What a wonderful community we live in! I want to thank the Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Foundation for hosting a wonderful luncheon on Oahu. Habitat for Humanity Maui was fortunate to be invited thanks to Dennis Iwasaki. We were able to hear inspiring stories from individuals who have been helped by some pretty awesome nonprofits! Alvin Awaya and the foundation allow their employees to honor nonprofits for their work in the community. During this season of giving, I am thankful for such thoughtful community members, for clients who inspire us every day in their perseverance, and for having the opportunity to do the work I love.
Sherri K. Dodson, executive director
Habitat for Humanity Maui
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Dear King Kekaulike High School administration, class and club advisors, staff, teachers, coaches, and participants:
On behalf of the Associated Students of King Kekaulike, we would like to express a huge mahalo for all the help you have given us in planning, preparing, donating, chaperoning and hosting our Kekaulike Winter Karnival this year! We realize how busy you can be, but we gladly appreciate that you spent your time to help make this colossal event possible. This event was truly a success. Thank you for your support of Kekaulike High School, for your precious time, your genuine efforts and your enthusiastic holiday spirit! Have a wonderful and a safe winter break!
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Associated Students of King Kekaulike, KKHS student government
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The Wailuku Elementary School PTSA and the students of Leslie-Ann Chin's class at Wailuku Elementary School would like to send a special "thank you" to Tambara Garrick of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in Lahaina. The restaurant donated a special lunch for the top-earning class from our Fun Run fundraising event. She provided hamburgers, mararoni and cheese, cookies and juice. She decorated the cafeteria with balloons and gave the children stickers as well. It was a truly special and generous thing to do. We want to thank you, Tambara, for your generosity and time.
Wailuku Elementary School PTSA
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The Kahului School students and administration would like to thank the Alexander & Baldwin Foundation for a generous grant to purchase playground equipment for the Kama'aina Kids After School A+ Program.
Thank you for supporting the Fun 5 program and assisting us to promote physical activity and healthy nutrition for our keiki. Physical activity builds strong bodies and minds in our children and creates lifelong healthy habits that are fun.
Our children truly appreciate the 60 balls, 20 jump-ropes, 24 cones, 18 base markers, 36 beanbags, and 72 hula hoops. You made our children very happy.
Renee Hoopii, PCNC
Fern Markgraf, principal