It should come as no surprise that the Hawaiian word for Charity is…. Aloha!
With so much emphasis on life; family, business, bills, taxes, home, school, church, etc. it’s always hard to give back to your community.
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”. – Winston Churchill
MILITARY MONDAYS – Serving those that Serve us! – Papa and his bride Mimi have been paying it forward by vowing to serve our active military by helping them exchange their vows free of charge. In fact, they officiated over 650 military elopements while living in San Diego. Their Military Mondays outreach was open to all branches of active duty military regardless or military branch, rank or time in the service. Each couple received a FREE elopement ceremony and photography images of their day. Other services like videography, music and florals were also provided, free of charge based on availability.
SMILE SEEKERS – Papa Cares and Mimi Cares joined friends in working together in making dresses for the girls and shorts for the boys of the Smile Seeker House. The house is located in Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa. The organization helped construct a 7500 square foot, 3-story stone building, with donations from individuals and organizations. Smile Seeker House is now home for up to 50 orphan’s affected by Africa’s AIDS epidemic. The children all receive shelter, nourishment, schooling AND clothing including those hand-made by Mimi and some of her Summer Camp girls!
Unkle Papa Philanthropy is a form of altruism that consists of “private initiatives, for the public good, focusing on quality of life”. Philanthropy contrasts with business initiatives, which are private initiatives for private good, focusing on material gain; and with government endeavors, which are public initiatives for public good, e.g., focusing on provision of public services. A person who practices philanthropy is a philanthropist. Philanthropy is different from charity, though there is some overlap. Charity aims to relieve the pain of a particular social problem, whereas philanthropy attempts to address the root cause of the problem.