What do get when you gather 400+ yelpers, 25 amazing non-profits and a slew of delicious eateries? You get Yelp Helps, a party of epic proportions thrown to inspire and excite locals about volunteer opportunities right in their own backyard!
The Honolulu Yelp community came together at chic furniture store Pacific Home on a balmy Friday evening for an unforgettable night of connecting, networking and socializing for a cause! Armed with schwag bags full of Yelp goodies, eager yelpers met with non-profits to find their perfect match.
Staffers from the Aloha United Way, Hawaii Foodbank, Boys & Girls Club, Hands In Helping Out, Oahu SPCA, Hospice Hawaii, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Life Foundation and many other worthy charities shared stories about their organizations and found loads of new volunteers. Good hearted guests filled out Yelp bingo cards which entered them into a drawing to win a two night stay at any Aqua Hotels & Resorts in Waikiki.
All that mingling can cause quite a thirst and luckily bartenders from Apartm3nt were on hand to mix up complimentary Kai Vodka cocktails, Tuaca white sangria and OneHope Wine chardonnay. Designated drivers got dizzy with fizzy rootbeer and mango flavored drinks from Waialua Soda Works.
And what Yelp soiree would be complete without a host of delicious eats? Yelp Helps guests noshed on savory bites from Chai's Island Bistro, Whole Foods, Tanioka's Seafoods & Catering, Sergio's Italian Table, Hawaiian Grown Catering and Xtreme Tacos.
Sweet tooths were satisfied with chocolate cupcakes from Cake Couture, mini-desserts from Otto Cake and delightful slices of lemon crunch cake from the Alley Restaurant. Guests got loose with spa treats from Heaven On Earth Salon & Day Spa and the groovy beats of DJ Northstar & DJ Willis.
Aloha & SYOY!