This is an important question for you to answer as well…What gets you going in the morning? Hopefully, it’s not money, as it’s been proven to be a poor and short-term motivator! What gets us going is this…each of us daring to make a difference in our world, both in and beyond our immediate sphere of influence.
If our team members were polled (and they were) they would each give different answers. With this in mind, we formed a group within our company called the ‘Giving Team.’ This group is comprised of 5 of our team members who serve on a rotating basis, each with a 2-year term. Their job is to tap into the passions of our Cabinet Joint team. For one person, the ‘Big Why’ might be to eradicate sex trafficking. For another, it may be to support thriving marriages and avoid divorce. For yet another, it may be to prevent the spread of AIDS in developing countries. The Giving Team identifies the individual passions of our team members and then funds their Big Why. How? The owners have committed to pull a fixed and sizable portion of the profits and place them in an account which is managed by this team, not by the owners. The team sets the budget, they pick the individuals and/or organizations to support, and they provide feedback to the rest of the company about how the money is changing lives! And there’s more to it than just money. The members of the Giving Team have organized service days for our team to serve communities together, side-by-side. They have drilled wells in Africa. They mentor teenaged foster kids on a weekly basis. They have equipped youth with back-to-school supplies. They have worked with orphaned babies in Haiti. You see, we believe that truly being passionate about your ‘Big Why’ involves more than just writing a check. It means being actively involved, believing that you can be used to do great things, and then simply stepping out in faith to do them.
Below is a short but growing list of organizations and ministries we support both financially and through ‘hands-on’ service. You’ll also find links to their websites so you can check them out and learn more. If you have an idea for another organization we might support, we’d love to hear about what it means to you personally!