by Positive Adventures Thu Sep 26 2013

Corporate Social Responsibility is catching on! Many of our corporate programs involve some form of giving back to a local non-profit. Not only do we focus on building teams, but also building communities. Some of our partners have been giving back for years, and Unum has surely taken on the task of building up their surrounding communities.

Trailer Mural Painting

This started back in April, with a service project at Doheny State Beach where attendees of a Sales Conference rolled up their sleeves and got down to work planting trees and flowers, removing invasive plants, and restoring Interpretive Shelters and Palapas. After this project, the group prepared a large collection of items to donate to Operation Amped: a non-profit organization that supports wounded servicemen and women. The group put together care packages, decorated surfboards, assembled beach-access wheelchairs, and applied decals to trailers that would transport this incredible donation!

Build a Beach Wheelchair

It was clear that the day was all about giving back when many Unum staff did not want to write Unum on the surfboards, because these boards were for the soldiers and not about where they came from.

The generosity continued just a few months later with Unum UK conference in San Francisco. Unum UK competed in an Amazing Race CSR Program where participants raced around the scenic Fisherman’s Wharf Area of San Francisco.  In this program,  teams not only had fun and learned valuable communication and leadership tools, but teams also competed to earn items donated to a local charity.  At each challenge, teams picked up items that were put into care packages donated to Larkin Youth Services, a local charity that helps keep homeless youth off the street and provides them with the programs, tools and resources to become self-sufficient adults.

Unum stepped up again at Lake Tahoe with a Survivor team building program that included: sleeping bags, backpacks, tents, art supplies, skateboards, x-box controllers and many more items donated to two local Tahoe non-profits.

Next, was their Seattle program! They participated in our famous Amazing Race program which included a team photo hunt at famous Seattle locations such as:

1.) Pictures of Teammates sticking gum to the famous gum wall

2.) Picture of Teammates with Famous Fish in hand at Pike’s Place Fishery

3.) Picture of Teammates in front of First Starbucks

4.) Picture of teams in front of Breechers Cheese

5.) Team photo on the PP Hill Climb

6.) Team photo on the Harbor Steps

At each location, they received a charity item to put into backpacks and donated to Housing Hope, a WA non profit offering supportive services to homeless and low-income families.

Where will they be next?!

Thank you, Unum! We look forward to designing your next give back program!


3 Responses to Unum Knocks CSR Out of the Park!

  1. Opal Daly September 30, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

    Go Unum! Love to hear about corporations spreading good.

  2. Kyleigh Gray October 8, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    Housing Hope was so impressed by the generosity of Unum! The items donated by Unum that day have made such an impact on the families we serve at Housing Hope and Tomorrow’s Hope Child Development Center. Congratulations to Unum for setting such a positive example to other companies by leading the way and making Corporate Social Responsibility a priority. A huge thank you for your support– as well as the support of Positive Adventures! What a great experience.

    • admin October 23, 2013 at 7:27 pm #

      Thank you, Kyleigh! It was so great working with your team and facilitating such an incredible donation. We hope to work with your organization again soon 🙂

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