November 11, 2013 – Eleven-year-old Skylar from Makiki, Oahu who has been diagnosed with lupus, was recently granted a wish by the Make-A-Wish foundation and community partnership with RevoluSun. Due to her recent diagnosis, Skylar cannot be in the sunlight and must wear a hat at all times. As a result, her wish was to create a fashionable, sun-safe hat that will protect most of the upper body from sun exposure. Skylar wanted to educate children in Hawaii about the benefits of sun safety through making the hats available to students at her school. The hats are so great that RevoluSun’s installation crews will now wear them regularly.
“We were impressed with Skylar’s story and also her tenacity and bright outlook on life,” said RevoluSun principal Eric Carlson. “The hat design consists of a normal cap with a sheet that is attached to the back of the hat, which is supposed to completely cover the back of the neck. We will now have our crews wear these hats when installing photovoltaic systems on our customers’ roofs.”
The work of designing hats and a company logo as well as creating a business plan and footprint in the Honolulu community has been an ongoing source of constant excitement and creative self-expression for Skylar. A special reveal at Maryknoll School before the end of the 2012-2013 school year made Skylar’s wish to create a fashionable line of sun-safe hats for kids come to life. Just in time for summer break beach days, all students were given a free hat from Skylar’s hat line, which she named HiSky.
This kind of work has resulted in RevoluSun being nominated for a “Community Spirit” award this week at The 2013 Business Leadership Hawaii event hosted by Pacific Business News. The Community Spirit award recognizes leadership by a for-profit company making a significant contribution to the community. The winner will be announced at the event, which takes place November 14.