The people behind Just Cabinets aim to provide customers with something they value. Beyond quality products and service, that also means giving back to our communities through an ongoing initiative we call “Just Cause.”
At each of our 11 store locations, Just Cabinets employees have identified people and organizations that they want to help. From charity partnerships to philanthropic events, disease research to disaster relief, our team members devote their energy and time (including vacation hours) to making a real difference.
One of our earliest organized efforts raised funds for American Red Cross in response to the 9/11 disaster. We continued the momentum on a store-by-store basis with winter coat drives, holiday dinner donations and a fundraiser for recovery efforts surrounding the 2004 South Asian tsunami.
In 2007, we formalized the concept by creating the Just Cause Charitable Fund. In that year, Habitat for Humanity became our first official charity partner. A cabinet-related promotion just eight weeks in duration resulted in donations of more than $33,000 to our local Habitat chapters.
Since then, our employees, customers and vendors have joined together to support a wide variety of worthy causes, including:
- Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation http://www.alexslemonade.org/
- Make-A-Wish Foundation http://wish.org/
- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital http://www.stjude.org/
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure http://ww5.komen.org/
- Susquehanna Service Dogs http://www.keystonehumanservices.org/susquehanna-service-dogs/default.php
We wrapped up our Just Cause campaign in 2011 with a donation of $31,585 that will help Susquehanna Service Dogs raise, train and place service dogs with people who have disabilities so they can lead a more independent life. Pamela Foreman, Director of SSD, sent a thank you note that said, "I wanted to make sure I expressed my personal thanks to you for being such a great support to what we do here at SSD. I'm not sure I can adequately express our graditude for your interest, your pasion for our work, the exposure we got through your campaign, and the monetary contribution which helps us so very much in maintaining operations. A genuine and heartfelt THANKS." The money that we raised in the stores, combined with money raised at Barnstormers games, "selfies" in the stores and raffles, allows SSD to train dogs that will open doors for a person in a wheelchair, assist a person with limited mobility get dressed everyday, alert a person with a hearing disability to a ringing phone, interrupt anxiety for a veteran with PTSD, or provide deep pressure to calm a child with Autism, among countless other supportive tasks. Thank you to all who helped us make a difference in our community through supporting our campaign with SSD in 2011!