Tonawanda News — “When the open dancing starts, that’s probably my favorite time of the night. You look at the dance floor and you see that everybody is having a good time,” he said. “It’s kind of like when I’m teaching and the I see a student just got something I taught them.”
Better still, for David, is knowing that while he’s getting paid to DJ, he’s still helping others. “I know that some of what I’m earning is going directly to a good cause,” he said.
“You constantly feel like your doing the right thing,” he added.
Also inspired are some of their customers. North Tonawanda-born Dawn Basciani and her groom, Christopher Basciani, hired Purpose Driven DJs for their October wedding. Mike was their DJ, and created a light show, as well, to go with the purple theme of the wedding, Dawn said.
“It was absolutely beautiful ... he’s really good at what he does. And it was definitely a good feeling to know that some of what we were paying him was going back into the community.”
With each job they take, the purpose-driven DJs ask their employer to choose a charity they want to assist. This year, they also plan to give an extra $10 from each gig to Fallen War Heroes, a non-profit that cares for wounded American soldiers.
While Mike is hoping that some bigger local corporations sit up and take notice of his small company’s acts of charity, area businesses might be more inclined to chart his company’s growth. The company is more than doubling in income each year. In 2010, $600 was donated to local charities. That number tripled the next year and increased to more than $3,000 in 2012. In addition, a new DJ has been hired each year.