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RALEIGH, N.C. — Standing in front of a boarded up window, Maz Ganim, Owner of Brightway, The Ganim Agency presented a check to Vicky Ismail, Founder and Executive Director of Carroll’s Kitchen in downtown Raleigh, in the amount of $2,000, yesterday.

“In April, we decided to help another local business affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and decided that Carroll’s Kitchen was a great organization to assist, so we committed to donating $5 for every insurance quote we provided in April and May to the non-profit restaurant. They’re doing great work here in Raleigh, and the food is fantastic,” said Ganim.
“We raised $1,800, and when we learned the restaurant sustained damage from the recent riots, we decided to increase the donation amount to $2,000 to help them offset costs of renovations,” Ganim added.
“We’re extremely grateful for the generosity of Maz and his team at Brightway, and it couldn’t have come at a more needed time,” said Ismail. “While the riot damage was a disappointing setback, we’re grateful for the community support and the team here including our volunteers. We boarded up the windows, cleaned up the mess and had the restaurant operating within a few days. It wasn’t easy, but we had a lot of help to keep our mission of providing healthy employment for women overcoming crisis going.”

Carroll’s Kitchen is open Monday - Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EDT). The kitchen is open, or you can order online for no-contact pick-up and delivery. Click here for additional information about the restaurant or to place an order online.

If you would like to donate to Carroll’s Kitchen, click here.  

Brightway, The Ganim Agency has been helping families in Raleigh and surrounding communities protect their homes, cars, businesses and much more since opening in 2014. 

About Brightway Insurance

Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $675 million in annualized written premium, making it one of the largest Personal Lines agencies in the U.S.

Brightway’s focus is on producing Win, Win, Win outcomes for consumers by offering customized insurance solutions and for people wishing to sell insurance by providing business opportunities that span from single Agent to multi-unit enterprises. Regardless of the path taken, Brightway provides the support necessary to consistently outsell other insurance agents.

Brightway got its start in 2008 and has since grown to more than 900 people in 207 offices across 22 states serving customers in all 50 states.

For more information about Brightway, The Ganim Agency, visit or call 919-443-3300. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway at

About Carroll’s Kitchen

Carroll’s Kitchen is a nonprofit social enterprise restaurant creating healthy employment for women overcoming crisis at our location in downtown Raleigh, N.C. We offer contemporary comfort food at our grab and go storefront, and exist to stand in the gap for women seeking employment while recovering from traumas like homelessness, incarceration, addiction, domestic violence, etc. Learn more at

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