bicycle charity teambuildingCharity Challenges

What could be more rewarding for your team and the community than choosing a Charity Challenge for your next teambuilding activity? To enhance the event, Team Building Unlimited adds an element of competition and teambuilding into each of the Challenges.  Enter into the Season of Giving-Year Round.

Everyone is a Winner in this Philanthropic Teambuilding Activity!

Charity Challenges are great for Community Service Days, Meeting or Conference, Celebration or Holiday Party


Charity Challenge #1: Bikes for Kids

Building bikes for Kids is a great CRO event! Each team receives the same Bicycle parts, and our trained facilitators supervise the event.  Participants will be challenged by several "children's competitive games" in order to receive the bicycle parts. The reward for building the Bicycles is the reward of giving back to the community. Bikes will be donated to the charity of your choice. Companies can choose their own charity or TeamBuilding Unlimited/Murder on the Menu can help you locate one in your area.

Variation: Trikes for Tots. 

Bikes for Kids charity challenge teambuilding


Charity Challenge #2: Bears that Care

TeamBuilding Unlimited leads you in a Bears That Care Teddy Bear team-building event! This is a great way to bring your team together while providing comfort to needy children.

Each team will compete in a series of children's games and challenges to earn team points toward the "purchase" of parts and accessories needed to assemble Bears That Care. The competition continues as each person builds Teddy Bears (and other animals) and designs special Bear T-shirts that represent their team and their company.

Once the bears are completed, they are presented to local organizations: Shelters, Police, Fire, Disaster, Hospitals and more.

This Charity Challenge is fun and altruistic. It benefits your team and the children who receive the Bears that Care. It's a Win-Win team building event for your Team. Great for your Community Service day.

"We loved our Bears that Care event. It was a perfect way to end the year!"
—Sheri Hockaday, Genentech

Bears That Care teambuilding charity challenge


Charity Challenge #3: Rocking Horses

Teams assemble, decorate and paint Rocking Horses that are donated to your charity of choice. Once teams have completed their rocking horse, they will participate in a team Corral Building Challenge. Each team must work together to build a corral that completely encloses the entire team as well as the rocking horse inside the corral. All materials and tools provided.

charity teambuilding rocking horses


children's super hero capesCharity Challenge #4: Super Hero Capes

Teams work together to design and make superhero capes to be donated to children in hospitals and shelters. Be a super hero! These capes can empower children to have hope in a crisis. Make and donate these children's super hero capes for encouragement and to bring out their "superhuman strength" in times of adversity.

Your participants will work together in small teams to make and design capes with an emblem (lightning bolts, stars, suns, Superman, Batman, and more) for the super capes. Get in the giving spirit as TeamBuilding Unlimited leads you in a Children's Super Hero Cape team-building event! This is a great way to bring your team together while providing empowerment to children in need. Make a difference!


Charity Challenge #5: Wheels to Mobility I:
Wheelchair Building

wheelchair building charity teambuildingTeamBuilding Unlimited offers a special "spin" on Charitable Team Building—Wheels to Mobility: a Wheelchair Building Team event! This Charity Challenge requires teams to assemble, test and decorate wheelchairs that are then donated to the elderly or disabled to help with mobility, transport and convenience. The Wheelchairs are donated to charitable organizations, senior centers, and individual families. Our trained facilitators guide your teams through a series of challenges to receive parts and supplies. They also inspect the portable wheelchairs and coordinate the donation. Wheels to mobility!

This is a win-win situation for your team, the disabled recipients, families, and charitable organizations.


Charity Challenge #6: Wheels To Mobility II:
Rollator Walkers For Seniors

TeamBuilding Unlimited offers a special "spin" on Charitable TeamBuilding. This Charity Challenge Rollator Walker event challenges teams to asssemble and test Rollator Walkers that are then donated to the elderly or disabled to help with mobility and safety. The Rollators are donated to senior centers, shelters, and other organizations. Wheels to Mobility!

Rollator Walkers for Seniors teambuilding charity exercise


Charity Challenge #7: Children's Reading Bench

children's reading benchReading is an essential component of every child's life. For budding bookworms or reluctant readers (or both) this cozy reading space creates a magical experience for everyone.

