Food Drive Catch­ing On Among Ka­hala Re­al­tor Vol­un­teers

MidWeek Islander (East Oahu) - - EAST OAHU ISLANDER / NOVEMBER 6, 2013 / PAGE 3 -

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.

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