Employee Packing Events

Hosting an employee engagement packing event is an excellent way to get your colleagues, team members, and kids involved with Blessings in a Backpack. It is a hands-on volunteer activity that we can customize for groups of all sizes and ages and is a meaningful service opportunity for all who participate. Events can take place anywhere – an office, conference venue, or other facilities. Blessings in a Backpack will work with you to develop an event to meet your goals and available resources. If you haven’t already, book an employee engagement packing event today!

» Events start at 500 bags, increasing by increments of 250, with an average donation of $6 per bag.

» One month notice is required to confirm an event.

Click here to watch a packing event and see all the fun first hand!

Examples of Employee Engagement Packing Events:

Multiple-Site Packing Events:

The American Honda Financial Services conducted packing events at 10 of their U.S. locations, packing a total of 6,000 bags.

Large Packing Event:

To celebrate the 80-year anniversary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, employees packed over 5,000 bags of food for three Blessings in a Backpack programs in Chicago. This large-scale event concluded a summer of service volunteering campaign and involved over 350 employees.

Packing Competition Between Teams:

Coca Cola employee-volunteers packed more than 1,000 bags for a local Blessings in a Backpack program in Atlanta. Two teams from the company’s beverage marketing legal division competed to see which team could pack the fastest.

Offsite Packing Event:

Molex included an outdoor corporate packing event during its offsite Leadership Conference at a Florida resort with attendees packing 1,000 bags of food for Blessings in a Backpack programs in Pinellas County.

Take Your Child to Work Day:

Protiviti incorporated a packing event into its ‘Take Your Child to Work Day.’ The company’s employee-volunteers and their children packed more than 500 bags of food for a local Blessings in a Backpack program in Chicago.

School Investor Packing Event:

CME employees pack bags quarterly for 70 students at a school near their Chicago office. Blessings in a Backpack welcomes partnerships with companies that are interested in combining packing bags on a regular basis with a financial commitment to feeding a minimum of 100 kids at a program location.

“Blessings in a Backpack was a great volunteer event for our team.”
—UnitedHealthcare, Point Clear, Ala.

“Yesterday was so much fun and the kids and parents loved packing bags for a good cause!”
—Protiviti, Chicago

“It was truly an honor and privilege to work with Blessings in a Backpack! Our teams were
so excited and encouraged by the event.”
—Home Depot, Atlanta

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