On February 2, 2013, a birthday benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters was held at the M Honolulu in partnership with the Rizen Foundation. Named “Bow Ties and Bling,” this benefit will celebrated the birthdays of myself and my friend James Chan who wanted to celebrate in a unique way by giving back to an organization that plays a large role in developing the youth in our community. Prizes were graciously donated from various local businesses will was auctioned off and given away in raffle giveaways. Kanoe Gibson-Nita, Randy Allen, Jeremy Cheng, Kaleo Del Sol, and DJ K-Smooth provided the musical entertainment for the evening.
The night was a tremendous success as we were able to raise nearly $10,000 for our Rizen Foundation and for Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii as nearly 1,000 people helped us celebrate. This was our first event with the Rizen Foundation and we hope to embark on future events that will continue to help raise awarness and resources for the organizations and individuals that support the keiki of our community.
MORE About Big Brothers and Big Sisters Hawaii:
Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii operates under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As part of the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii makes meaningful, monitored matches between qualified volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the state. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
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