On July 27th in Orlando, 200 individuals from Vertical Bridge, a communications company, built 75 Little Free Library kits for a company-wide philanthropic event. See a bit of the elbow-grease being put to work below:
Once the teams were done assembling their Two Story Shed Green Kits, each had the chance to add their own personal flair, either by painting with stencils or simply free-hand.
At the end of the event, the 75 Libraries (with a post and $100 worth of books to accompany each one) were donated to Heart of Florida United Way, who identified new stewards in Orlando to pick up the Libraries and posts immediately after the event. We are thrilled that, with the help of United Way, Vertical Bridge’s charitable efforts will increase book access in Orlando and be felt in the community for years to come. Vertical Bridge also generously gave Little Free Library a donation of $5,000.
After the event, Lourdes Delfin, the event organizer for Vertical Bridge, said “constructing the libraries was one of the best team-building events Vertical Bridge has done. Each one of our employees was excited, engaged and proud to be there. We couldn’t have asked for a better outcome from our partnership with Little Free Library.”
Do you think it’s daunting to build your own Little Free Library? It’s not! Watch this video to see how easy it assemble your own Library Free Library kit. If you’re interested in bringing this type of corporate event with community impact to your company, visit: littlefreelibrary.org/organizational-giving.