This year, the depth of compassion in your Christmas team building may be more profound and compelling than ever before.
Why? Because the need seems so much greater and more urgent this year.
For example, there have been a total of 18 “mega fires” this year! In California alone, wildfires have caused two billion dollars in damage. And on the east coast, more than a dozen people died and thousands lost property during recent floods in South Carolina. Every year, millions of Americans suffer loss and hardship because of life-changing natural disasters.
And it is often during the Christmas holidays that both the financial and emotional toll on victims can seem unbearable, particularly for families with children. Wouldn’t it be marvelous if you could relieve some of the burden for one of these families, provide them with a bit of holiday cheer, and have fun doing it?
Our Puttin Pantry is the answer to your Christmas team building challenges, and with your help it can be the answer to the prayers of a desperate mom and dad without the means to give their kids the kind of Christmas they once enjoyed.
The Puttin Pantry is a team building workshop in which you and your coworkers can partner with a local food bank to provide some much needed dry goods for a family’s holiday feast. It can help to close the gulf between the memories of last year’s holidays and their longings for a cheerful season this year, and you can help close that gulf with golf.
Yes, that’s right, golf–putt putt golf to be exact! Charity begins at home–what better way to give your professional family a holiday boost than a golf game in which everybody wins? You’ll create a miniature golf course out of pantry items and then compete to accumulate the most items to donate.
The teamwork required for the golf course design will challenge everyone’s communications skills, creativity, resource management skills, and other interpersonal attributes. And the food items themselves will be a tremendous boon to the food bank with which you partner.
Among the items for which there is often the greatest need are: dry cereal like corn flakes and oatmeal; granola and granola bars. Equally popular are canned chicken, canned tuna; canned fruits like pears, pineapple slices, and fruit cocktail. Pasta, beans–dry or canned; canned soups, nut butters–peanuts, almonds, and cashews are nutritious and filling.
Rice, especially brown rice, is full of vitamins and fiber. Even spices and herbs like black pepper, paprika, cayenne, sage, and oregano are in demand at most food banks. And jars of baby food and dry infant formula are high on the list of priorities for young moms.
And who doesn’t love packaged cookies and candies for dessert? Our Puttin Pantry will fulfill all of your Christmas team building aspirations. Happy holidays!