Organize IMPACT Day activities for 140 Prologis employees in Amsterdam within four weeks

> Ensure a central kick-off location and 17 different volunteering projects within cycling distance in Amsterdam Noord
> Wide ranging selection of volunteer projects: practical jobs at petting farm het Dierendok, creating a vegetable garden at a care home for mentally disabled people, rejuvenating a children’s playground, helping vulnerable people out with gardening activities in Tuindorp Oostzaan
> Facilitate lunch and a borrel to wrap up a successful day all together

When Prologis reached out to us in April, asking for help in organizing their Amsterdam IMPACT Day activities, we had exactly four weeks to turn their 10th annual corporate day of volunteering into one to remember. Their request: set up one day in Amsterdam Noord, for 140 employees who where to be divided into small groups with a choice of different volunteer projects at cycling distance. Short time-frame to organize, but feasible. Challenge accepted! Time to grab a city map, a list of all our project partners and start putting our heads together to work out a project plan. One week before the event everything was set in stone (little did we know back then that two of our volunteering partners would have to cancel last minute, but with some additional sweat and tears we still got the job done :-)).  
Friday, 13th May, 09:00. After a joint kick-off with coffee, tea and cake, the time had come to put smiles on the faces of fellow Amsterdammers. Prologis employees divided themselves across the different volunteer projects and set off to make a positive impact. Throughout the day, colourful pictures of hardworking hands, first achievements and plenty of smiles flood in through whatsapp. Team work makes the dream work, is how the saying goes and that’s exactly what happened as Prologis’ employees set about:
– Making a public children’s playground shine again by repainting, re-sanding and relandscaping it
– Building a welcome kiosk at a petting farm
– Clearing, tending and summer-proofing the gardens of vulnerable people
– Surprising residents at a mentally disabled centre with delicious pancakes
– Helping with craft therapy sessions with mentally disabled people
– Transforming a wilderness into a beautiful picking and experience garden at the disabled centre

Thanks a lot Prologis for all your hard efforts and making this Impact Day a day to remember!