March, 2019

Knows It's Fun to do Good!

It's Fun To Do Good and the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY) organization knows it!

FatCats was pleased to honor Ben Mesnik who was President of the Arizona chapter for the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership organization. This international organization focuses on developing and equipping young leaders in the community.

Here is some information about HOBY:

“To inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation.”


Ben Mesnik “Doing Good” and making a difference with HOBY.


HOBY stands for Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership. Ben has been volunteering with the Arizona chapter since the summer of 2016.  Ben was elected to the position of East Valley Regional Representative for 2016-2017. As a regional representative, he was the point of contact for the alumni in planning events, engaging members and supporting activities to promote HOBY. From 2017-2018 Ben became the President of the HOBY AZ Alumni Association.   



For more than five decades, HOBY has inspired young people to make a difference and become catalysts for positive change in their home, school, workplace, and community. As America’s foremost youth leadership organization, HOBY has a long history of successfully motivating young people to develop into outstanding leaders.


HOBY stresses volunteerism, integrity, excellence, diversity, and community partnership. Emphasizing these key organizational values, we execute our vision to motivate and empower young adults. Through understanding and action, based on effective, compassionate, and service-driven leadership, students learn to make a positive difference within our global society.

Much of the work at HOBY involves young people exploring and identifying their unique leadership skills. Every student is different, and there is no attempt to impart a predefined set of attributes onto HOBY participants. We stress self-knowledge, uniqueness, and authenticity, not conformity. Students learn to mobilize their own unique traits and are exposed to particular leadership principles that they can explore and incorporate in a fashion that is true to their own personality.

Give a shout out to HOBY or support their cause HERE.

It's Fun To Do Good and the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY) organization knows it!

We honored the people who head up Matthew’s Crossing in Chandler, AZ. They are a non-profit organization who provide food and essentials to those in need. They serve 100+ families per day at their main facility and also get out to the schools in providing children weekend food packages so they can have a food source over the weekend. This group is serving 5000+ people per week. It’s astonishing. We’re planning food drives at the center as we tie them into upcoming promotions.

Here is some information about Matthews Crossing:

Matthew's Crossing helps people find new strength. The opportunities we offer give hope to many, provide solutions to overwhelming problems, and create powerful results in our community. We provide assistance for individuals and families in need in the East Valley. Each month we feed more than 5,500 people. Most of our clients are working families. They are employed full-time or part-time, and yet still are in need of supplemental food. We also serve people between jobs, those on fixed incomes, seniors, people with disabilities, and homeless clients.


Our Mission: Uniting our community in the fight against hunger by providing food and basic necessities to our neighbors in need.

Matthew's Crossing is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We provide assistance for individuals and families in need in the East Valley area - currently addressing needs associated with hunger.

Give a shout out to Matthews Crossing or support their cause HERE.