A Birthday Surprise
When Market America UnFranchise® Owner Kim Kmieczak began planning a 50th Birthday Party for her boyfriend Paul Hellerick (also a Market America UnFranchise® Owner), she never thought that she would be the one receiving a big surprise! The party was already a unique event – since the couple is so kind and generous, they asked for guests to make a donation to ma Cares in lieu of gifts. When asked how she thought of the idea, Kim said it seemed like a no-brainer to her. “We don’t need a lot of gifts,” said Kim. “We would rather that our friends and family give to a worthwhile cause that’s in need of support.” Their party most definitely provided great support – raising almost $400, which will be applied to Faith Cares, a new ma Cares initiative to support veterans, service dogs, and active duty military units.
The big surprise of the night came when Paul asked Kim to give him the present of a lifetime – her hand in marriage! Fortunately Kim said “yes” and they’re happily celebrating their engagement and planning a wedding, where once again they will ask their guests to donate to ma Cares. What better way to start their life together than by making a difference in the lives of others?
We’re so excited for Kim and Paul and delighted that they’ve chosen to help ma Cares in improving the quality of life for children, families, veterans and animals! We wish them all the best and SO appreciate their generosity and that of their family and friends.
Would you like to support ma Cares at your next special occasion? Donations can be made at www.macares.org or by mailing checks made out to ma Cares to 1302 Pleasant Ridge Rd. Greensboro, NC 27409. Contact us if you have any questions!