Giving back has never been this fun and fulfilling! Over the years, Best Collegiate Events has developed a great lineup of charity team building events resulting in the donation of tens of thousands of items for people in need of a helping hand. To this end, we have a dedicated charitable department that has built long-lasting relations with top local and national philanthropic organizations.
Our Collegiate charity events can be delivered anywhere in North America, and feature group bonding activities designed to boost team spirit and unity while helping less fortunate members of your community. These events include team activities, games, and interactive challenges along the way while your group gathers materials and assembles care packages for donation to local and national charities for the benefit of children, the physically challenged, homeless individuals and families, food banks, and more.
We are the leader in delivering corporate and collegiate CSR events. We have designed and trademarked some of the top charity team events in the industry, including Bike Build Donation®, Build-a-Guitar®, and Build-a-Wheelchair®, plus Helping the Homeless, Mini-Golf Build Food Donation, and STEM Backpacks for Kids. Social responsibility has never been so rewarding. Contact us to learn how we can help your team bond while giving back to the community!
Our Autism Sensory Donation program not only brings your group together to assemble wonderful sensory support kits for donation to autism therapy programs and non-profit organizations, but also enhances awareness of the effects, behaviors, and challenges of the disorder through engaging sensory activities. Your group will leave this program with a greater understanding of what autism is, and how to support the people in their lives with an autism spectrum disorder.
Bears and Blankets is a heartwarming charity event where your group will build items to comfort younger children in distress. The program also includes fun icebreakers, iPad® activities, and photo and video challenges. Your teams will stuff and decorate teddy bears and swaddle them in a warm, soft blanket. The items will then be distributed to children through various organizations, including crisis centers and law enforcement agencies.
In this worthwhile program, fun and charitable giving combine for an event your group will never forget. Following a kick-off icebreaker, teams will receive iPads® loaded with our event app that contains team trivia, activities, and photo & video challenges. Teams must complete these to earn trips to our bike store, where they will find the parts to build and decorate bikes for deserving children!
With our charitable giveback event Build-a-Band™, your group will build high-quality guitars, bass guitars, and drum sets to be donated to youth-serving agencies and organizations, and school music programs that are in need of instruments. Your group has the exclusive opportunity to bring the positive power of music to young people in your community!
Learning to play music can have a very powerful and positive effect on young people. With Build-a-Guitar®, collegiate groups have the opportunity to build and donate guitars to deserving youth music programs. As the name suggests, teams are tasked to build high-quality guitars from custom designed kits. The finished guitars are then donated to teens through schools and other youth organizations.
A charitable program that will touch your heart, Build-a-Wheelchair® is a fun, worthwhile event that benefits Americans with mobility impairments. Beginning with various iPad® activities to earn the needed materials, teams will then assemble, safety test and decorate new wheelchairs for donation. When possible, a representative from the selected charity will arrive to accept and thank your group for their contributions.
Teams will engage in fun, challenging team building activities leading to the assembly of care packages for a chosen charity. This is an extraordinary way to build team spirit & infuse your group with positive energy and goodwill. Examples of charities include homeless shelters, food banks, hospices, animal shelters, nursing homes, and other community and social service agencies. A representative from the charity may surprise your group, speaking passionately about the organization and their mission.
On your mark…Get set….Sun! Harness solar power and race your way to a fun and educational STEAM-based charitable team building program. Earth Wind and Solar combines the engaging experience of building and racing solar-powered vehicles with a donation that will spark children’s curiosity and exposure to STEAM.
Fostering Hope is a heartwarming team-building program that culminates with the assembly of backpacks for adoptive and foster care children filled with items recommended by networks that distribute care packs to deserving kids. Your group will be issued iPads® to complete tasks, challenges, and trivia, including photo and video ops to gain the points needed to purchase the items your team will need to complete their Fostering Hope care packs.
Your team will be packing backpacks filled with items for homeless men, women, and children. One in 30 children is homeless each year in America; that’s 2.5 million kids. Teams complete a series of fun activities and iPad® challenges to earn the points they need to acquire the items for the care packages, which may include clothes and blankets, toiletries and hygiene items, first aid supplies, food, school supplies, and toys for children.
