What good is a successful business if it’s run by greedy hearts and a lack of care for the community? It’s hard to find many businesses today that really care about the community and the problems of the little people. Thankfully, that’s not the case for Aloha Construction. Dave Farbaky, the founder of Aloha Construction, has long been a loving member of his community, and he has translated that over into his business. Giving is second nature for the company.
Along with the formation of the Dave Farbaky Foundation, many children and foundations have seen the helping hand of Dave Farbaky and Aloha Construction through donations and even special events. Dave intended to use his then newly-started foundation as a launching point for many philanthropic events with the main concern being the benefit of others, particularly those in need.
The company considers these philanthropic events and donations to be a part of their social outreach for the local people, and it’s making smiles. In this article, we will consider some of the things they are doing for their communities and why they are important.
Aloha Construction’s Shopping Spree
Dave Farkaby teamed up with Learning Express Toys and other sponsors to put on a wonderful shopping spree for kids in need. The event would essentially be a free 60-second for each kid to grab whatever toys they wanted as fast as they could inside the Learning Express Toys’ store.
The event was initially given to four children who could put the toys to good use in their own homes. They each had just one minute to clear out the shelves of the toy store. So, essentially, the event lasted just four short minutes. Even with such a short amount of time collecting toys, you know that the smiles on these kids faces lasted much longer than 60 seconds.
Dave Farkaby noted in a statement that this initiative was to allow children in need to buy whatever they wanted at the expense of the company, and it seemed like it was a “little achievement… but in reality, it means so much to the kids.”
Obviously, it takes a lot of hard work to get your own company into a financial position that allows you to give back to the community. It’s truly something to be proud of.
At the end of the shopping spree’s one minute of toy grabbing, Dave himself was there at the cash register waiting to congratulate the participants on their new toy collection. After seeing how many families gathered, Dave decided to allow the kids an extra 30 minutes to gather any toys they wanted that they might have missed.
The toy store involved, Learning Express Toys, gave a 40% discount on any toys picked during the event, aiming to teach the children an important lesson in random acts of kindness.
Also involved in the event were local charities like Communities That Care and Omni-Youth Center which helped search for kids who could use some extra toys.
The shopping spree event was full of joy, laughter, fun, and will have a lasting effect on all those involved. Hopefully breeding a giving spirit in everyone who it touched. The event further bonds the Aloha construction company together with its local communities. It’s a proven fact that one good deed spawns another, and that’s what we want to see.
Why Philanthropy is Important
Many people use the words charity and philanthropy interchangeably, whereas some people see philanthropy as a more permanent solution than charity. Charity, while being great, is more short-sighted. Philanthropy, on the other hand, is something you do that teaches goodness. Giving in a way that sets an example, or even sets other people up in some way to help themselves or help others in the future.
Philanthropy involves a true love of mankind. A bond that is being sought to be developed between a group of humans — a community. Philanthropy is improving the situation, the happiness of an individual, to encourage them in their time of need.
When Aloha Construction gives charitably, it is reminded of all the good there is still left to be done in the world and how individual people can benefit from all this good that needs to be accomplished. Only time will tell all the different ways that charitable giving and philanthropy in its smallest parts will be able to affect a community as a whole.
It’s important to follow the example of others in the area of charity and philanthropy so that you are well-practiced when something serious happens you your community like a natural disaster.
More Ways Aloha Construction is Giving
The Shopping spree isn’t going to be a one-time-only type of thing. Dave Farkaby plans to have events like this not just on a yearly, but every other month. Not just shopping sprees, but future programs could include ticket giveaways for things like Six Flags parks or drive-in movie theatres, bowling, or maybe just more shopping sprees.
Dave loved the shopping sprees so much that he doesn’t want his giving to stop there. Each girl in the spree walked away with about $7,000 worth of toys, but that didn’t phase him whatsoever. It only strengthened his desire to do more random acts of kindness.
Dave Farkaby and Aloha Construction has contributed to the community in other ways as well. Dave is a regular donor to the organization “Kitty” to support the treatment of Spina Bifida Occulta. Dave has also been known to give to cancer treatment centers in his local community to subsidize cancer treatment.
Aloha Construction and Dave Farkaby want to spread the idea of random acts of kindness throughout the community. This drives the company to greater success as it has a whole community supporting it.
We are excited to see all the ways that Aloha Construction will pave the way for other successful businesses to give back to their communities. Hopefully, one random act of kindness will do exactly what it’s meant to do, perpetuate more random acts of kindness all throughout the community, the nation, and the world.
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