Every fall since 2012, Wilson & Company organizes Lose a Little, Gain a Lot to encourage its employees to get fit and give back. Each of their 15 offices sets a total “pounds” goal. For six weeks, they collect food and workout to burn calories in support of their local food bank. Wilson & Company makes a donation to EVERY office’s food bank based on what percentage of their goal they reach and gives prizes to the top office and individuals.
Like many national and multi-national companies, Wilson & Company has to get creative to find engaging ways for their employees to make a positive impact and build higher relationships with the local people and communities they do work for – which, for them, is high on the list of priorities.
Lose a Little, Gain a Lot definitely makes an impact at a local level. Wilson’s Colorado Springs office reigned supreme last year by donating 527 pounds of food to Care & Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado. Among other things, this helps Care & Share offer Mobile Food Pantries over the summer. They are incredibly important to kiddos who receive Free & Reduced Lunch during the school year, but often go hungry in the summer. As one 12-year-old patron put it,
“It helps us save money for things like water and light.”
If your company has a fun and unique Engaging Engagement Idea, we’d love to feature you in an upcoming story. We’re especially interested in activities that help companies build a unified culture between multiple offices and remote workers so other companies can do the same.