This month marks the beginning our fall United Way Fundraising Campaign, and The Peak hosts special events that include both staff and members alike. Peak members and staff have raised over $700 by flipping and eating pancakes so far, and have also collected over 200 lbs. of Halloween candy for the Children’s Museum’s events. These efforts are a Peak tradition, similar to what many businesses do to support their communities. Not only does the community benefit, but the employees who donate their time or resources can personally benefit.
A 2013 UnitedHealth Group study found that volunteering makes employees feel better physically, emotionally and mentally. 76% of participants said that volunteering made them feel healthier and 94% said that volunteering improved their mood.
It’s the warm, fuzzy feeling of the holiday season, the season of giving and gratitude. and it doesn’t have to be limited to just the holidays. Creating a ‘culture of caring’ in your workplace can spread efforts throughout the year, and periodic events can create and strengthen bonds within the group. Find out where your groups interests lie, and start a tradition that leaves people feeling connected to their co-workers and their community. When people come together to ‘give back’, it’s a win-win.
“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
Audra Bergman, Worksite Wellness Specialist, CWWPM,
Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT200
Peak Health & Wellness Center