Kenhorst PA: Since he found his footing running a Dairy Queen ice cream shop in Kenhorst Pennsylvania, Mr. Hamid Chaudhry, a Pakistani by origin, has decided to give back to the local community. He started off with an elementary-school fund-raiser in which he provided the parent-teacher organization with 25 percent of the sales and has not looked back since then.
Fund-raisers for a father of four with cancer; for the Children’s Miracle Network; for soccer teams and Little League teams and the widow of a deputy sheriff recently killed in a shootout — he was a regular customer who liked Blizzards. Sponsorship of car washes and high school homecomings and blood drives four times a year. (Donate a pint of blood and get a $20 frozen cake.) Free parties held at every local elementary school, as well as at a Bible school run by the Mennonite church.
“My customers have made me well-to-do,” Mr. Chaudhry explains. “They patronize me, so why wouldn’t I give back?”