When Hula’s Modern Tiki restaurant first launched its Mahalo Mondays program in early 2010, the idea was to “do something positive for our community,” explains M. Dana Mulé, a partner in the swank midtown eatery.

Each month, Hula’s has donated 10 percent of the proceeds from every Monday to a nonprofit organization.

“The goal from day one was to donate $100,000 to local charity in our first five years,” Mulé explains.

As the five-year anniversary of the charitable giving program approaches at the end of this month, Mulé is proud to announce that Hula’s will reach that impressive goal.

“Of all the things we’ve done as a restaurant/business, this is what I am most proud of,” Mulé says. “We opened at the bottom of the second-worst economy in the history of this nation. Yet, we stuck to our ideals, and never wavered in our support for this community.”

And that support continues. The charity benefiting from this month’s Mahalo Mondays is Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona, which has its programs based in North Central Phoenix. No flier is required; just come in and dine on any Monday this month, and help struggling youth find a brighter future in central Phoenix.

Hula’s is located at 4700 N. Central Ave., on the northwest corner of Central and Highland avenues. For more information on the restaurant or the Mahalo Mondays program, visit www.hulasmoderntiki.com.


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