Over the last decade, the business world has turned its eye toward making a lasting difference in communities all over the world. Many companies donate not just funds, but time, resources and talent. This makes a positive impression on consumers, and improves a company’s brand perception. Today’s consumers have become more socially conscious and often choose to purchase products from a firm that has strong corporate social responsibility.
With this recent trend, many companies support charities by donating their time, talent, and money. For years, Estes Designs Mailbox and Streetscapes has taken this mindset a step further. Good News Ministries is a mission that provides homeless men in Indianapolis with a place to stay, biblical counseling and resources to find employment and further their education.
Ron Estes, Vice President of Operations for Estes Design and Manufacturing, the parent company for Estes Designs, says, “We saw the opportunity to provide financial support to the ministry, and, at the same time, provide training for men to help them along the path to self-sufficiency.”
Estes Designs and Good News Ministries have a mutually beneficial relationship. Good News Ministries considers itself to be the “working man’s mission” because the organization believes that if a man at the shelter has the ability to work, then he must work. Estes Designs helps by employing men staying at Good News Ministries to assemble mailbox posts. Through this opportunity, the men gain skills and a sense of value. Estes Designs has enjoyed a longstanding partnership with the ministry. Learn more by watching this video about the partnership in action.
“We’ve heard from customers that they choose to work with Estes Designs over other mailbox manufacturers and installers because of the partnership we have with Good News Ministries,” explained Brad Shaffer, Manager of Estes Designs. “If price, quality and other factors are relatively equal between us and one of our competitors, the fact that we have this partnership can be the differentiator. It’s a small way that home owners, builders or property managers can feel like they’re giving back.”
Estes Designs has made a lasting impact on Good News Ministries over the years and will continue to support this life-changing ministry in the future. Estes Designs’ customers can feel an extra sense of happiness knowing that the purchase of their high-quality mailbox supports an important organization in the Indianapolis community and improves the lives of many men. To learn more about how you can also help support Good News Ministries or to purchase a mailbox, call Estes Designs at (317) 899-5556.