We are so thankful for our amazing community partners and donors who help ensure that every child across Texas has a healthy, forever family. We are excited to introduce you STARRY partner and local business owner Andrew Kim of Alpha Paving and Alpha Roofing!
How did you get connected with STARRY?
A friend at church was part of STARRY’s Foster Care Program. They were helping organize the annual Photizo event and our church got involved. Initially, I didn’t know much about STARRY other than foster care. But then I went on a tour and learned more about what STARRY does for the community. I saw the unique and special way that STARRY is reaching local families and it really tugged at my heart.
My wife and I have been giving to foreign missions for years, but the idea that we can also help be a light and make an impact in the community where we live really spoke to me. So I knew right away that I wanted to get involved with STARRY in some way.
How does STARRY’s mission connect with you and your family?
We have kids, so anything involving kids really impacts us personally. To know that there are so many broken families and so much pain in the world today breaks my heart. To know that there are kids who don’t have a positive influence, someone to turn to, or loving parents to care for them – that’s a really scary thought.
It’s really easy to allow those hard realities to be out of sight and out of mind. It’s easier to try not to think about them. But STARRY is tackling these challenges straight-on and that is so encouraging to me. To know that I can help impact children and families who are hurting here in my own community means a lot.
As a business owner, what is your hope for a partnership with STARRY?
When I started Alpha Paving and Roofing, I wanted it to be a light in the community. But that entails many things: having a great reputation, doing quality work, and striving for excellence in all that we do. Beyond that, we want our company to be involved with other organizations by giving our resources and time so that we can make a positive impact in the world around us.
We also want for our employees to remember that together, we are a team. And as a team, we are striving to make a difference. Hopefully, this will encourage them to personally reevaluate their own lives and think about what they can do get involved or to be engaged.
Why do you choose to support STARRY?
I came from a place where I was struggling financially in a tremendous way and didn’t have a very clear idea of what God wanted me to do in my career. By His grace, He’s provided this path for me to have a successful company and He’s given me great resources for a reason. To be a good steward of those resources means putting what I believe into action.
For anyone who may have extra resources that they can use to impact others, I want them to know that God has given them those resources for a reason. STARRY offers an incredible opportunity to partner and be involved in what God is doing in the lives of children and families in our community.
Being a financial donor really is a blessing to me to know that my gifts play a role in the healing and restoration of children and families at STARRY.