Na Hoaloha - Neighbors Helping Neighbors would like to offer a special thank-you to staff, board members and supporters who made our "Greatest Sale on Earth" rummage sale such a success.
Special thanks go to Joe Hammon (Central Maui Storage), Jimmy Jones (Pukalani Plant Co.) and Skip Wheeler (Tutti Frutti) for their generous donations of goods and services. Our gratitude also goes to Bob Douglas, who offered a $5,000 matching donation challenge, and Dan and Kathy Deknis for their magnanimous donation.
Raised funds will go to support our Aloha Cruisers senior transportation program. Big mahalo to all.
Gerri Shapiro, executive director
Na Hoaloha - Neighbors Helping Neighbors
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Hale Makua would like to thank Matson Navigation for a $1,000 donation made as part of their Ka Ipu Aina program. Ka Ipu Aina gives nonprofits the opportunity to earn donations by organizing cleanup initiatives to remove trash from the beautiful Hawaiian land.
Matson provides a shipping container to hold the trash. On April 6, Hale Makua staff members and volunteers met in Maalaea to clean up the stretch of highway between the Maalaea Park and Ride and Kealia Pond.
Supplies were provided by Community Work Day. Mahalo to Matson Navigation, Community Work Day, and our staff and volunteers for making this project possible.
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Mahalo to our generous volunteers, who made donations, walked and marked walker cards for the 35th Visitor Industry Charity Walk. Your contributions will help our construction program to build another new house or to renovate a substandard home for a family in need.
You may find a few of these donors, who also walked and helped at the First Hawaiian Bank aid station, on our Facebook page. They were: Lisa Carillo, Richard Carr, Sherri Dodson, Clarice and Ted Holmes, Mattie Kukahiko-Kaeo and her grandchildren Kulani and Walter Kaeo, Brian Kanaha, Ginny and John McKee, Karen Motooka, Karen Pascual, Gilbert Perreira and Gary Shay.
Habitat for Humanity
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A big mahalo to David Goode and the Public Works Department for responding to concerns/requests to improve Lower Honoapiilani Road in the Honokowai to Kahana area.
The new, improved striping, crosswalks and school bus stops as well as the new paving are greatly appreciated and will benefit many, and they will make the road more safe for children and walkers.
Now if only the drivers would pay attention to the speed limit . . . please.
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Wailuku Elementary School would like to thank Alexander & Baldwin for the $1,000 grant used toward an environmental education field trip.
Our 1st-graders went to the Hawai'i Nature Center on April 24, 25 and 26.
Your generous grant allowed many of our disadvantaged students an opportunity to learn about plants and animals in the forest and to gain a sense of respect for the fragile habitats in our aina. We sincerely appreciated your kind support in helping to educate our students about our precious environment.
Beverly Stanich, principal
Wailuku Elementary School