At CablesAndKits we strive to make an impact on the community any way we can.
Throughout our 20 years in business, giving back to individuals and organizations in
our community has stood true in defining who we are today.
Who are we giving to?
To celebrate 20 years and to further our giving efforts, we've invited each member of our team to advance our giving efforts
and provide us with an organization they are passionate about to donate $200 to. Enjoy some of their stories below.
Over this past year, drug and alcohol overdose deaths grew over 30% in the US - and those are just the ones we know about. The pandemic, current financial situation, and day-to-day stresses have made it easier for people to fall into the trap and lies of addiction.
It is so important to be able to help and support organizations like Navigate Recovery that focuses on not only helping the individual but the families affected by addiction through strong community support.
Having a family member with special needs has given me a soft spot in my heart for all individuals with special needs. I’m very aware of how often they can be overlooked and excluded from many of the experiences and opportunities that a lot of us take for granted. They deserve to be treated with dignity and given opportunities! That’s why I love ESP! They are advocates for those individuals and families, they create a sense of community and belonging, and they create transformational experiences and provide opportunities that wouldn’t otherwise exist!EXTRA SPECIAL PEOPLE
Customer Experience Manager
The ability to financially afford to attend a college institution of your choice debt free is a dream of many. Thankfully, through many scholarships and family, this dream was a reality for me. I am giving to this organization as it is one that focuses on minorities like myself here in Gwinnett county and provides financial support by way of college scholarships.Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
I have chosen to give my CK team donation to Indianapolis Colts Foundation. I am not an active member of any organization/foundation here in the Philippines, but I am happy to support this foundation. My sister-in-law is living in the US and she is also supporting this foundation. She's been living there for a long time and I understand that this is important to her. It is hard to live far away from her family and this foundation/organization helps her a lot.Indianapolis Colts Foundation
I have chosen to give my CK team donation to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. This is an amazing Hospital that I’m pretty sure saved the life of my daughter. They have a wonderful staff from receptionists, food services, to doctors and nurses. They are consistently ranked among the top children’s hospitals and provide lifesaving medical programs that have helped treat kids with complex childhood illnesses from all around the world.Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
With the Season of giving nearing, I wanted to provide my company-sponsored donation to a local family of a deputy who was shot and killed in November. Deputy Nicole Marshall was shot on 11/5 at a residence after receiving a phone call about a domestic dispute. Three days later she ultimately lost her life in sacrifice of serving her community. Nicole was a mother and friend to many in the community and to see the support around her was truly unbelievable. Deputy Marshall's body was brought to a local church in a horse-drawn carriage through a 16-mile procession throughout the county in her honor. Residents and other regional law enforcement agencies lined the streets to honor her life and to give her a proper sendoff. My heart goes out to her family so I just want to show support for her and others that put their life on the line, every day for us. A benefit has been set up at the Northeast Georgia Bank, 1775 Old Pendergrass Road, Jefferson, Georgia. Donations can be made at any Northeast Georgia Bank.Deputy Lena Nicole Marshall Benefit Fund
Thomas loves youth and is working hard to grow the FCA presence in our county. Getting & keeping youth involved is no small feat yet he has been able to do itHabersham FCA
Supply Chain Manager
I have chosen to give my CK team donation to iServe Ministries. I go to church with the founders and believe in what they do. They are some of the most selfless people I know and would love to help their organization.iServe Ministries
I wanted to give to this organization as sports is one of those things that shaped me and helped me become who I am today. This organization help children across the globe who face hardship and challenges. For me, sports always taught me how to break boundaries and instill positive values in my life and taught me many important life lessons. One quote as reigned true to me throughout playing soccer, "I learned all about life with a ball at my feet" and I hope more people can experience something similar to as I did.Right To Play
I volunteer weekly here and believe in what they do and how they do it. They rescue senior dogs that have been abandoned by their owners and give them a forever home at their senior dog sanctuary, saving them from a near certain death sentence at animal control. Most are 13+ and have health issues. The dogs live out the time they have left in doggie luxury:) FAAP believes that dogs, like people, need a “purpose” so they do community visits to nearby schools, assisted living facilities, and adult day care centers.Frankie and Andy’s Place
I have chosen to give my CK team donation to Feed the Children. As we continue to fight for our children during the pandemic there are a lot of families who need support. Our kids should always come first and we all need to do a little extra to make sure everyone gets a meal.Feed The Children
Every Sunday my wife and I go to Kroger at Flowery Branch to grocery shop. I have see this van parked there that says 'Just People' on the side. I have always wanted to know what they are about. As I look at what they do it hits home for me. They help those with disabilities live independently, and grow with their disability. As I live with a learning disability, and have struggled through my life, it is good to see others wanting to help those less fortunate do the same.Just People
Caritas Manila is a religious organization that aims to alleviate poverty through access to education to the poor but deserving youths, and disaster recovery and rehabilitation to communities in need in the Philippines.Caritas Manila
Siargao is one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines. It is known as the "Surfing Capital of the Philippines" and is also on my bucket list. Locals live a very simple life in this island. It breaks my heart to hear that almost 95% of all homes and structures were completely destroyed by the Typhoon just a few days before Christmas.Fellow Filipinos who were affected by Typhoon Odette (Rai)
Pugs have always been near and dear to my wife and my heart. We have a 12 year old pug named Cooper. I understand the costs of having a pug and know the amount of work that goes into pugs. The Pug Queen is one of the top rescuers in the world if I am not mistaking and she helps save and find furever homes for them. The organization saves them from meat markets in other countries, neglect and abuse. If you have ever spent any time with a pug, between the head tilts, funny sounds and always loving personalities, you will understand why I feel it is important to help the people that help them.The Pug Queen
I've been sponsoring a child with them for about 10 years now and love what they do.Compassion
Our Giving Goal
We have a goal to give $20,000 to celebrate our 20 years of business. This goal would not be possible without the support from our customers. We hope that you know that your purchases are instrumental in allowing us to give back to the community.
CablesAndKits would not be what it is today without the influence of our former HR Manager, Susan. She brought joy and excitement to our company culture and helped set us up for success in the future by implementing things like personality testing into our hiring and a team building process.
From the time we met and hired Susan, we knew she had a passion for addiction recovery ministry. We witnessed firsthand her passion and desire to help others, and we encouraged her to take the leap to start an organization that would bring her vision to transform the way addiction recovery was done to life. She and her husband, Farley, did just that and have had great success in our community. They founded Navigate Recovery and later Lightway Recovery for Women.
CK has given to Navigate Recovery and adopted rooms at Lightway Recovery in the past. We are thrilled to be able to include both organizations in our $20k for 20 years giving campaign this year!
Path United works with community leaders, churches and local schools to transform mobile home communities through showing children God's love while building positive relationships and empowering them socially and emotionally. We are very interested in what they do, because Craig was raised by a single mom in a mobile home park. He quit school at age 15 and started working full time … and now he's our CEO! Having built several successful businesses and lived a life amazing experiences, I know his story will be inspiring to children growing up as he did. We are excited that we'll be able to see one of the local programs in action in January.
Why We Give
The call that we feel to give comes from out faith and also our mission as an organization. We believe in ministry through business. We are driven by the idea of furthering the mission that we're passionate about through the resources entrusted to us.