When I was asked to be a board member for Navian Hawaii, I worried that I wouldn't be able to help and support in the way I would want to. I don't work for a big corporate company or have "connections" where I can ask people to purchase fundraiser tables for thousands of dollars. But Navian Hawaii is such a great organization, that I couldn't pass up the opportunity to support in any way that I could. I reminded myself that change happens in small ways. It doesn't have to be big flashy thousand dollar donations. It can be a community of us, banding together, taking a small step towards making a difference.
That was when I realized I have this amazing community of friends and customers (that's YOU) who are always ready to support our local non-profits and advocate for people in need. So I did what I could do - reached out to a friend, the infamous Jana Lam, and ask if she would be willing to design a custom print for a bag that we'd used to help raise funds for Navian Hawaii. She amazingly said YES! and donated her time and talent to work together to bring the HOPE TOTE to life.
With the support of my team, we ordered bags, found a local printer (thank you Moxie!) and went to work to bring the HOPE TOTE to reality. Every bag purchased goes to support Navian Hawaii. We'll be donating 100% of the proceeds to them. It allows them to provide exemplary hospice care and integrated care for local families in Hawaii.
So I thank you all from the bottom of my heart . . . for your willingness to support this great organization, I know this bag will be your new favorite Jana Lam design - because every time you carry it - it is a reminder of the HOPE you provided for a family or patient in need.