The cornerstone of all GOODWorks activity and decision making is based upon our belief that we are called to a relationship with God through a life of faith and “good works”. For our family, this is realized through service to others. As a family partnership, we believe that our true character is the sum of our core beliefs and habits; therefore, we have the ability to choose our individual and corporate character and practice those values that reflect them both in our private lives and our vocation.
However, GOODWorks RECYCLE is, indeed, a business intended to prosper and grow by the persistent and diligent utilization our gifts and talents. The most important attribute of our service will be our ability to encourage the community’s innate desire to contribute purposefully. And to do so with keen respect to the individual needs of each household.
Uniquely, our business is an enterprise that performs a subscription service of which most municipalities offer free as a “public service”. We are only in business as long as we are mutually valued by the municipality and residents alike. A sudden disruption of service, less than excellent work, a rude comment could easily end the life this enterprise.
That being stated: We often equate the ethics and principals of GOODWorks RECYCLE to those found on a small family farm. As on a farm, individual roles and responsibilities are necessary for the successful planting, nurturing and harvesting of the crop. Neglect of these principals would undoubtedly produce instant failure.
This analogy has enabled us to understand and respond to what we ought to do in a simplistic light. Individual responsibility and accountability to this partnership is easy to teach and the resulting consequences easy to understand. We know that the tasks found on a farm are part of a proactive and congruent, yet persistent effort to bring about a desired and significant result.