INDIANAPOLIS, IN (Oct. 23, 2014) — The RCI Indianapolis office wanted to do something different for teambuilding this year. Its Human Resources team set out to plan an event that would have an impact on the local community. To do so, they organized a massive group volunteer event at Camp Riley in Bradford Woods, a 2,500-acre outdoor recreational facility in Martinsville, Indiana.
Camp Riley, run by the Riley Children’s Foundation, provides a transformative camp experience to youths (ages 8 to 18) with physical disabilities. It is Indiana’s only summer residential camp with 24-hour onsite medical staff, supported by Riley Hospital, in a universally accessible environment. Campers experience a variety of activities from horseback riding and swimming to conquering the high ropes course.
More than 100 associates dedicated two business days updating cabins at the camp site. Their work included trimming brush, cleaning windows, clearing debris, and painting interior and exterior features.
RCI offers all associates a paid work day – referred to as a Wish Day – to spend volunteering for local organizations, which is one of the many benefits that have continuously propelled RCI to the top of lists for best workplaces in Indianapolis.
“The days we spent at Camp Riley were a great way for RCI® associates to give back to the communities we live in and take advantage of our annual Wish Days,” said Leigh Dillon, human resources specialist at RCI, who helped coordinate the event. “We are proud of the work we were able to accomplish over the course of two days, and we had a great time working as a team to make it happen.”
In addition to giving time, RCI also presented the camp with a check for $20,000 USD, which will provide sponsorships for local children to be able to attend Camp Riley for a meaningful and impactful week next year.
“Riley Children’s Foundation would like to thank RCI for their generous gift to help fund camperships in Summer 2015,” said Alane Helmer, corporate gift officer for the foundation. “This gift allows children to attend Camp Riley at little to no cost to them. Camp Riley graduates utilize these life-changing experiences and new self-confidence as active, contributing members of their communities.”
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