January 7, 2012 our Founder, Dave Konja, received
a phone call from his wife telling him that their three
year old son Jacob fell from a shopping cart. Mrs. Konja
was calling from the emergency room to inform Mr. Konja
that Jacob did not suffer a concussion. However, Jacob
had a 2 inch tumor in the back of his head. The following
day the tumor was removed and through much prayer and
ongoing treatment Jacob has recovered and is doing great.
Mr. Konja and his family humbly and profoundly give thanks
to our Lord, Jesus Christ, every day of their lives.
As an experienced and seasoned businessman
and through passion and a newfound mission in life, Mr.
Konja has established A-BIT-OF-HOPE. A charitable
organization established with full transparency, compassion,
and respect; giving A-BIT-OF-HOPE to all we touch.
Our cancer foundation, a charitable organization enables
us to provide hope and assistance to those families caring
for children with cancer, because we understand that parents
become full time care givers to their child, forcing this
compassionate act of love to result into a potential and
debilitating financial kiss of death. A*BIT*OF*HOPE is
humbled and proud to be able to help those families with
their day-to-day financial needs upon meeting established
Through mechanisms, such as donations, fund raising and
establishing a brick-in-mortar retail thrift and general
store with a unique twist, we are able to fulfill the
needs of families and our communities; by offering everything
from produce and most items commonly found at a supermarket
or convenient store to additional services that dovetail
perfectly with the daily needs and demands of individuals,
families and societies.
In addition to our objective to help those children with
cancer and their families, this is truly an opportunity
to provide to low and zero income families in need, including
new immigrants who can rely on us to help them stretch
their purchasing dollar.
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we also address the concerns and needs of those families
in these hard economic times. We do this not only by providing
them with free items (for those who qualify), great prices
on foods, clothing, blankets, shoes, etc
offer the opportunity to allow them to be able to shop
at "unheard-of-prices" for their everyday conventional
grocery needs similar to that of affordable grocery chain
prices, again, holistically fulfilling the needs of families
and communities, including items such as new close-out
items, HABA, electronics, furniture, and much, much more.
On a broader vision, our efforts will not be limited to
local or regional demographics. We believe the establishment
of an import-export extension of our organization is key
and novel, allowing us to extend reach and services and
one which clearly takes a direction of leadership rather
than the conventional the same old out-reach organizations
that have shown to not only bulldoze smaller retail stores,
many of which are locally and family-owned, thereby negatively
impacting the growth and prosperity and community-oriented
Our business model is to provide a substantial portion
of the profits from the sales of goods to those countries
we do business with to redistributed back to those countries
and to the areas that matter the most-the needy and hungry
and most vulnerable, including those families and societies
yearning for a chance for a better life, just emerging
from war-torn areas.
We envision the donations given
back to such countries and areas to be handled by a group
of qualified individuals in a team spirit and executed
with full transparency. The group will be provided with
the tools to record and monitor transactions. This model
will ensure that funds and goods will be applied to those
who truly require the help. The same model and transparency
that applies to the whole organization of A-BIT-OF-HOPE.