Adaptive regularly organizes a charity event for each office to participate in. Find out how our Berlin, San Diego, and London offices helped their local communities this summer.
SOS-Kinderdorf is a charity organization helping underprivileged children and their families in the local area. The center runs a daily canteen and drop-in playgroup for young families to connect and support each other, and they offer a range of courses for new parents through to older children becoming young adults. Additionally they provide numerous courses for recent refugees, including German language courses for the whole family and assistance in dealing with the paperwork from the government necessary to secure state support.
The Berlin office helped out at a ‘healthy eating’ charity event where children (preschool to teen) and families could learn about how to keep fit and healthy through diet and exercise. Children from the local schools as well as tiny tots with parents came to the center and took part in activities and games around healthy eating and staying active.
Michele showed off his skills in wielding a hot-glue gun at an arts and crafts table. Marek showed the little ones how to dunk a sponge basketball. Doctor Kat was stationed taking blood pressure measurements. Across the hall Mike talked kids through how to store food correctly in the fridge (we all learned something that day!). Finally, Christian ran the outside area where kids played memory games and were able to enjoy nature in the backgarden of the center.
They all thoroughly enjoyed the day spent at Kinderdorf-SOS, and additionally donated the contents of our charity piggy-bank to the center. The funds will be used to buy some more plants and flowers for the garden so the kids have more green space to explore.
Adaptive’s UK team were delighted to work with the local charity, Pepenbury for their charity event!
Based in West Kent, Pepenbury has been providing high quality care and support for people with learning disabilities and complex needs for over 85 years. Pepenbury’s main site, just outside Tunbridge Wells, supports a large community, living in 10 houses, set in 100 acres of beautiful, unspoiled countryside. However, many more people live in residential care or supported accommodation throughout the towns and villages of West Kent.
The Adaptive crew was charged with the project to build a toddler maze for the families of those visiting the site. They put in 42 posts which exceeded their expectations to build the maze!
The Adaptive San Diego office’s charity event was helping with the Boulder Creek project for the San Diego River Foundation. Edmund and Carley worked on building a shed for the volunteers to store resources for future projects. Chris, Kerry, and Aydin assisted in the removal of invasive species and helped nurture recently planted native species. Eventually the area will serve as an outdoor education zone for local school districts.
The goal of the foundation is to create a river-long park system. It will be a unified system of parks, trails and open space with community plazas and educational facilities. Most importantly it will create a sense of pride in San Diegans and create a better understanding of the importance of freshwater sources in future generations to come.
Although the Adaptive employees might have been tired at the end of the day they all found their activities very fulfilling.
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