Building Bicycles for Kids Revealed New Skills for LafargeHolcim Employees

Construction materials provider LafargeHolcim hosted a recent Bike-a-Thon™ and Rescue Buddies™ charity event that taught them you don’t need brick and mortar to build a strong community – all you need is a little inspiration and a desire to help others.

LafargeHolcimLearns to Lead by Example

This group of 50 participants from LafargeHolcim gathered at the Denver Marriott West to learn more about what it takes to make a team tick. What they didn’t know is that by the end of the event, they will have discovered that leadership goes far beyond the company walls.

Before we started, team members were able to enjoy each others’ company over food and beverages. It was a time of pure socialization, helping employees get to know each other outside of the confines of work. However, when it was time to begin the event, the group’s leader easily directed their attention as they mirrored his positive attitude. This alone indicated there was already a high level of respectable leadership among the group. This solid example, in part, helped to show others how to find their inner leader to complete the day’s challenges.

Changing Lives, One Project at a Time

With a high level of energy and enthusiasm in place, the group was eager to learn they’d be building bicycles and stuffed animals for Colorado State Foster Parent Association. After learning how their contributions were being relied upon to bring hope and happiness to children in dismal family situations, the team was all the more excited to get to work.

The group divided into teams, each one having been assigned a building mission. While seemingly competitive, each participant knew the real reward would be delivering these life-changing donations to the children.

Bike-a-Thon™ and Rescue Buddies™ Make Dreams Come True

As the event wound down, Sherry Owens from Colorado State Foster Parents Association stopped by to deliver an impactful speech on how these items would benefit the children. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. This group, having been dedicated to helping others achieve their construction dreams, now realized that they also had the power to make simpler dreams come true.