One of the young leaders of this generation with proven success. The person behind the success of Shawarma Shack is its Founder, President, and CEO, Walther Uzi Buenavista. In the seven years that Buenavista has been managing the business, his direction is always laser-focused on his three main motivations: Growth, Innovation, and Employment.
For Walther, Growth is also about reaching the indigents in his own ways. Sending rice bowls for the volunteers, last April 1, 2023, Shawarma Shack contributed in the success of the all-around service to 100 children in the heart of Barangay Tatalon, Quezon City.
Kiwanis International Philippine Luzon District Division 3A clubs under the leadership of their energetic and supportive Lieutenant Governor Grace Bondad Nicolas serviced more than 100 indigent children and successfully got their rewards …… putting a smile in the children’s faces.
Spearheading the project was KC Manila Bay officers and members headed by their President Ezelle Gascon together with KC Makati, KC BGC McKinley with President Rocaya Mangondato, KC Malate West with their past president Lorna Ballesteros, KC. Pasay, KC Pasay Eagle, KC Pasay North with the upcoming Governor Glenda Veloria Hufano and KC Reachin Beyond. They prepared the food, gifts and games.
Free magic show sponsored by Elemento Group of Magic truly entertained the crowd and captured the kids’ attention and curiosity.
KC BGC McKinley headed by it’s President Dr. Rocaya Vanessa Sarangani-Mangondato
conducted medical check- up on the kids, and provided their needed medicines and vitamins.
KC Pasay, KC Pasay North and KC Pasay Eagle gave away hygiene kits with DGE Glenda Hufano gracing the occasion.
KC Reachin Beyond endorsed the magic show not just for the children but for everyone in attendance. A magical day indeed.
KC Malate West offered psychological testing and counseling at The Child's World in nearby Banawe Street, there being no children with special needs that day.
KC Makati treated the tired but fulfilled Kiwanian volunteers to buffet dinner at Illos of the Pearl Garden Hotel, Adriatico, courtesy of LG Grace Bondad Nicolas.
Brother Eduardo A. Castro, Social Service Coordinator of the Sto. Domingo Parish assisted the Kiwanis officers and members in the planning and implementation of the successful activity. Missionaries Fathers Simon and Peter from the parish church received the extra toys for their celebration the next day, marking an extension of our outreach up to Palm Sunday!
This growth was also fueled by Walther’s desire to bring their products closer to the customers. Shawarma Shack now has stores in key locations across the country with over 750 branches and still counting. "It presented a significant growth in terms of augmenting the demand from our customers and expanding enterprise sales, Buenavista pointed out.
Sharing the blessings is what the company is doing since the beginning, having been awarded for the Philanthropic works not just for the single community they keeps on helping but their corporate social responsibilities nationwide, Shawarma Shack truly is reaching the indigents and marginalized.