The idea of creating a web page to show the work that we do to give back seemed a little audacious and a bit too, “Hey look at us, aren’t we great” but I think its important that people know what really makes me (and this business) tick. I also want to give everyone the opportunity to join us in our projects. I am a Christian and that world view does play a great deal into who I am and what I do and how I run my business. That being said, I do not see this website (nor this business) as a platform for me to preach my world view, nor do I want to force it on anyone else, I simply share so you know where I am coming from. If you want to know more, simply ask; everyone has their own unique perspective on life and thats part of the fun of diversity. Additionally.. I believe that it is important to give back, not when it is convenient, but when you are called to; not when it feels good, but when it is needed. – Dave Bigler
The following are things that we do as a business to give back:
- 12% to charity. For every dollar of profit that we collect, we give 12% back.
- Donated Time. We have donated nearly 1,490 hours to support local causes around the capital district.
- Missions Work. We volunteer our services to help benefit local and international missions organizations. In 2015 we traveled to Guatemala, in 2016 we traveled to Haiti and in 2017 we will be traveling back to both Guatemala and Haiti.
Profits Given to Charity
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
~ Winston Churchill
Hours Donated in Local Service
“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.” ~ Zig Ziglar
Double H Ranch – On Going…
Double H Ranch is one of our favorite places on earth. This amazing camp is devoted to giving children dealing with life-threatening illnesses the joy of simply being a kid again! No longer are they “different,” or “special needs;” at Double H a kid can be a kid! Bonus, there is no fee to the camper nor their family to come to Double H Ranch. If you have never been, you really need to check out this amazing place. Word of warning (your first visit to the camp you will realize how much you personally take for granted and how precious the small smiles and laughs in life really are worth! For more visit: http://www.doublehranch.org/
Port-au-Prince, Haiti – 2017
Port au Prince Haiti
“He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose” ~ Jim Elliot
In the March of 2017 Dave and his wife Cilicia joined a medical missions group headed to Port au Prince Haiti. While in Haiti this amazing group of 20 people from the capital district provided free medical care to over 800 people, at 5 medical clinics in 4 days! It was amazing to see God moving and to see how amazing the people of Haiti are.
Guatemala City, Guatemala – 2017
Guatemala City, Guatemala
“No one has ever become poor by giving.” ~ Anne Frank
In February of 2017 Bigler team member Juan Soler joined a group headed to Guatemala City to create a promotional video for Cross Culture Jesus.
Port-au-Prince, Haiti – 2016
Port au Prince Haiti
“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
In the winter of 2016 Dave joined a missions group headed to Port au Prince Haiti. The purpose of the trip was support to several Haitian ministry partners including Fishers of Men Haiti and His Home For Children. Dave was brought on the trip to document both photo and video on behalf of Grace Fellowship Church who organized the trip. To see the full gallery of photos on facebook: goo.gl/Jzpazf
San Andres, Peten, Guatemala – 2015
“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”
~ Albert Einstein
In the winter of 2015 Dave joined a group providing support to a school in the Peten jungle region of Guatemala. The school is run by a Christian organization Hearts in Action. Dave was brought on the trip to capture photos and to create several promotional videos supporting Grace Fellowship Church’s missions program. View all the photos from this trip on facebook: https://goo.gl/cTWPSC