Remember why we are here?

In an interaction with an employee the other day I asked, “Why are you here?” It seemed like a simple question.  However, the longer she thought about it, I was challenged by the fact that I probably had not done a good job of communicating that to her.

The usual answer is something like “It’s my job” or ” To support my family.” These answers are certainly true, but being in the non-profit thrift business, it should be a better answer.  Right?

Our people are truly apart of something greater.  Feeding meals and building houses are all missions that are by the hands of our teams.  Whether they are picking up donations, processing in the back room, or greeting customers on the sales floor, they all are serving a greater purpose.

The reason PickUpMyDonation.com exists is to play a small part in helping you advance the great work you are doing in your communities. As we enter into a season of Thanksgiving, take this opportunity to remind your team Why they are there. We all seem to work a little harder when we realize we are part of something greater than ourselves.

Thanks for the great work you are doing in your community!

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