“Freddie Mac Packs Backpacks”… bet you can’t say that 3 times fast! The financial giant was on hand this August to help kids get ready for the back-to-school season, by stuffing backpacks with much-needed school supplies.
Freddie Mac is in the business of helping families achieve their goals. This past August, they discovered a new way to fulfill that mission: our charity team building workshop called Mission: Kids Care.
This workshop combines the fun of interactive team building activities with the satisfaction of doing good for the community. In this case, it was for kids in the Fairfax, VA area who needed a little help with getting ready to go back to school
Back-to-School Costs Money
It may have been different when you went to school, but nowadays kids have to arrive for the first day ready to go with all their supplies in hand. That means on the first day of school, backpacks are pre-filled, and kids are loaded down with the supplies they’ll need.
That’s a lot of money for some families, so our Mission: Kids Care workshop is all about helping those families. Of course, we and our customers couldn’t do it all without the partnership of some great charities. In this case, the charitable organization was Fairfax for Families.
They make sure all the backpacks get to families who have kids heading back to school.
We’ve Worked With Freddie Mac in the Past
We have worked with Freddie Mac in the past and they were excited about helping the charity of their choice, Fairfax for Families. The workshop went great, just as all of ours with Freddie Mac always do. They’re just great at teamwork!
Over 25 backpacks were stuffed with school supplies, the Freddie Mac group practiced creative problem solving and collaboration, and everyone had a good time, too.
We used some of our classic icebreakers: “Would you Rather” and “30-Second Mantra”. The main activity before the actual stuffing of backpacks was the backpack blindfolded scavenger hunt. Needless to say, that was a giant hit, as well!
The workshop was held on-site at Freddie Mac’s offices in Fairfax, Virginia. Mission: Kids Care made the perfect charity workshop for August, at the height of the back-to-school season as Summer came to a close.
If you’d like to schedule a Mission: Kids Care workshop, you don’t have to wait for next August. We can fill backpacks with other helpful items that kids need, to fit the charity of your choice.