This November, RAILZ is proud to support Devils Doing Good and the “Dia De Los Muertos” event. Proceeds from the event went directly to ICAN, a local nonprofit whose mission is to provide programs for at-risk youth to become responsible members of their community.
When RAILZ spoke with Devils Doing Good’s President, Kevin Bertoldo, we knew we had to share what this great nonprofit organization was doing. Here’s more from Kevin on Devils Doing Good and giving back to the community.
Tell us about the Devils Doing Good mission.
Kevin: “I’d be happy to. Our mission is to connect local businesses with local charities to provide economic growth — for both parties. We work with smaller nonprofits that are doing good things for kids, Arizona’s underprivileged families, and more. Working with nonprofits that don’t have the same kind of publicity as a larger organization is important to us. We want the nonprofits we support to receive more publicity and be able to give directly to those in need in a bigger way with our help.”
How did Devils Doing Good start?
Kevin: “My wife Jennifer Bertoldo and I started Devils Doing Good. Jennifer’s passion for helping others and her interest in working with nonprofits is where it began. Both being Sun Devils and ASU Alum, this passion to help others helped us come up with the name, Devils Doing Good. We’ve now formed a group of volunteer Sun Devils, received our 501c3 status and have the support of the ASU Alumni Association. Christine Wilkinson, ASU’s Senior Vice President & Secretary, sponsored our very first event. This gesture meant a lot to us, and we hope to continue working with ASU in the future.”
For those that couldn’t be there, tell us about the November event.
Kevin: “The event was a great success! We sold out, with around 160 people in attendance. Attendees received 6 tequila tastings, a Reiki session or card reading, live music, dinner, and participated in our raffle. The winner of the Snow Scooter donated by RAILZ was a snowboarder — he was thrilled! All of the funds raised from the raffle went to support our chosen nonprofit. The event raised over 6,000 dollars for ICAN, going directly to the organization.”
Congratulations! We’re so glad to hear it was a success.
“We are glad too! Thank you RAILZ for your generosity towards the community and your sponsorship of this event. Devils Doing Good is hoping to partner with your business again in the future to support local charities together.” – Kevin Bertoldo
We like the sound of that. Thanks, Kevin!
After speaking with Devils Doing Good, our team wanted to share about the topic of community outreach. Here are a few words from RAILZ co-founder, Brad Birdsell.
Brad: “Thank you, Kevin, for the opportunity to be involved with the event. We hope that you will continue to look to Railz for support in your events to raise money for local charities. Special thanks to the featured charity, ICAN, who does such a wonderful job empowering the youth of our community.”
Brad, does RAILZ plan on giving back even more?
Brad: “Yes we do, we are currently looking for additional opportunities to give back to the community. Especially with the holidays coming up, we want to be involved in making kids happy for the holidays.”
That’s so great! Why is giving back so important to RAILZ?
Brad: “Giving back is important to Railz because we are a family oriented business and we understand that the challenges for families are more difficult every day, and are more difficult for some families than others. Giving back to help families overcome the challenges of our times is the least that Railz can do.”
To learn more about Devils Doing Good, check out their website or you can follow them on Facebook. If you’d like, you can sign up as a volunteer here. Do you have ideas on how you’d like to see RAILZ give back in the future? Let us know and be sure to follow us on Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram!
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