LAHAINA, Hawaii – In response to the devastating wildfire crisis in Maui, adult studio Grooby has announced the launch of “a special fundraiser to contribute to the ongoing emergency relief efforts in Lahaina.”
In the announcement, Grooby noted that the award-winning trans production company was “based in Hawaii for over a decade” relocating to Los Angeles in 2010.
“We’re shocked at seeing what is going on with the fires in Maui,” said Grooby CEO, Steven Grooby. “Grooby, although started in Europe, really grew when in Hawaii, and many of our staff were either born there or spent a large portion of their lives. Shannon, Kristel, Frank, Gus, Alex, and our ex-designer Dev were all hired for our Honolulu office and we’ve had many other staff over the years.
“We all still have friends and family in Hawaii,” Grooby added. “Hawaii holds a very special place in my life, it’s where my business grew, it’s where I forged friendships that have lasted a lifetime, it was my home for over 12 years, it was where I met my wife, and where my son was born. Our hearts go out to those who have lost their families, homes, and lives.”
According to the announcement, Grooby will be donating 100% of their sales proceeds when fans sign up for a special membership for TGirls.xxx, GroobyGirls.com, AsianTGirl.com, or Black-TGirls.com. The membership pricing is as follows:
$45 for a 45-day membership (worth $60)
$75 for a 45-day membership
$100 for a 45-day membership
The tiered pricing “allows dedicated fans to donate extra toward relief efforts with a single payment membership that does not rebill,” the company noted in the announcement. The fundraiser will run until the end of August.
The wildfire in Maui has caused widespread destruction, displacing families and endangering local communities. In the announcement, Grooby said their company “recognizes the urgency of supporting those affected and is committed to making a positive impact through its philanthropic initiative.”
Kristel Penn, Creative and Editorial Director for Grooby, noted while growing in Hawaii, “I frequented Maui often as a teenager from Oahu participating in extracurricular activities in school.”
“I adventured there and cultivated friendships there throughout my lifetime,” Penn added. “And although Hawaii is technically made up of eight separate islands, we consider ourselves to be part of the same local community. The ‘Aloha Spirit’ is something you see back home, especially during crises like these, with strangers helping each other like we are all family and it’s something that I carry with me even after moving to Los Angeles. Grooby has strong roots back in Hawaii and so it’s only natural that it’s our time to help.”
Steven Grooby encouraged people to consider donating to the same relief organizations where his company will be directing the money it raises, or to “take one of the special memberships we’re offering where 100% of the income will be passed directly to the causes helping there.”
“We’ll also be asking our billing companies to take a rate reduction only on this campaign, so even more of the money can get to the people who need it,” Grooby added.
To purchase a special membership to TGirls.xxx, GroobyGirls.com, AsianTGirl.com, or Black-TGirls.com, follow the links below. 100% of the sales proceeds will be donated to charity.
The organizations to which Grooby will be dispersing funds are:
For More information on Grooby’s fundraising campaign, click here.