Mahalo nui to all the individuals and businesses that helped Somos Ohana Nicaragua have a successful benefit Sept. 18th at the Flatbread Co. Proceeds will be used to build a regional secondary school in Villanueva, Nicaragua. Thanks to The Maui News, the Pacific Radio Group, Akaku, Cary & Eddie's Hideaway, Marco's Grill & Deli, Takamiya Market, Bangkok Cuisine, Fred's Mexican Cafe, Hairways Maui, Lokahi Hair & Nail Salon, Sugar Cane Train, ProArts Playhouse, Maui Ki-Aikido and Ellen Lustig, as well as all the patrons who attended the event. Your compassion, trust and generosity provide the helping hands to our ohana in Nicaragua to step out of poverty.
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Beyond the Rainbow Foundation would like to thank all of those organizations on Maui that made it possible for us to host the seventh annual Aloha Team Classic Pro/Am. We would like to thank the event supporters, including Honua Kai Resort & Spa, Ka'anapali Golf Courses, Kapalua Golf, Kapalua Spa, Maui Printing, Maui Soda and Ice Works, Polynesian Adventures, Ritz-Carlton, Sheraton Maui and TaylorMade.
We would also like to extend a special thank-you to Sutee Nitakorn and the team at Ka'anapali Golf Courses, Richard Armijo at Maui Executive Transportation for providing transportation for the keiki and their parents, as well as all the volunteers from the Lahaina Complex After School Tutor Project. Without your support we would not have been able to host the LPGA clinic.
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The Rainbow Foundation (www.beyond-the-rainbow.org) looks forward to hosting the event again next year, raising money to support youth-based agencies across the island. We hope everyone will join us in this effort.
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On Oct. 18 and 19, St. Anthony Preschool staff and children visited the Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center for an "Explore & Discover" preschool mural arts field trip. We would like to thank the Samuel N. & Mary Castle Foundation for their generous support, which made it possible for our children to enjoy and experience, as have other preschool programs on the island. The support for our young children is greatly appreciated. We would also like to thank Hui No'eau for its hospitality and for sharing the love and knowledge of art with our children.
St. Anthony Preschool Staff