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Kīhei Business Supports Food Bank

October 22, 2009
Maui Weekly

“We came up with the idea because we realize that in these tough economic times, everyone struggles, homeowners, businesses and families,” said Chuck Burke, co-owner of the store. “The ‘Will Work for Food’ promotion was our way of giving back to the Maui community, which has been so supportive of our business over the last 22 years.

“We have lived on Maui for over 31 years,” added Burke. “I have watched our economy ebb and flow, and I believe that in these most serious of economic times it is important that our business community provide assistance to those in need. We have learned throughout the years that the simplest things in life are the most cherished—our family, friends and our island community. This is our way of giving back, and the promotion also provided a way for our customers to give to the community as well.”

Chuck and Lisa have been longtime members of two different community service organizations on the island of Maui and feel that “giving back” is a part of any business owner’s responsibility. They look forward to having an opportunity to serve both their customers and their community at large.

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Chuck and Lisa Burke, owners of Island Window Coverings and Upholstery, present Maui Food Bank Development Director Marlene Rice with a check for $600. The money was raised from the company’s recent “Will Work for Food” promotion, in which a portion of every sale was donated to the Maui Food Bank.



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