Food Drive Catching On Among Kahala Realtor Volunteers
Kahala Associates has an enthusiastic stable of employees who get very busy this time of year — and not just from selling homes. Three key Realtors, including Aileen Rodriguez-Chizer of Kapahulu, are deep into their
Those who don’t have a donation bag can call her at 3481782, or deliver their non-perishable food offerings directly to Kahala Associates’ office at Kahala Mall.
The success of Yumi Laney and Christina Laney-Wycheck — a mother-daughter team from Pearl City — inspired RodriguezChizer to join the drive and replicate their model in her own neighborhood. That new effort resulted in a 238-percent increase in donations, which equates to about 4,100 meals for needy island families over the past five years.
“Christina, Yumi and Aileen have truly gone the extra mile,” said KA broker and co-founder Myra Brandt. “We are proud of their efforts and success in helping those in need.”
Kahala Associates’ Aileen Rodriguez-Chizer (front, far right) with her 2012 team in East Oahu. Her crew will collect door-to-door again Nov. 9 for Hawaii Foodbank. Photo from Liane Hu.