In August 2012, 6 team managers from the Cortal Consors Germany Sales Department and their director got involved in a good cause for the second year in a row. Together, they refurbished the “Children’s Island” in a multi-generational house in Schweinau, near Nuremberg, Germany.
Multi-generational houses are public structures across the country that act as community drop-in centers, where people of all ages can meet and exchange.
The team from Cortal Consors had already supported the same multi-generational house the year before. They were overwhelmed by the extent of positive feedback and gratitude coming from children and supervisors of the institution, and were more than willing to help out again.
The Children’s Island is a facility offering activities and lessons for kids aged between 1- and 4-years old. For €2 per hour, children can be cared for up to 15 hours a week. As there are about 11 children who run around daily in the Children’s Island, it has become quite shabby over the years. Toys needed to be properly cleaned; walls needed to be repainted.
In spite of the heat and thanks to well-synchronized teamwork, the yellow on the walls turned bright orange, and the grey colors went back to being snow white. In addition, all the toys were taken off the shelves and cleaned –from Lego bricks, puzzles and books to cars, plastic phones and balls.
Although the time available was limited given the amount of work, the team reached its goal. They were happy to perform visible act, with real value to the children and the multi-generational house as a whole.