Your teams assemble and paint a children's reading bench that includes multiple book storage space. Add your creativity as your teams paint welcoming designs to the bench. Donate your Children's Reading Benches to schools or shelters. Even the tiniest corner of the classroom or shelter will be transformed by your team into a cozy, appealing retreat!


Charity Challenge #8: Strike Up the Band

musical instruments for kids charity teambuildingMusic is so important to child development. It's important to us all! TeamBuilding Unlimited will lead you on a memorable Charity Challenge: Strike Up the Band! Teams will build and decorate ukuleles, xylophones, and other musical instruments that your team will donate to schools, shelters, hospitals, or other charitable organizations. After the building activity, teams will complete in a Song Challenge using their instruments. Add harmony to your team!


Charity Challenge #9: Operation Backpack: Backpacks for Kids

backpacks kids teambuildingTeams create, decorate and fill backpacks with school supplies that will then be donated to school groups, charities, or children's centers. Utilizing teambuilding skills such as communication, collaboration, planning, resource allocation, and creativity, your teams will excel at this philanthropic event! Working together each team becomes part of an even bigger team that makes a difference by providing basic supplies for children who really need them. 

This teambuilding event begins with a combination of different types of competitive Children's Games. Teams earn points to choose essential school supplies to fill the backpacks. Besides teambuilding skills, a lot of team bonding goes on during this meaningful and fun charity challenge, as your employees relive their early school years through playing "children's" games and filling the backpacks!

TeamBuilding Unlimited provides all the supplies, backpacks, games and prizes. Your group supplies the skills and energy. Length and complexity customized to client timeline.


Charity Challenge #10: Food for the "Fair-way" of Life:
Mini-Golf Putting Solutions

Get in the Giving Spirit as TeamBuilding Unlimited leads you in a team-building event that MAKES A DIFFERENCE! This is a great way to bring your team together while fulfilling corporate social responsibility and philanthropy.

fairway minigolf food bank teambuildingYour team can make a difference in Child Hunger in America. Build camaraderie and feel a sense of adding value by directly helping the community and filling up pantry shelves. Teams create a mini-golf course with cans and boxes of nutrition. This is a charity team building event that contributes to your local food bank and provides a direct, tangible benefit from which your team will reap huge rewards!

Teams are challenged to construct a "creative" miniature golf hole from food cans and boxed goods in different sizes and colors that will later be donated to a charity/food bank. Each hole must reflect their own team, company, or theme of the meeting/event. On completion, teams play the course!!!

Before donation, teams play the course and winners are chosen for most creative hole as well as lowest overall score for play.

Once the tournament is complete, groceries are boxed and presented to a local food bank.


Charity Challenge #11: Blankets of Hope

Work together on warm and cozy Blankets of Hope. After assembling these blankets, your team will donate the Blankets of Hope to children in hospitals, shelters, and other charitable organizations. There are many different ways to assemble and finish these great fleece blankets, so there is ample room for creativity, as well as practicality. Team members will choose from a variety of patterns and styles of fleece, as well as finishing techniques. Working in teams of 2-3, these no-sew blankets are fun to make.

Once the blankets are completed, they will be donated to local organizations: Shelters, Police, Fire, Disaster, Hospitals or another charity. This Charity Challenge is fun and altruistic. It benefits your team and the children who receive the Blankets of Hope. It's a Win-Win event for your group.

Blankets of Hope


Charity Challenge #12: Operation Red Wagon

red wagon charity teambuildingThe Red Wagon has become a symbol of American childhood. Teams work together to build wagons that will be donated to shelters, hospitals or child care centers. Our red wagons feature full-sized all-steel seamless body with no scratch edges, extra-long handle that folds under and steel wheels with semi-pneumatic rubber tires.

Each team will receive the same Red Wagon parts, and our trained facilitators will supervise the event. The reward for building the Red Wagons is the reward of giving back to the community. What a great team bonding activity for your team! In addition, each team will design and execute a child's t-shirt to go with the donation of the Red Wagon. An optional series of children's games can be added to this event.

Everyone is a Winner in this Philanthropic Teambuilding Activity!


Charity Challenge #13: Operation Red Wagon II:
Welcome Wagons

This is a twist on our traditional Red Wagon team building event. Wagons will be filled with various supplies depending on the receiving organization: Children or Families. We even have an optional Library Wagon that participants fill with Books!

