I recently attended a luncheon for Impact NW. One of the speakers shared an inspiring story of how a small group of employees decided to do something to benefit our immense homeless population here in Portland, OR.
They created Impact Kits, a simple and easy way to directly help those with immediate needs. Assemble basic necessities into a bag, hand them out. Pretty simple, right?
And then she started talking about the unexpected benefits of employees from diverse departments and job functions coming together to work on this project as a team. Boosting morale, diminishing tensions and providing perspective for a larger cause in the community.
Recruiter brain ah-ha moment! I’m not saying we should set aside altruistic motives for selfish ambitions but there’s certainly some benefit when a diverse group of employees work together for the greater good. Maybe your community is faced with a similar problem. Or maybe you want to create a new project that’s specific to your city. Either way, I hope this inspires you to assemble your own team in your home community.
Create your own Impact Kits
What to include:
Toothbrush & toothpaste
Portable, easy open food
Gather the items in a reusable, water-resistant bag. Store finished kits in your car or office to hand out as needed.
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