Donate office items
If you have extra office supplies or other items lying, you can ask everyone to collect their items and offer to donate them. It’s easiest if you organize transportation to drop them at a local drop box location or a local charity.
Center office gift-giving around charities
During the holidays, instead of doing a white elephant or another kind of gift-giving exchange you could also offer to donate funds to a well-known cause or charity instead. For instance, doing a group donation for Planned Parenthood or something that’s possibly related to your organization’s industry could unite people behind a singular cause around the holidays. Bonus: Try to coordinate it with Giving Tuesday for some extra donation.
Host an event for a cause
If your organization often puts on events or has regular in-office parties, you can host one where all proceeds go to a specific cause. Similar to gift-giving centered around a cause, you can pick a specific charity that’s related to your organization’s industry or something that it seems everyone is united behind.
Host an office-wide run or cycling event
If you haven’t seen The Office episode where they run for a charity (one that doesn’t happen to exist, but that’s beside the point), you can pull inspiration from that. You can find a cause that everyone is interested in and have everyone run or bike a specific distance and raise donations in the process.
Craft for charity
Another thing that can connect everyone in the office is a crafting contest where all items created are donated. It gets people feeling creative but is done for a great cause. Make sure you donate everything, though, because otherwise you’ll end up with too much clutter in your office.
Help for animals
Who doesn’t love animals? You can organize an outing to a local animal shelter where everyone can play with dogs, cat, and other rescued animals and help these furry friends.