Engaging Engagement: Wilson & Company Combines Wellness and Giving to Impact Their Local Communities

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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.