For a company that makes ice cream, like Wells Enterprises, a mission statement that includes spreading joy seems right in line with what they do. They’ve got joy locked down, since even their workshop was about spreading joy!
When you’re in the business of making ice cream, you already know you’re popular with kids. So why not give back to your most loyal customers with a Rescue Buddies™ charity workshop?
Rescue Buddies™ Spreads Joy to Kids
Just the ticket, thought Wells Enterprises, when they booked our charity team building workshop that took place this summer. This workshop has teams building stuffed animals for kids in the hospital, who suffer crisis emergencies, and who might be far from home for medical reasons.
These are kids who could really use some of that joy Wells Enterprises is so good at creating- so it was a perfect match all around!
Wells Enterprises Hold National Sales Meeting in Minneapolis
This ice cream company is headquartered in Iowa, but they’re expanding (did we mention their products are delicious?). New offices in Minneapolis prompted a national sales meeting whose mission was spreading joy within their own ranks.
Teams from all over the company’s various departments met, and since hardly anyone knew anyone else, they requested that their workshop be about meeting new people. We provided lots of different ways for teams to group up and get to know one another.
So we had people from Food Service, Finance, and HR meeting each other and working together to assemble the stuffed animals.
Have Fun, Give Back, Work in Teams- Goals are Easily Met!
Those were the three goals stated by the rep from Wells Enterprises during out initial consultation. Piece of cake! We started out with ice breakers and quickly moved on to challenges where teams earned their “animal parts”.
The final event was the charity presentation. Since there were three of them on hand to receive the stuffed animals and show their gratitude, it was an impressive showing! The three receiving organizations were:
- The Ronald McDonald House
- The Eden Prairie Fire Department
- The University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital
Each had touching stories of how the animals would be shared with kids who needed them during stressful times. The group from Wells Enterprises came together and did great things that day, but what they’ll probably remember the most is meeting the folks from the three charitable organizations.