive the bicycles. When the kids are involved we make it a big reveal for your guests. It’s a heartwarming moment that your group will never forget.

Book your Charity Team Building Event In Los Angles Now

 

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Give Back for Your End of Year Office Party

We may still be melting in the August heat, but as Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) reminds us- Winter is Coming. We are approaching that time of year where we can appreciate all we have to be grateful for and help those who have been less fortunate.  At Firefly we are lucky that we’re able to assist companies in making a difference for their communities in Los Angeles and Orange County with our Big Give events.  We know that need is need and any CSR commitment goes a long way to improving lives. Consider the following Holiday Party ideas benefit your staff as well as your chosen charity.

Involve Your Employees

Some companies choose to generously make a monetary gift to a local charity and announce it at their holiday party.  This garners some heavy applause and certainly benefits the charity, but what impact does it have on your staff other than that momentary appreciation?  Staff want to feel responsible for a corporate donation.  That’s why we put participants to work at our Big Give event.  Teams earn donation supplies by completing fun challenges during the high energy, fast paced event.  Because staff have had to earn the donation supplies they feel a sense of ownership and accomplishment.  This makes a connection for them between productivity and altruistic rewards which could have positive effects all year long.

Ways To Donate

group assembling care packages for charity corporate team building event

After completing their team challenges teams use the provided supplies to assemble their team’s donation.  We’ve worked with many different charities so you’ll be able to select a cause that’s important to you.  Past events have seen the assemblage of:
Backpacks stuffed with school supplies for children living in poverty
Decorated duffel bags for kids in foster care
Hygiene kits and Payday Pails for job seekers trying to reenter the workforce
– Super Hero Starter Kits for hospital bound children
– Bicycle Assembly and Donation

The best part of any Big Give is the presentation of the donation.  This is when you get to present the work your staff has done to a representative from the selected charity.  They will explain what their organization does and how your group has helped.  One of my favorite memories was seeing kids of the Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club presented with brand new bicycles.  Several of the children didn’t know how to ride, having never had a bike on which to learn.  That didn’t stop them from gleefully pushing themselves around and excitedly ringing their bells.

A Big Give event involves your staff in your contribution.  Excited by your CSR commitment they become more engaged in your company.  Make a difference in your community and inspire your staff through a partnership with FireFly Team Events. Our Big Give events can easily be produced at your place of business, hotel lawns, conference rooms, and even the parking lot. We’ll help you customize the team building event to your space.

For help organizing your team’s give back contact us at james@fireflyteamevents.com

Super Hero Kits – Fresh Charity Team Building Idea

Charity team building events are a phenomenal option for your corporate group.  Make a positive impact in your local community while boosting employee engagement.  No charity team building is more jam packed with kick awesomeness than our Future Heroes experience.

corporate team building super hero kits girl holding shieldGather your super squad to build kits for the bravest heroes we know – kids at local children’s hospitals battling chronic and life threatening illness.  When a child receives a Future Super Hero kit they discover a sturdy shield they can customize with their own super insignia as well as a mask, bracers, and the top secret Super Hero Code (with plenty of super stickers of course).

How Do Super Hero Kits Help?

The hospital can be a scary place for children.  Removed from their home and the majority of their friends and family, surrounded by strange machines – fun play can be hard to find.  With a Future Super Hero kit kids fashion themselves the way they wish to be seen: strong, brave, and making a difference. They’re not sick anymore they ARE the Flash. They ARE Rey from Star Wars. Check out this Ted Talk on how even a simple posture change can dramatically improve your health . The power of pretend has significant effect on reality. Help us give these kids a fighting chance!

How Can We Book a Future Hero Team Building?

Our Future Super Hero kit builds are fully scalable for different group sizes. There is no limit to the impact your group can make!  Last year we teamed up with hundreds of Microsoft employees and vendors for a 900 person mixer to build a mountain of super hero kits for the children at nearby CHOC.  Large corporate groups love the kit builds because it’s easy for team members to travel down the assembly line constructing their personal donation. It’s fun to watch the amount of kits grow – a great visual demonstration of the effect a team can have by working together. We also have competitive versions of this event for the Sales and Marketing groups out there…

To help your team make a difference and fight bad guys with a Future Super Hero or other charitable event in Los Angeles, Orange County or San Diego – email james@fireflyteamevents.com

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Give Back With Charity Team Building in Los Angeles

If your corporate team is looking to give back, Los Angeles is home to many deserving charities in need of your service. We work to ensure your charitable giving is matched with enthusiasm and energy. We infuse these events with extra fun challenges to “win” the supplies to complete the donation. Charity team building events fulfill corporate social responsibility and promote pride in the staff attending. Los Angeles is home to plenty of good causes. In the past we’ve partnered with charities such as Boys and Girls Club, Families Forward, local children’s hospitals and Together We Rise to produce team building experiences like these:

Bike Builds

Bicycles are often the first sign of independence for children. Learning to ride takes bravery and commitment, which is rewarded by the exhilarating freedom of being able to travel under their own power. Many children are not given this experience simply because of their families’ socioeconomic standing. We bring in bicycles for teams to build and toss in some fun challenges as well. Once construction is complete we encourage teams to deliver marketing pitches for their bicycles which usually degenerates into giggle inducing skits. Craft supplies are provided for teams to create cards to include with the bicycles for the lucky recipient. Our charity bike builds are the perfect way to incorporate CSR into your meeting.

