The Spirit of Giving
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
By Mark S. Reinhart, Award Window Cleaning Services, Inc.
The reward of giving twice with one check is most rewarding for me. Let me explain;
This time of year is special for most of us, and has always been a way to show customers how much we care, and appreciate their loyalty and business. I like to give a gift that is meaningful to our customers and gives back to an organization we purchase the gifts from.
For example, the last few years we hand delivered popcorn towers to our larger customers. The popcorn towers are purchased from the cadets at our local church. The money from the popcorn sales help with funding the cadet’s activities throughout the year. We make sure to let our customers know that we purchased the popcorn from the cadets and they are also helping the young boys that participate in the cadets program from the church.
All our other customers also receive a “Happy Holidays” Card. This year I received a call from a company offering holiday cards that are remakes painted by the Handicapped and Senior Citizens from THASC Sales Co. established in 1997. They employ a unique group of handicapped artists who create art to help rehabilitate themselves. The front covers of the cards are of prints the handicapped artists have created; on the back of the card includes a picture of the artist and an explanation of their disability. The money raised from the cards is then used to help the handicapped and Senior Citizens recover and gain self-respect and pride through their work.
A gift that gives back really fits for the holiday season.
Happy Holidays everyone! May all your windows be streak free, and may you all have a very prosperous 2016.