Our holiday game show made giving back an opportunity for creative teamwork.January 11, 2022
Community support is an essential component of the AlphaGroup culture. And our holiday game show competition was a creative way to raise awareness and funds for local organizations. This company-wide charity endeavor brought cheer to our virtual workforce, who raised more than $1,000 for the Food Closet at The Church of the Good Samaritan in Paoli, PA.
The games began with an online trivia game using the platform Kahoot. AlphaGroup team members played to represent various organizations, including Doctors without Borders, City Harvest, Feeding America, Nature Conservancy, Paws Control, Planned Parenthood, ProjectHOME, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, and individuals’ local food pantries. Those with the highest scores made it to round two of the charity competition.
The second leg of our holiday charity event was a drawing competition. Each contestant was challenged to compose a picture of AlphaGroup Partner, Ed Shifflett, eating cake—a running joke for the company employees who know this to be Ed’s favorite food. This round required a certain level of artistic genius that Medical Editor Frederick Feldman brilliantly executed
Our last challenge was a holiday-themed scavenger hunt. Participants were given a list of items to find and photograph, and the individual who unveiled the most images won the competition. Ultimately, Frederick Feldman won the overall charity competition, and his designated organization was awarded the game purse.
Frederick played for the Food Closet Ministry at the Church of the Good Samaritan in Paoli, PA, which provides food assistance in a pastoral setting. The church’s Food Closet helps people feed their minds, bodies, and spirit.
What we learned throughout the games is that giving back requires a team. The sum of our efforts was much more significant than one answer or participant. Together, we built awareness for the missions of multiple organizations and realized the importance of charitable giving throughout the year.
AlphaGroup is a team of PhD scientists, MDs, PharmDs, nurses, designers, and communications and innovation experts. Our collective genius delivers the highest-quality scientific, medical affairs, and outcomes communication services anywhere in the world. The company thrives on three pillars of success—Precision, Integrity, and Passion. Our goal is to cultivate a culture of quality, caring, cutting-edge thinking, and service across a team, reinventing the medical and scientific communications industry standard globally.