Company bonding activities at Anthem, Inc. reflect their commitment to their clients and their community. During our Rescue Buddies Charitable Teambuilding Workshop, the Anthem staff created a legacy of kindness that will last for many years to come.
Flexible spending accounts. Behavioral health benefit services. Life and disability insurance benefits. Dental. Vision. Anthem, Inc. is one of the biggest health care benefits companies in the country. Their medical membership is 39.6 million. Their assets top $70 billion.
Visionary company bonding activities
Teambuilding at Anthem is designed to support their purpose which is “…to transform America’s health care with trusted and caring solutions.”
Chief among their core values are accountability, customer care, innovation, and integrity. Their company bonding activities reinforce these values.
Compassionate company bonding activities
We joined 65 staffers one sunny day at the Anthem headquarters in Mason Ohio. These employees came from all over the country for a big annual meeting.
They were senior leaders who headed a range of departments–corporate real estate, lease administration, procurement, and facilities operations among others. After a couple of grueling days of meetings, they were ready for a change of pace.
Our Rescue Buddies fit the bill perfectly. The group split into teams and during a series of friendly competitions, each team “won” the components they’d need to assemble their Rescue Buddies. The whole process brought out the kid in these corporate giants and they had a ball.
Community bonding activities
But while they were having fun, they also understood the importance of the toys they made. Rescue Buddies are stuffed bears, birds, fish, and other adorable animal figures that help kids in crisis.
Police officers, EMS personnel, and other first responders distribute them to traumatized children after a tragic accident, fire, or other life-altering events.
Our workshop participants actually stuff the animals, seal them, and tag them with encouraging notes and best wishes.
We donated this batch of 65 cuddle-bugs to Building Blocks for Kids. Their mission is “to bridge the funding gap for products and services that help improve the quality of life for these children.”
And they do this by covering every imaginable health care need for young patients! Aqua therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy. Wheelchair and wheelchair ramps. Bathroom and bedroom modifications. Hearing aids, walkers, prosthetics, van lifts, and therapy dogs. If a sick child needs it, this wonderful charity finds a way to provide it.
Nobody expected a reward for all their hard work, but they got one in the form of Laura and her son who benefited from Building Blocks for Kids. Laura’s 5-year-old son suffered from epilepsy and needed a service dog. Building Blocks for Kids helped them raise the money. Now when Laura’s son has a seizure, the dog sounds the alarm and wakes her up.
Magnovo believes that all company bonding activities should impact the lives of children like the ones Building Blocks for Kids serves every day. It’s why we do what we do.