Photo Flash: Hakkasan Teams with Goodie Two Shoes for 2016 'Hakkasan Gives Back' Initiative
This morning, December 9, Hakkasan Group hosted its final Hakkasan Gives Back event with the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation. Kicking off its efforts in late August, the nightlife and hospitality company partnered with the reputable organization as a part of its third annual Hakkasan Gives Back initiative. Scroll down for photos!
During today's final event, a number of Hakkasan Group Executives and employees came together for a celebratory check presentation ceremony and presented Goodie Two Shoes founders, Tony and Nikki Berti, with a check for $55,000, resulting in the outfitting of approximately 2,200 children.
In a five month span, Hakkasan Group hosted four volunteer opportunities during Goodie Two Shoes' shoe distribution events, which was open to all Hakkasan Group employees. With those opportunities the group accrued over 460 volunteer hours and helped outfit approximately 1,662 children with a brand new pair of shoes and socks. In addition to employee efforts, Hakkasan Group artists joined in this year with monetary donations and volunteer hours, including Steve Aoki's Aoki Foundation. Donation efforts will continue throughout the end of the year, allowing for staff and guests to donate at select Hakkasan Group restaurants in Las Vegas.
Hakkasan Group developed the Hakkasan Gives Back initiative in 2013, and continues to be involved with a variety of charitable organizations each year. The company strives to provide opportunities to its employees, artists and guests alike, encouraging those to participate and give back to its community throughout each year.
The Goodie Two Shoes Foundation, a 501c3 charitable organization, provides disadvantaged children and children in crisis with new shoes and socks as well as other items deemed essential for good health and positive development. Goodie Two Shoes programming is based on the premise that they don't just provide a child with a new pair of shoes but rather empower participants with choice, by giving them the opportunity to select any pair of high-quality athletic shoes they want from GTSF's large stock of traveling inventory. GTSF strives to reach 10,000 Southern Nevada children in need, annually.
Photo Credit: Aaron Garcia of Hakkasan Group