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Giving as a Team - for the holiday season

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The dark season inspires people "'Tis better to give to and take care of others. Sharing and helping customs are part of Christmas, harvest festivals, Solstice, Chanukah and other religious or secular holidays. The season when many are inspired to be generous coincides with when many feel more vulnerable or alone due to holidays or winter weather."
People who join together in philanthropy get the extra glow of feeling that their Winter holidays and cold weather inspire giving efforts are also enhancing their group's communication, skills, enjoyment, and identitysharing. There are endless varieties of ways Reaching out to the wider community can become a team-give, including creating items, raising money, collecting goods, or doing service for those who are in need's tradition during this season.
Consider Groups that join together in [[:Category:Philanthropic_Team_Building|philanthropic activities]] get all the list benefits of "philanthropic" activities we have started compiling on Teampedia. Teams do clean-up on playgrounds or community centersteam building, ladle out meals at soup kitchens, construct ramps, teach computer skills with the extra glow that comes of generosity. . . Specialized companies offer the know-how and materials to help your group to create wheelchairsProjects that provide for others can also be welcome substitutes for “sigh, bikesone more” holiday party or “oh no, welcome wagons, and other things for donationnot a gift exchange.
Some activities have become common, such The endless ways to give as Adopt a Family: facilitated by a charitable agency, a work team gets general information about the agesinclude creating gifts, sizesrepairing items, and wishes of adults and children in a familyraising money, and the team member buy appropriate gifts or donate funds collecting goods for a representative to do the shoppingdonation. A variety of such giving involves a display on which paper tags give the age and a few hints about a person's needs or wishes; each Another fantastic team member takes on or moretags and replaces it at the display with an appropriate gift, (This -builder is often done with "Christmas trees," but because not all givers nor receivers are Christian, we encourage alternative, universal symbols and decoration.)The team can enjoy getting providing community service together to do the wrapping of the gifts. Usually, the identity of the family is not revealed and the contact and delivery are managed by the agency.
"'Tis better to give [[File:4305714987_f9fdc7741c. . ." jpg|200px|thumbnail|left| A team building event your team is said often during this season, yet Teampedia encourages people sure to create opportunities love for giving together in any and all seasons. In the autumn, have a wandering party holidays!]]Consider the growing list of leaf[[:Category:Philanthropic_Team_Building|philanthropic activities]] here on Teampedia. Teams clean-raking to people who need such helpup playgrounds;then return in the summer to mow the lawns. Help plant a community garden in the spring. Teach serve meals at soup kitchens; construct ramps; teach computer skills in January to non-profits . . . Give your team the gift Several [[Team_Building_Companies|companies]] listed in our directory offer packaged workshops for onsite building of keeping on givingitems for people in need, such as [[Bike Building|bikes]], [[Build a Wheelchair|wheelchairs]], and [[Build a Wagon|little red wagons]] .
One group holiday giving activity that is now common: '''[[Adopt a Family]]:''' Facilitated by a charitable agency, each team member provides appropriate gifts for children and adults in need. The team wraps the gifts together as their social gathering.
After the holidays have raised the spirit of giving, some teams decide on a related project for each season. Ideas range from simple clothing donations to active lawn/leaf/snow care for a neighborhood.
Philanthropy means "love of humanity." What a splendid way for a team to celebrate holidays!
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[[Category:New Activities]]''"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give."''― Winston Churchill  ''"I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy."''― Kahlil Gibran [[CategoryFile:Small3537770133_0aa1a19a2d_o.jpg|300px|thumbnail|center|Giving as a Team helps bring joy to the holiday season]][[Category:Medium]]
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