What an evening! Mahalo nui loa to everyone who helped us make Maui AIDS Foundation's signature event a roaring success . . . to the tune of $19,000 net proceeds to benefit programs that help to stop the spread of HIV and provide services to people living with HIV/AIDS on Maui, Molokai and Lanai.
We would not have been so successful without the support of our many wonderful sponsors: Allan G. Sanford Memorial Fund, Ambrosia Martini Lounge, Both Sides Now, Coldwell Banker, Maverick Events, Pacific Isle Rents, Smythe Fujiwara Design, Subway, Strike a Pose Maui and We've Got it Covered.
This is an event not to be missed! Mark your calendars for next year's Mardi Gras - March 1, 2014.
Steve Hire, executive director
Maui AIDS Foundation
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I would like to publicly thank John Hatch and several other Costco employees for their help during my recent sudden illness in their store. They went way beyond reasonable expectations in making me comfortable while waiting for my ride. I also want to thank Bill Botts and Rod Pederson for coming and getting me, my car and my groceries. It is great to live in Hawaii.
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Jan. 22, an organization called RIA Foundation came to our school to have our 2nd-graders paint depictions of their hopes and dreams on T-shirts. This was funded wholly by this nonprofit organization, and our students have beautiful T-shirts that they all painted themselves. It is a wonderful organization that is helping to have art in schools to allow children to express themselves, and this was our second year benefiting from their generosity.
Mahalo to the RIA Foundation and mahalo to our parent volunteers who came in to assist with this project. It was much appreciated.
Beverly Stanich, principal
Janet Powell, Parent Community Network Center
Wailuku Elementary School
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A big mahalo to all of the wonderful people in Kula (near Copp Road) who cared so much about locating my lost "special needs" kitten, Popcorn. The kindness, texts, calls were heart-warming. Popcorn was found a week after being "lost," at 9 p.m. on Feb. 4, met with lots of tears of joy and relief and cuddles.