Challenge

How can companies provide a meaningful and memorable experience to employees’ children when they visit the office on Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day?

Solution

Many clients engage Caring Capital to weave corporate philanthropy into their “Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day” programs. As they discuss their corporate mission with their young guests, clients discover that “doing” is far more powerful than “listening.” By adding a 30-minute creative session, children can decorate pillowcases for service members overseas, make get-well cards for children in a local hospital, or embellish night lights for less fortunate peers living in a homeless shelter. To help each company make clear its commitment to service, Caring Capital:

  • Guides each company in choosing a nonprofit organization to support
  • Introduces each company to its nonprofit partner and arranges for a speaker to address the children
  • Provides teaching artists to lead the gift-making activity or ships turn-key projects with comprehensive Manager’s Guides for a self-guided experience
  • Provides all the supplies and instructions required for no-fail success
  • When companies are amenable, provides a second small project that children make and keep to remind them of their kind acts

Results

Thousands of children learn about paying it forward and discover that they have the power to make a difference for someone in need. In addition, each company:

  • Donates appealing gifts to nonprofit clients at risk or in need
  • Entertains employees’ children, helping to make ‘happy’ employees
  • Demonstrates its role as a conscientious and generous member of the community
  • Fills its long day in a meaningful way

Quote

Caring Capital made the philanthropic part of Kids’ Day effortless for us and completely successful for the children. You thought of every detail, from appealing supplies to crystal clear instructions

Global Pharmaceutical Firm