Anyone who has started a new business knows how tough it is to make ends meet early on.
Not daunted by the challenge or the tough economic times, two young entrepreneurs in Sammamish are putting aside profits in the name of helping out those who need assistance this holiday season.
Adam Gentry and Charlie Lindsley, both graduates of Skyline High School, recently launched Easy Oil Inc., a mobile oil change company.
The key to their business is “we come to you,” offering mobile oil changes without interruption to the customers schedule.
Between December 10 and January 10, Gentry and Lindsley are donating 100 percent of their profits to the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank.
“We are hoping to provide a significant amount of help to the many people struggling during these tough economic times,” Gentry said.
For more information, phone 425-516-4766, or visit www.easyoil.org.
The support of local businesses has been critical to the ability of the food bank to do what they do this year, according to Cherie Meier, Executive Director of the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank.
Meier contacted The Reporter this week to praise the efforts of businesses like XXX Rootbeer Drive-in in Issaquah.
For the past six years, XXX has been a big supporter of the food bank, and this year donated 20 brand new bicycles, as well as dozens of large bags of toys, clothing and play equipment.
Meier said there were many businesses who supported the food bank, including Fred Meyer, Rite Aid, the Sammamish Club, the Columbia Athletic Club at Pine Lake, and Castle Ice in Renton.
“As well as businesses like these, I really want to thank our 102 volunteers, who put in countless hours of work,” she said. “It’s really just wonderful. We couldn’t do it without them.”