Protected: The King Gives Back – Halloween Shopping for Deserving Children
For many, Halloween is the one time of the year when you can let your imagination run wild and be whatever you desire to be. Princesses, superheroes, and even spooky ghosts roam the streets in hopes of filling their bag with treats. Unfortunately, there are others in the community that don’t have the opportunity to join in the festivities because of financial restrictions.
Local business owner Diego Rios, founder of The King Carpet Cleaning, noticed the hardships that families were experiencing when he visited Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped, an Arizona not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization which offers a full range of services and programs for handicapped individuals of all ages. It was then that he realized that there was something that had to be done.
Diego quickly go to work and organized a contest where one lucky child would be able to win a Halloween costume of their choice. Diego was able to accompany the deserving child to pick out the costume and see his face light up with joy and excitement.
Diego believes that community members don’t have to wait to be rich or successful to give back. For him, being blessed enough to own his own business and provide for his family is enough to pay it forward, and he encourages others to do the same. Diego will continue to give back in the upcoming months with his campaign, giving deserving children and families and opportunity to celebrate the holidays even through financial hardships.