Mac Haik Enterprises and its dedicated employees actively seek to support the community and to participate in contributing to the good of others. Through various charity events, civic organizations, church and synagogue involvement, as well as affiliations and other philanthropic avenues, the associates of Mac Haik Enterprises understand the value in "giving back."
Mac Haik personally takes the lead in being involved in the community by serving others on various fronts, including Covenant House, The Women's Home, Krause Children's Residential Treatment Center, Helping Heroes, Second Baptist Church and many others. In particular, he has a strong interest in the welfare of children and young people. With a deep conviction that a child's early experiences will shape his or her future, much of Mr. Haik's civic service has centered around children. Mr. Haik is involved with the Krause Children's Residential Treatment Center in Katy, Texas that serves girls and boys with serious emotional and behavioral disorders stemming from past trauma. Mr. Haik visits the Krause Children's Residential Treatment Center every year to speak to the kids. Mr. Haik also donates a special lunch day for the children, plus additional funds for improvements of the faculties and allowances for the kids’ individual reward accounts each Holiday Season. Mr. Haik also co-chaired an NFL Players association committee that participates in numerous charitable activities involving teenage drug prevention and counseling. Also, for nearly 20 years, Mr. Haik, as Sesame Street's Big Bird, and his associates, in other costumes, have delivered presents to sick children at Texas Children's Hospital at Christmas.
Mac Haik speaking to the boys and girls of the Krause Children's Residential Treatment Center
Hundreds of families in the Greater Houston Area were chased from their homes by floodwaters during the flood in May 2015. Some lost everything. Mr. Haik took this natural disaster and turned it into an opportunity to give back to the community. Haik hosted food and clothing drives for families in need who were affected by the flood. Mr. Haik also sponsors Backpack GiveBacks at the local Homeless shelters in Houston, TX. Over three hundred backpacks were filled with much needed necessities and were handed out to local in-need Houstonians.
Mr. Haik has also served in healthcare on many fronts. For more than 20 years, Mr. Haik served as a volunteer leader, donor and board member of the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, one of the largest healthcare systems in the United States. In 2001 when Tropical Storm Allison pounded the Texas Medical Center with devastating floods, Mac Haik and many MHE associates worked around the clock for weeks so that the hospital could quickly resume care for many critically ill patients.
In 2006 Mr. Haik received the annual Salute to Dealers award for his outstanding community involvement. Salute to Dealers was established by Ford Motor Company to recognize its dealer principals who not only provide outstanding service and products, but also seek to contribute to those in need within the community. This honor was awarded to only six of the more than 4,638 Ford dealers throughout the United States.