All Posts Filed Under ‘Donations’

FantaSea Spotlight – Alex Mackiewicz

Posted February 28, 2013 by Fantasea Yachts Team

Ashley and Alex Mackiewicz

Ashley and Alex Mackiewicz

Most of you know Alex as the charming Special Events Producer, known for a keen sense of care for his clients, a good laugh and easy conversation. Planning an event with him feels like sitting down to a chat with an old friend. Well, it’s been said that behind every good man is a good woman. This rings true for Alex. Last weekend, while most of us missed Alex and the Saturday bag of bagels, he was on a mission of kindness and service with his wife Ashley and 40 generous volunteers. Ashley, who serves as the Young Adult Ministries Coordinator for Bel Air Presbyterian Church was on a planned mission with The Foundry to build a house for a family of 8, including 6 kids under the age of 10. The Foundry is a thriving community of young adults whose mission is to connect together in fellowship, worship and growth through small groups that serve with talents and passions. We applaud Alex and Ashley and the gang over at The Foundry for such nice work and for reminding us that we all have more room to help others in any way we can.

Tecate, Mexico

Tecate, Mexico

The Foundry - Annual Mexico Weekend, February 2013

The Foundry - Annual Mexico Weekend, February 2013

The Foundry - Tecate, Mexico

Alex Mackiewicz, FantaSea Yachts Special Event Producer

Alex Mackiewicz, FantaSea Yachts Special Event Producer

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Memorial Day – Let us Remember

Posted May 23, 2012 by Fantasea Yachts Team

Originally called “Declaration Day”, Memorial Day is a day dedicated to remembering those who have served our nation. A day for us to reflect and enjoy the freedom we have thanks to the men & women of our armed forces.

We take for granted that we get to experience our loved ones every day. We have the freedom to shower, eat the food we want to eat, enjoy fresh air (ok…for those in LA…maybe not the best air, but certainly not the worst). Yes, we have the frustrations of real life, but I can say with certainty we are not sleeping in a dirt ditch with a gun on our chest “just in case it’s needed” all to protect the lives of millions of people we don’t know; this is what our soldiers do every day during a tour.

Until recently, I’ve never personally known anyone who has served our country overseas. My friend Josh is currently over in Afghanistan serving a yearlong tour. When I found out he was going overseas I committed to sending him and his fellow soldiers one care-package a month.  Although it’s something so easy for me to do…it means the world to the soldiers.

In line with the care packages, our company, FantaSea Yachts is proud to offer military discounts to all of those who have served – or are currently serving. We are honored to be a part in the celebrations and of our armed forces. Not only do we offer a military discount for any of our venues – FantaSea One, RegentSea, Dandeana or our Yacht Club –we are also flexible with date changes due to deployment schedules.

FantaSea Salutes Supporting Our Servicemen and is proud to offer a 10% + Bonus for US Armed Services and Veteran Discount with Proof of Service. For more information about our Military Discounts, please see the link below.

http://www.fantaseayachts.com/weddings/

To the men and women of our Armed Forces….we salute you, we celebrate you, we appreciate you….

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The Act of Giving

Posted May 16, 2012 by Fantasea Yachts Team

As event planners we are constantly awed by the creativity and glamour of the party planning world. Each year brings new trends, new ideas and new looks to some very classic pieces associated with the special day for many. Sometimes, we are reminded of simple acts of kindness in ways that are both touching and charitable. As tradition calls in the Bar and Bat Mitzvah world, the celebrant has to complete an act of Charity, also known as Tzedakah within the Jewish Community. One such organization is SOVA run by JFS in Los Angeles. The SOVA Community and Resource Program provides free groceries and supportive services for over 12,000 men, women and children each month, with the goals of meeting immediate needs and helping people move from poverty to self-sufficiency.

Thank you Hannah, Hilary and Stephen for reminding us of this important lesson.

Baskets of Hope are beautiful custom decorated food basket centerpieces that complement your special event décor, impress your guests with their style and uniqueness and make a meaningful statement about your commitment to helping people living in poverty. They also some complete with a donation card in honor of the occasion for each centerpiece.

BASKETS OF HOPE ARE THE IDEAL DECORATIONS FOR YOUR NEXT…

  • Holiday Table
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah
  • Birthday Party
  • Luncheon
  • Business Event
  • Organization’s Gala

Your centerpieces will be a festive, colorful and meaningful substitute for flowers, and unlike flowers, your tax-deductible donationfor using Baskets of Hope will have a lasting impact helping the most vulnerable in our community.

For more information about using SOVA’s Baskets of Hope:  http://www.jfsla.org OR contact Maxine Meyer (818) 988-7682 ext. 116 or email MMeyer@jfsla.org

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