Kids Rock!™ is a fun charity team building event where teams assemble rocking chairs, rocking horses, and stuffed animals for children while participating in fun icebreakers, iPads® activities, and photo/video challenges. Immediate, tangible results are created, and group morale is boosted through the building and donation of these memorable items for local community centers, hospitals, or schools.
Locate and Donate SmartHunt® is a high-tech, CSR corporate scavenger hunt in which your group navigates through a customized route to complete text, photo, and video challenges on their iPads® to earn points. Along the way, teams will have to find our challenge station where they’ll receive a surprise package, if they can complete their challenge. When all the teams’ packages are opened and assembled, the donation is revealed to the group!
Mini-Golf Food Donation is a fun charity team building program in which your group will design, construct, and play a mini-golf course using canned and boxed food items. Each team will create a hole that has a unique theme and rules, unique to that hole. After the course has been built, an entertaining tournament ensues with scoring and fun competition. Once completed, the course will be deconstructed and the food donated to a predetermined food bank or similar organization.
Minute 2 Win It! for Charity will bring out the best in team spirit and a sense of community responsibility from your participants as they compete in tabletop challenges to earn items to create care packages to donate to a local charity. Fast-paced fun, teamwork, and competition are at the heart of every one of these events we deliver. Perfect to include in any academic or social gathering, or as a stand-alone program.
Operation Toy Donation is a wonderfully meaningful program designed to benefit disadvantaged children. The program includes fun icebreakers, energizing iPads activities, including photo and video challenges and revolves around the assembling of children’s toys and necessities, which are packaged and festively wrapped. It’s the perfect charity team building event if your group wants to make a difference in the lives of children in need!
Putting for Pets is a fun philanthropy event that concludes with the donation of pet food/supplies to local animal shelters and rescue organizations. Your group will design and build unique one-of-a-kind, miniature golf holes using pet supplies and other building materials. After the course has been built, an entertaining tournament ensues with scoring and fun competition. Your team will experience the joy that comes from giving to fuzzy paws and a worthwhile cause!
is a heart-warming, charitable program promoting the importance of education in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Teams engage in a series of problem-solving initiatives, including iPad® challenges, MakeDo® Kit construction, and electronic circuitry design, to earn items for inclusion in the backpacks. The donation will spark children’s curiosity for learning and experimentation while gaining an understanding of the importance of STEM to their future success.
Wagon Build Donation benefits underprivileged preschool-age children, providing them with a classic learning tool to boost their coordination, imagination and much more. Teams will build full-size, Red Steel Radio Flyer® Ranger Wagons for donation to a local charity, loading each one with a stuffed animal and children’s book. This program will leave your team feeling energized and with a sense of accomplishment, knowing they put smiles on the faces of children in need.
We Care for Kids™ is a heart-warming, charitable, team-building program devoted to helping children in disadvantaged school systems while boosting employee morale through assembling and donating items for children in need. Our We Care For Kids backpacks provide underprivileged kids with items that make them realize their community truly cares about their hopes and dreams. If you want to make a difference in the life of a child, We Care for Kids is an event your group will never forget.
We Care for Schools™ benefits local schools that are in dire need of supplies, including pencils, paper, glue, paintbrushes, first aid kits, and more for the classroom, nurse’s office, and art room. While participating in fun activities and challenges delivered on iPads, your team will assemble bags full of these items for donation to the local school district. Participants will leave feeling great with the knowledge that they helped support a child’s education.
Don’t see what you are looking for? We have a wide range of events and options not listed here, and we are always open to new ideas! Choose “Something Else” on the request form and let’s work together to create the perfect event for your group!
Do you have your own great idea? We love to collaborate to customize existing programs or create something new from scratch. Let’s combine your ideas with our experience and expertise to design the perfect event for your group. Choose “Custom Event” on our request form and call us at 800.380.1983 and we will get to work for you!
Did you know that Best Collegiate Events is the higher education division of America’s #1 rated corporate event company Best Corporate Events? For corporate groups, meeting and event planners, DMCs, M&Is, and organizations, we deliver a complete line of team building programs, charitable CSR events, corporate entertainment, SmartHunts, and professional development workshops!