A very good friend of mine owns a Gelato Store in Queen St called Giapo. His name is Gianpolo Grazioli. On meeting Gianpolo 2 years ago I never ever would of imagined what an impact this Italian born man would have on me and my life.
I have never met another man EVER as passionate about his business as Gianpolo. He has taught me so many life lessons in such a short time. Compassion for others, passion for life and business, commitment, and most importantly love !
Gianpolo is passionate about Gelato, not just Gelato but organic Gelato. Owning a store isnt enough for Gianpolo he uses his store to help him in my mind “Save the World” He gives so much and today was geared to raise money to buy Starship Hospital a Mass Flow Respiratory sensor. $4000 was raised which means that Starship will get a fantastic gift for Christmas which will help save children’s life’s.
Gianpolo works relentlessly to help others. I have met no other man who gives as much and is as passionate.
The biggest impact Gianpolo had on me was once when I visited him we were discussing our businesses and I was despondent about my business as people were continually stealing my ideas and he turned towards me, leant in close and said “ No one can take your passion Pauline you are your business and no one can duplicate you or your passion” This sentence has ran through my head a thousand times since then. He was absolutely right and that sentence has helped me not only grow my business but it has helped me relax more within my business. No one can take my passion, they might duplicate my ideas but I always will get new ones.
Gianpolo has the biggest heart, he has helped many causes these last two years and he just continues to give! If every business gave back as much as Gianpolo did what a world we would live in!
Giving a little can make a difference, what will you give in 2011?
Gianpolo has taught me so much and I just want to tell him from the bottom of my heart that he is adored and loved by me!
Can you help?
Two children have been uplifted from their mother due to terrible circumstances and have been placed with their grandmother.
I would like to help this family as much as i can as the grandmother is financially strapped and the children don't have any clothes, toys or presents for Christmas. They are even struggling for food.
The Grandmother is trying to do everything she can to make this transition as easy as possible for the two children but she just needs a hand........... Help me help her please.
Things i know they will need
Food anything will be greatly received.
Clothes for boy aged 5 size 8, girl age 4 size 6
Toys for Christmas.
These children NEED to have a Great Christmas, they need to know that there are still GOOD things in life!
email me Stockhausens at xtra.co.nz
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Parents were scorned for being picked up early and children who are doing theirs today went bouncing out of treehut excited, talking 5 miles an hour.
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I am a big one on family traditions and this would be one of our favorite traditions.
Christmas is my favorite time of year.