April 27, 2013

Citizen of the Week: T.J. Kaikobad

Providing for victims of domestic violence is a worthy cause, but it takes money to do it right.

The Northwest Georgia Family Crisis Center, which provides shelter, advocacy and support to victims of domestic violence, recently held a fashion show fundraiser at The Farm to raise money for the cause. Among the many individuals who contributed were Dalton Depot restaurant owner T.J. Kaikobad, who provided the food for the event.

“He has not charged us a penny,” said Crisis Center board member Pam Hogan. “We really appreciate it, and we would not be able to make nearly as much without him.”

Hogan said organizers haven’t yet totaled how much money the fashion show made, but anything volunteers and donors do to help means that much more that goes toward the center’s mission.

Hogan said Kaikobad has helped with other efforts, too. Last year, she said, he spearheaded a “Teacups for Mom” effort in which participants bought paper “teacups” at local restaurants where owners displayed them in the windows. He’s also provided the food for the center’s fashion show for several years before now.

“Any time that we’ve gone to him and asked for anything, he’s just bent over backwards to do what we need, and he’s just been wonderful in that arena,” Hogan said.

For his generosity, The Daily Citizen names T.J. Kaikobad Citizen of the Week.

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