Businessman, philanthropist, and automotive industry veteran Rahim Hassanally provides a closer look at his charitable efforts and contributions.
From global breast cancer awareness initiatives to his local air force base and homeless shelters, seasoned businessman and entrepreneur Rahim Hassanally is a keen supporter of all manner of charitable organizations, foundations, and other good causes. An almost 25-year veteran of the automotive sector, Texas native Hassanally reveals more about his ongoing philanthropic efforts and charity work.
A keen advocate for breast cancer awareness, Rahim Hassanally has, in recent years alone, helped to fund more than $10,000 in donations to charities such as Susan G. Komen, responsible for groundbreaking breast cancer research and scientific programs both in the United States and overseas.
“I love to give back where I can, to those in my community and to other good causes,” he explains, “and to support organizations such as Susan G. Komen, with the local, Sacramento chapter, for example, having now successfully contributed more than $20 million to breast cancer charities in northern and central-most California.”
Originally from Texas and now primarily based in California, Hassanally is an ardent supporter of those in need, particularly in his local area. “In one instance, a local homeless shelter was robbed in the days prior to Thanksgiving,” reveals the businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, “wherein which thieves stole hundreds of turkeys.”
Right away, Hassanally promptly raised and donated a significant sum of money directly to the shelter in order to allow them to replace the stolen Thanksgiving turkeys and more. “Nobody should have to go without food, especially not during the holidays,” he adds.
Another local organization supported by Rahim Hassanally is his nearby air force base. “It’s something which I’ve been passionate about since childhood,” he remarks.
Elsewhere, the automotive industry professional has also previously raised thousands of dollars to support aid efforts following catastrophic natural disasters. “After seeing the devastation caused by deadly Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, I remember thinking to myself that I needed to take action,” he recalls.
Rallying support from colleagues and others in the automotive industry, Hassanally promptly raised $5,000 to support aid efforts in the Southeast Asian country.
“Within a little over two weeks,” adds the entrepreneur, wrapping up, “I’m proud to say that the total had exceeded $6,000, all of which was immediately donated to essential disaster relief organizations in the Philippines.”
Rahim Hassanally is a Governor of California appointed Department of Motor Vehicles New Motor Vehicle Board member, a member of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, and a board member of the American International Automobile Dealers Association. An accomplished sportsman, a keen advocate for breast cancer awareness, and a supporter of a wide variety of nonprofit organizations, charities, and other good causes, Texas-native Hassanally’s professional accolades include making the Automotive News ‘Top 40 Under 40’ list and receiving recognition as the 18th annual Urban Wheel Awards ‘Urban Dealer of the Year.’