A big mahalo to the Maui lawyers who volunteered their time at the free legal clinic at Maui Mall this month to assist the public in need.
The clinic is an annual event put on by the Young Lawyer's Division of the state bar association.
The people who stopped by to talk were very appreciative.
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A sincere "thank you" to the numerous people and organizations who helped make our April 27 AVID Fest, a college tour fundraiser for King Kekaulike High School's Advancement Via Individual Determination Class of 2015, a huge success.
Thank you to our generous donors: Westin Maui Resort & Spa, the Grand Wailea, Marriott Hotels, Down to Earth, Mana Foods, Joe's Upholstery, Fragrant Orchids of Maui, Hawaiian Style Shave Ice, Hoolawa Farms, Aaron Diaz, Maui Oma Coffee, S&K Maintenance and Keiki Kastles.
A special "thank you" to Jodi & Da Country Flavas, Brad Kahekina and Brenna Hoonan-Amby for providing the entertainment. We would also like to thank the many teachers and staff members of King Kekaulike High School for the setup and use of the cafeteria and gym, rummage donations, and help and support. Finally, we would like to thank our parents for their guidance, manpower, patience and encouragement.
We truly appreciate everyone's support as we strive to realize our college dreams.
King Kekaulike High School
Class of 2015
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On behalf of Hospice Maui, I would like to extend a warm mahalo to Maui's youngest philanthropists, the Girls Rock for Charity Walk Group, a gaggle of 12 girls, ages 8 to 11, from Kihei who participated in "A Sleep over for a Cause," followed by a walk in the Visitor Industry Charity Walk.
These girls arrived at a friend's home with their sleeping bags under their arms and Charity Walk sponsorship forms in their hands. In order to qualify for the sleepover that included dinner, movie and popcorn, the girls needed to raise a minimum of $35 from their neighborhoods for Hospice Maui.
Together, they raised $1,389. The top fundraiser in the group was 10-year-old Chloe LoGrande from Kihei, who raised an impressive $739.
Despite their very busy schedules, these girls made the time to fundraise for Hospice Maui. And they willingly rose at 5:30 a.m. and gave up a Saturday morning to walk 5 kilometers.
During the walk, in between discussion about favorite movies and music, I was surprised by the very direct and specific questions about hospice care that would pop into their minds.
Thank you to everyone who generously sponsored these girls as they walked door to door learning about giving back to our community.
Kimber Carhart, development director