Danaher makes a wide range of business systems for a wide range of industries, and they’re very good at what they do. Their products are found in 99% of all dental offices in the United States, so you know they’re doing something right!
Behind every successful business is a whole lot of teamwork going on, too. That’s why when they called us up and booked a charity team building workshop, we were thrilled to be working with them.
The Danaher Group Wanted to Give Back
There are a lot of charitable organizations competing for attention in the Washington, D.C. area. After all, this is the nation’s capitol, and lots of national organizations have offices here with strong outreach programs in the community.
But when it comes to giving back to the community in a fundamental way that affects everyone, it’s all about the kids. We often partner with the Boys and Girls Club for our Bike-A-Thon™ charity workshop, which donates bicycles to local kids. Always a winner! In fact, this is our most popular charity team building workshop.
Danaher chose to have their charity workshop donations go to the Greater DC Boys & Girls Club- a great choice. Bikes and kids go together like peanut butter and jelly, so no kid should be deprived of a bicycle just because his or her family can’t afford one.
Ice Breakers, Hands-On Activities, and a Donation Ceremony
All the right ingredients for a fantastic Washington DC team building workshop were present this beautiful Spring day. We met at the Hilton Garden Inn and everything went as planned: icebreakers got everyone warmed up, hands-on activities kept everyone engaged, the facilitator kept everyone challenged and engaged, and donations were created for the final act of the workshop: the donation ceremony.
The group from the Boys & Girls Club was late, but that didn’t mean they didn’t appreciate the wonderful donations from the Danaher group. The rep from the Club even wrote down all the kids’ names that night, an extra special touch that brought a personal side to the donations.
Smiles everywhere as kids stepped up to receive their donated gifts, and the day came to and end on the right note: Danaher had pulled together some “human resources” to create donations for the community and strengthen their team bonds. All in all, it was a success and a great way to build connections, both within their company and with the community.