Jon Huxtable knows the needs of his clients and how to provide value to them. Free food, clothes, furniture: everything and anything that he provides through his agency has to be free. A seemingly impossible task, this man has been exceeding the expectations of his vulnerable and marginalized clients from all backgrounds for more than 12 years.
In order to provide everything at no cost to his clients, he works 7 days a week, gathering donated goods and services, with the assistance of his team of volunteers. His cell phone rings 24/7 with urgent requests for help. But there is a big price tag attached to this business: his time. Even though all goods and services are donated, there are fixed operational expenses which make it challenging for his small agency to sustain itself. In order to cover his overhead, Jon starts every day at 3:00 am delivering newspapers near his home.
Arriving at a local grocery store at 7:00 am to collect food, he fills his van with boxes of bread and sweets for a street outreach program that he runs on Wednesdays and Sundays. He then comes back to his church/warehouse to unload, and it’s off to another location to collect more food which he distributes to other agencies. Jon’s business is compassion.
Even with government-assisted agencies that help people in need, there are always people who fall between the cracks, and face desperate situations daily. This is Jon’s preferred clientele, and he ensures that they are treated with dignity and kindness.