Eagle Eye Gives
Here at Eagle Eye, we have what we like to call the “Circle of Service”. Three components make up this circle: Our Staff, Our Customers, and Our Community. We believe very strongly that people matter most. We seek to glorify God in every aspect of this circle and in everything we do. Our ultimate objective is to make an impact on this world by the way we do business. We desire to be different, set apart.
Our staff plays a huge role in the success of this objective. The work atmosphere at Eagle Eye is quite unique from other companies. It is relaxed and fun, yet thoroughly productive. We strongly believe in taking time to invest and pour into our staff. Each staff member is extremely valuable to our team and we appreciate each of them so much. Every morning, we begin the day with a company-wide devotion and prayer led by a different staff member each day. This time is used to commit each day to the Lord. We do not want any area of our business to remain untouched from our Christian values.
Our customers are another vital piece of our Circle of Service. The heartbeat behind our company is servanthood and we truly desire to have this spill over into the daily routine of work. We strive to have each customer exit our store with pure joy. Staff members should always do their best to maintain the humility required to serve others in the way that Christ has served us. We work to maintain high standards of excellence. While we cannot control our environment, we can control two things: our attitude and our effort. We do expect our company to model Christ’s example in this manner as well. Our ultimate goal in this area is relationships with our customers, rather than just transactions. Our customers mean the world to us and we want them to feel at home when they come to the store.
Lastly, another huge part of our Circle is our community. There are roughly 70,000 people living in Dothan! That is a lot of people to invest in! It is absolutely vital that we do our best to plug in and give back as much as we can. Our company’s motto is “See a need, meet a need”, and one way we do this is through our Volunteer Time Off (VTO) program. This program is designed so that employees are paid per usual, to volunteer in our community. Volunteer hours are added in with employee’s regular schedules. We currently serve with over 20 different organizations throughout our community. VTO is a fantastic way to see the needs in our community, as well as build lasting relationships with people. Another way that we contribute to our community is by giving 2% of our sales each day back into the community - whether that be through VTO needs or through sponsorships of local ministries like Wired Ministries and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).
Our greatest hope and desire is that other businesses will lean in and open their minds to the possibility of having a Volunteer Time Off program or something similar. VTO is such a beneficial program not only to our community but also to our staff. We look forward to growing our VTO program for years to come, and we also anticipate all that God is going to do in our community over time. If you would like to read more about our VTO program and how you can get involved, click here to read about it on our blog.
People are valuable, and it is our job to invest in them.