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Reverse Trick or Treating: Make Halloween Both Fun and Charitable

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photo credit: vmiramontes via photopin cc

A while back I learned about this great concept: reverse trick or treating. It is perfect for a company event.

Here is the jist.

Rather than getting this Halloween, try giving back.

It is that easy.

Every local food bank and struggling for food to feed families during the winter months. Making a real difference like this can really boost your sense of self-worth and your daily motivation. Here is an easy way to make reverse trick or treating work for you and your business.

  1. Talk to your employees and your clients. Spread the word about what you want to do. Let them know that for Halloween you want to collect and deliver food to your local food bank. If you want to establish a goal to reach, go ahead. Send emails to everyone describing your Halloween plan.
  2. Pick up food. On the days leading up to Halloween pick up food from your local clients and your employees. Have collection bins in your break room. If you have local clients this is a great way to talk to them face to face. For added flair, dress up in a costume while you gather the donations.
  3. Deliver food. On Halloween, ask your employees to volunteer and dress up for the day to deliver the food. Your Halloween cheer will brighten the day of the volunteers who work there and they will be so excited to accept the donations.
  4. Offer incentives. After the food is delivered, allow your team to take the afternoon off so they can get home and prepare for trick or treating with their families.

Halloween is a great event that can make everyone feel like a kid again. Go one step further and give your employees and clients a reason to celebrate their accomplishments. Doing good in your community will go a long way to building a great reputation for your company and encourage your employees to be happy in their jobs and loyal to your company.

Do you want to know more fun ways to motivate and engage your employees? I provide one on one management consultations and events for your organization to help everyone get fired up. Contact me today!

Happy Halloween

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