On August 3rd, 2016, 28 employees at Altamira Technologies Corporation came together to pack 100 backpacks for local middle school students and Stuff the Bus for those in need. The backpacks will be delivered to students in need at Hughes Middle School in Fairfax County, Virginia. We spoke with Altamira employees to see how the experience went!
How was Stuff the Bus?
“It was truly a great experience and very well organized. I really enjoyed the team building aspect and competitive nature of this event. It made us think hard about potential process solutions for stuffing the bags for the kids in the fastest amount of time, and we had to decide quickly on what process to go with. Even though we came in second place, our team still won because we gave back to the community and really made a big difference in multiple kids’ school years.”
Would you do it again?
“Definitely, it was a blast and super rewarding to give back to the children in our community. I highly recommend this event to all businesses who would like to get involved with a great charity and who want to do a fun team building exercise.”
How did you organize teams?
“To make this event fun, we did it competition style. We divided into 4 teams; the first team to complete stuffing 25 backpacks was the winner. The winning team was Packed In 60 Seconds but the other teams Dude, Where’s My Backpack?, Back That Thang Up and The Mother Packers did an outstanding job. Everyone was a winner in that we provided needed assistance to children in our community.”
Can you tell us about the connection between Altamira and United Way NCA?
“Our CEO, Ted Davies is a past Chair of the UWNCA. He’s still on the Board and actively involved in the organization. He is extremely proud of the work that UWNCA does to benefit thousands of people each year in the Washington DC area. Altamira is excited to continue to partner with UWNCA, the leading convener of organizations doing charitable work in our area!”
Why is it important for companies to engage in volunteerism and charitable giving?
“It’s just the right thing to do. Give back and help others in need, and let your employees know their company cares about giving back to communities and charitable organizations.”
If you’re interested in helping us Stuff the Bus for 24,000 area children, veterans, and people experiencing homelessness, click here to learn more!