Super Hero Starter Kits

Many children are forced to face challenges too scary for most adults in the form of chronic or terminal illness. Luckily Los Angeles is home to an amazing children’s hospital St. Jude’s as well as neighbor to Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). We celebrate these young patients’ bravery with our Super Hero Starter Kits. Kids are thrilled to open these packages containing a mask, cardboard shield and craft supplies. They love decorating their super hero shields to suit their own personality. Teams can help kids fight their battle by assembling these kits during our high spirited super hero team events.

Care Package Builds

Sometimes it’s basic items like school supplies or canned food that are the most appreciated. Our care package builds for team building can be customized to suit your team’s interests. We’ve hosted Minute to Win It competitions where items are won through challenges and recently, we had teams create miniature golf courses out of the pantry items that were being donated to Second Harvest.  Care package builds are always well organized with each team donating their own package, identical to the others save for any decorations team members may have been added.  We love seeing teams having a good time, while giving back to the community.

Charity events are always an excellent team building experience as groups have a fun, memorable time while doing something worthwhile. To find out how you can give back to your community and plan a charity event contact us at james@fireflyteamevents.com

Las Vegas Team Building

3 Fun Las Vegas Team Building Ideas

During your next conference in Las Vegas make memories you don’t mind sharing outside the city. Team building events help your group experience the town, engage their competitive drive, and give back to the community, but most of all your co-workers will reconnect, engage and have fun. With the excitement of sin city at your doorstep, you should look for an experience that’s just as high energy as your surroundings in order to attract and keep the attention of your team. These ideas are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of options for events in Las Vegas, just like some of the local casinos, there’s no limit.

Vegas Photo Scavenger Hunt

Your coworkers are likely very excited to be visiting Las Vegas as it’s been popularized in movies and TV shows for decades. Set them loose and let them explore. On a photo scavenger hunt they’ll run around the Strip in teams as they complete challenges. One challenge might have them walking like Egyptians under the Luxor pyramid, while another could require them to get a photo behind the bar at one of Vegas’s many lounges . Photo Scavenger hunts have the benefit of allowing your team to enjoy the sights and sounds of the tourist destination while working together to earn points. At the end of the program you’ll leave with a thick photo album of memories, or blackmail depending on your point of view.

Team Olympics

Las Vegas is more than casinos and stage shows. Nestled in the Sierra Nevada Desert, the views are breathtaking. Minutes from the Strip lies the Red Rock Recreation Area. Get out and enjoy the outdoors while annihilating the competition. Team Olympics gives groups the chance to be more active, while not requiring any particularly impressive physical prowess. Furthermore the challenges in a Team Olympics aren’t traditional sporting events, but physical brain teasers requiring communication, strategy, leadership and teamwork. If you want to have a meaningful debrief with your team about group dynamics and how you work together this is the best event to facilitate that discussion.

Charity Events

If your company is looking to give back to the community, Las Vegas has several worthwhile local charities to partner with. Many of these events have the added benefit of being able to be conducted inside (in the A/C!) when temperatures get too hot outside. Make the most of your commitment to contribute with a fun event for your staff coupled with your donation. Enhance a bike build by having teams complete small challenges to win parts for the bicycle. When giving to a food bank we’ve had teams construct mini golf courses from the canned goods. Be creative and have fun. Celebrate the good fortune of your company by helping others. Who knows, the good karma that comes from it might reward you on the casino floor.



Whatever team building event you decide is best for your group keep in mind your surroundings. Las Vegas can extremely hot. We make sure to bring sunscreen and water to our outdoor events so make sure your team stays safe and goes home happy and healthy.  Contact our team today at 877.267.1939 or email james@fireflygroupevents.com to help you win big with your Las Vegas team building event.

Fun Corporate Holiday Parties in Orange County

Shields for kidsTry something fresh for your corporate holiday party in Orange County, Los Angeles or San Diego! The holidays are more than days-off and lots of sugar. They are a celebration and recognition of all the hard work leading up to the end of the year. Your team deserves more than bowling. The party options we’ve assembled below offer community give back options and unique experiences that will allow you to build for the future. Team building is a great fit for your holiday party.

Future Heroes
Every day there are children all over the world fighting. Some fight disease while others might face poverty. Are you ready to make a difference? Our Future Heroes event provides a way for each of your teams to craft new super charged super hero identities for very deserving local children. You’ll use your creativity and competitive spirit to design a super hero starter kit. They’ll get custom mask, cardboard shield, and a how-to booklet for all aspiring heroes. Our light hearted fun event designs will have your team laughing, working together, and making a difference. We can produce this fun corporate event in San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County. View More Details

Launch It

Launch, lift, and propel objects further, higher and more accurately than the other teams! This is the perfect event for teams that like to go BIG. You’ll be responsible for creating projectile contraptions like slingshots, rockets, and catapults. Each round you’ll receive supplies and instructions for a new height, distance or accuracy challenge. Build the best device and you’ll earn BIG points for your team. Teams LOVE hurling objects in pursuit of the win!!! View More Details

Minute Madness

Your teams will compete for the top spot in our team-based version of the popular game show – Minute To Win It. Instead of competing solo Your team will have to complete 1 minute wacky challenges to try and out score the competition. You’ll be laughing hysterically from the first to last challenges in this hilarious event! View additional Details

Bike Build

A bicycle is more than just a toy in the life of a child. Every time the turn the handlebars they’re making a choice. Each press of the pedals gets them to their destination under their own power. Bikes can help kids feel empowered to be independent, fit, and motivated. HG Wells once said that for every adult he saw on a bike he had hope for the world. We like to say the putting kids on bikes gives up hope for the future. Gather your team and get ready for a transformative team experience for your coworkers and the kids that receive the bikes. Create a breathtaking experience for local children for your employee party.  View Additional Details