West Hollywood, CA December 19, 2013
Founder of non-profit organization The Dream Builders Project, Mayer Dahan hosted his first inaugural Flash Mob charity event to feed the homeless on December 15, 2013. Over fifty charitable individuals including the entire staff of Dahan Properties and its affiliates enthusiastically volunteered their services and support.
Various companies donated toiletries, pre-packaged food, and clothing items to The DBP with the objective to offer the items to the less fortunate during the difficult holiday season. The event took place at Pan Pacific Park in West Hollywood where crowds gathered to prepare a baggie of essential items for those in need.
Among the items were pre-made sandwiches, salads, fruit, Band-Aids, combs, hand sanitizer, toothbrushes and toothpaste. Once the bags were filled, the volunteers dispersed throughout different areas of Los Angeles to distribute the bags to the less fortunate. Members of the West Hollywood community who had no knowledge of the event prior to production, eagerly joined in to participate.
The responses received from the less fortunate and volunteers alike were overwhelming. Designer Marialia Pacitto, CEO of Marialia was especially moved, “Maple & 9th all the way past 7th street if anyone is looking for places to give bags to. I just had an experience that literally brought me to tears. These women were so grateful. I wish I had a million bags.” The volunteers were not the only ones inspired by their charitable deeds and positive community reactions.
CEO Mayer Dahan was thrilled with the turn out of the event. “One of the most rewarding aspects of the Flash Mob was seeing everyone in different walks of life gather together. This event was a melting pot of do-gooder Angelenos. We had models from Slater Model Management, tech professionals from Silicon Beach, actors, fashion designers and staff of The DBP participate. All with an equal passion for philanthropy.”
L’Pomala, The Manna Room, Out of the Closet and Landmark Enterprises donated food, toiletries and clothing items to The Dream Builders Project. “The versatile crowd of adults and children, photographers, press and unexpected strangers willing to participate, serves as a reflection of how eager people are to give back to the community.”
CEO Mayer Dahan’s company Dahan Properties launched The Dream Builder’s Project. The Dream Builder’s Project’s Flash Mob charity event was a step towards The DBP’s mission statement to enhance community involvement while inspiring those in need. Thus far The DBP has contributed to influential organizations: Habitat for Humanity, LATO, The Polaris Project, Restore NYC, Lupus LA, Team Fox and The Lazarex Cancer Foundation. Due to the success of this event, Mayer Dahan intends of hosting a bi-monthly Flash Mob charity.