It is said that it is better to give than receive. There is something inherently good about helping out a fellow human being in times of need. For us, helping is in our nature as we are doing it all day long. Helping our amazing clients and awesome candidates connect in a way that brings a real synergy and purpose to their mutual goals. Amazingly, we get PAID for doing this. Our company makes a PROFIT doing this. And, our company can now SHARE THE LOVE by giving back .
Paying it Forward…and Saying Thank You
For every candidate that we place, we provide the option to select a charity of their choice to be given a donation in their name. This comes from our profit – but would not have been possible without them. This is our way of saying a big THANK YOU for being letting us be a part of your life efforts.
Some of the organizations that we have given to so far this year are noted below. We hope to triple our giving in 2015.
Sponsoring children in need is breaking the cycle of poverty
Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.
Founded by the Rev. Everett Swanson in 1952, Compassion began providing Korean War orphans with food, shelter, education and health care, as well as Christian training.
Today, Compassion helps more than 1.3 million children in 26 countries.
A passion for children
Interested in our guiding principles and why we are so passionate about caring for children?
Belize, Central America
The call to ministry came when a mission team member traveled to Belize in 1999 and was overwhelmed at the multitudes of illiterate adults struggling to feed, clothe and shelter their children. As Bibles were distributed among the villagers, so many of them could not even begin to read the first page. We can hand out thousands of Bibles but they are of no use if they cannot be read and studied.
Hearts of Christ Children’s Ministry is presently working with 800 sponsored children that are attending schools in Belize. Sponsors from the United States are supporting these children through the $225 yearly sponsorship that provides textbooks, school supplies, backpacks, new school uniforms, tuitions and other school fees for each child. In addition, over 1,000 more children will come to the mission house seeking help so they too can attend school.
This one is near and dear to our heart…trips from our personal visit to Roaring Creek Village to help build a home and feed local families.
Taking the Light of Christ into the Dark World of Orphans
Our Vision: Taking the light of Christ into the dark world of orphans
Our Mission: Creating and distributing Animated Discipleship Curriculum need specific to the issues of orphans and foster children.
We believe that the church is God’s answer for the orphan crisis in the world today. God has called His people to care for, evangelize, disciple and adopt these wounded children. Orbie for Orphans seeks to serve churches, missionaries, and orphan relief organizations around the world by putting this desperately needed tool into their hands. As the curriculum is translated into multiple languages, we’re excited about the opportunity to reach the most broken of all with the most powerful tool of all, the Word of God.
Givens Estates – Asheville, North Carolina
Givens Estates is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located on a 215-acre campus in Asheville, North Carolina.
Compassionate care is a vital part of Givens’ ministries as demonstrated through its internal charitable care and external community benefit, which exceeds 5% of annual revenues. Givens has a long-standing history of ministry to residents with financial limitations. One (1) out of four (4) of its residents receives financial assistance. This includes residents in the HUD subsidized and tax credit apartments on the Asheville and Waynesville campuses, and Medicaid residents in the health center.
Givens has embarked on ministries which benefit people beyond its resident communities. It is estimated that well over four thousand (4,000) people in the region are impacted annually through outreach efforts and partnerships with congregations and other non-profit organizations.To strengthen the commitment to the region, LifeMinistries Outreach, LLC was established in 1998 to help congregations and communities become more aware of underserved populations and wellness needs within their congregations, schools and communities. LifeMinistries provides guidance in developing and implementing programs that specifically address those needs.
Our Contribution: The Staff Assistance Ministry
Periodically Givens will assist employees with emergencies or other significant financial burdens. Disbursement is at Givens’ discretion, and gifts may not be earmarked for specific employees. These funds have been used in the past for several reasons, including rent assistance, car repairs, gas assistance, heating assistance, and family crises (accidents, long hospital stays, etc.). BigFish is proud of it’s partnership with Given’s Estates.
Fetch A Friend Rescue
Fetch A Friend Rescue was started April 2015. Owner Jamie Hughes has been in love with dogs since she received her first one 25 years ago at age 6. In 2005 Jamie started volunteering at the local animal shelter and began to spend every day of the week there working with the dogs and running their website.
In 2011, she and a friend saw the need for more facilities for dogs in need of homes and they began 2nd Chance Dog Rescue. From March 2011-December 2014 they rescued and placed over 750 dogs in their forever homes. Rescue and caring for dogs are Jamie’s passion and she can’t imagine not being able to work with them on a daily basis. With the support of her family and friends Jamie has chosen to pursue her dream on her own and open a new boarding facility in Seneca Falls, NY.
Opening Fall 2015, Phoebe’s K9 Resort will offer dog and cat boarding, doggy daycare, and grooming. It will also be home to Fetch A Friend Rescue. Jamie is grateful to her family, friends, and supporters who have been there throughout the whole process.
Jamie lives in Seneca Falls with her 4 dogs, Bailey, Abby, Tucker & Phoebe, and her cat Lola.
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. On that date, America watched in horror as approximately 3,000 people died including hundreds of firefighters and rescue workers. Many warriors note a sense of duty to volunteer for the military following these tragic events.
Sept. 11 also served as a stimulus for Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn. Operation Iraqi Freedom refers to military operations in Iraq that began March 19, 2003 and officially ended August 31, 2010. Operation Enduring Freedom refers to combat operations in Afghanistan and other regions in support of the Global War on Terror. Operation New Dawn refers to the conclusion of operations in Iraq beginning September 1, 2010 and ending December 15, 2011.
For WWP, there is a distinct difference between members and alumni; the term alumni indicates a mutual shared experience and denotes your place in an organization was earned. There are no dues here – those were paid by wearing the uniform and on the battlefield.
SURVIVING THE BATTLEFIELD
With advancements in battlefield medicine and body armor, an unprecedented percentage of service members are surviving severe wounds or injuries. For every US soldier killed in World Wars I and II, there were 1.7 soldiers wounded. In Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, for every US soldier killed, seven are wounded. Combined, over 48,000 servicemen and women have been physically injured in the recent military conflicts.
In addition to the physical wounds, it is estimated as many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds of war including combat-related stress, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Another 320,000 are believed to have experienced a traumatic brain injury while on deployment.6,855DEATHS52,352WOUNDED320,000estimated TBIs400,000estimated with PTSD
*numbers compiled as of August 1, 2015
Boy Scouts of America – Camp Daniel Boone Council
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
For more than a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.