Included in this event is everything in Operation Red Wagon I, with the addition that teams will also use their points from the competitive children's games to "shop" for specific items to include in the wagons. In this format, the high-energy activity quickly shifts from competitive to collaborative while trying to fill all wagons to capacity. Wagons can be filled with household supplies or children's toys, school supplies or a mixture.

Working together each team becomes part of an even bigger team that makes a difference by providing basic supplies for families in need.

Besides teambuilding skills, a lot of team bonding goes on during this meaningful and fun charity challenge!

red wagon charity teambuilding


Charity Challenge #14: Building Blocks to the Future

building blocks teambuildingWooden Blocks are the "Building Blocks" for fun and skills for children. Not only do blocks offer countless hours of entertainment, but they also help children develop many skills which are of use at home school and throughout life. Unlike other Toys, Building Blocks offer an open ended learning and playing experience. Kids can arrange them in different combinations and display their creative skills. Depending on how your participants paint and decorate the blocks, children can learn the alphabet, numbers, colors and dexterity.

Teambuilding Unlimited facilitators will lead you through this fun painting activity, as your participants paint wooden blocks in various patterns, colors and sets. Participants are divided into teams in this creative endeavor! Blocks are donated to hospitals, shelters, pre-schools and other charitable organization. The painted Blocks to the Future will provide hours of entertainment and education for kids.


Charity Challenge #15: Community Mural/Quilt Art Project

Participants work in teams to "design" a piece of a Mural/Quilt that will be donated to the charity of their choice. Each team gets 1-2 squares to design about or for the organization to whom the quilt (mural) will be donated, the holiday or the company itself. The theme may even be part of the challenge, as the teams decide on the theme of the quilt/banner. TeamBuilding Unlimited works with your teams to ensure the theme is appropriate for the charity—but the best part is the creativity of your participants. TeamBuilding Unlimited will guide your creativity, provide the materials, and facilitate the event. The "quilt" is then put together—by your teams—and donated. Favorite themes: The World, the Holiday, Children, Children's Games, Seniors, How Your Company is making a Difference—the Sky's the Limit! So tap into your creativity for a good cause.

hats holiday teambuilding


Charity Challenge #16: Community Service Garden Project:
Project Green Thumb

garden green teambuildingTeamBuilding Unlimited will lead participants through a hands-on Green Gardening TeamBuilding event in which they work together to add trees, shrubs and flowers to public spaces, school, and parks. Project Green Thumb will match your participants with organizations that are in charge of these locations, and TBU will provide participants with all the tools, plants, and soil they will need to "Green the Community."

The Goal of Project Green Thumb is to establish a community service project that builds relationships through hands-on activities to establish community gardens, provide technical assistance, and provide a valuable service to the community.

Consider this for your Earth Day Celebration... or Any Time for Community Service. Give Back. Go Green!


Charity Challenge #17: Cupcake Decorating & Donating

cupcake teambuildingTeamBuilding Unlimited is known for its sweet team events, but our Cupcake Challenge can be a great interactive and delicious activity that capitalizes on your team's creativity and sweet tooth. This is a great event to do before or after a meal and can be incorporated into your lunch, dinner or afternoon teambuilding treat. These cupcakes can be eaten by your group or donated to a local charity—or both!

Each team will be given paper to start, so they can create a Team Chef's Hat! Individuals decorate their chef's hat with their team name and anything else they feel is appropriate... or not.

Then the real fun begins. Teams are challenged to Decorate their Cupcakes so that they symbolize the team itself, the company, the theme of the meeting, their positions at the company, or another theme. 

In addition each team will be given materials to create a DISPLAY in which they'll be able to stack their treats into showpieces. Prizes will be given to best overall display!

Each team will be given Cupcakes that can be decorated or left as is. With a variety of cupcake design supplies, instructions on technique, tools and assorted decorating materials, your team will turn their concept into reality. Basics on cupcake decoration start the teams off, but very soon, your group's creativity takes over. After the cupcakes are designed, decorated and displayed, each team will create a "commercial" to present their cupcakes to the entire group.

And last but not least, participants can enjoy or donate their creations—or both. 

You can have your Cupcake and Eat it, too! 


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