Thank-You Letters

We would like to thank everyone who made a generous donation to the door prize giveaway during meetings of the Kahului School Community Council/Parent Teacher Student Association in December: The Kahuhu family, Krispy Kreme, Sanrio, Honolua Surf Shop, Karen Venardos, Office Max, Ulalena Productions, Maui Tropix, Walmart, Atlantis Submarine, Piiholo Zipline, Starbucks, Old Lahaina Luau, Hi Tech Maui, ‘Ulalena, Roger Dunn Golf Shop, Maui Ocean Center, Milagros Food Company, Tutti Frutti, Maui Golf & Sport and Pacific Whale Foundation.

The administration and staff

Kahului School

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We would like to give a big mahalo to the folks at The Flatbread Co. in Paia for hosting a benefit night for us! Great food and good fun were had by all.

Funds raised will help offset expenses for our trip to Oahu this March to participate in the annual Hawaii Lutheran Schools Music Festival.

Emmanuel Lutheran School junior high

band students

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Christmas is a time when giving to others takes a front-row seat in our lives. The needs of others become known, and our compassion reaches out and overflows on others. This year, several of our keiki were chosen to participate in the “Shop With a Cop” event.

We would like to extend a big mahalo for the generosity of the following agencies for providing our children with a happy and joyful Christmas season: Maui Police Department, Kiwanis Club of Kahului, Kiwanis Club of South Maui, Kmart, Akimeka and Delta Executive Security Hawaii.

Staff of Ka Hale A Ke Ola

Homeless Resource Centers

Thank-You Letters

The H.P. Baldwin Best Buddies Chapter would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the BHS alumni and community supporters for their generous donations to the H.P. Baldwin High School Foundation that allowed the organization to donate to our Best Buddies Chapter. This generous donation allows our Best Buddies Chapter to accomplish school activities performing our program objectives of promoting inclusion and advocating for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Brandir Elizaga, Chapter President

Best Buddies, H.P. Baldwin High School

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Catholic Charities Hawaii is very thankful for all of Santa’s helpers that made the Christmas holiday so special to the children in need in our community. We felt especially blessed this year with many toys, gifts for our older teens and food boxes for our families that just needed a little extra around the holidays.

We send our appreciation to the staff and volunteers of Starwood Properties Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resorts, Msgr. Fr. Terrance Watanabe, staff and volunteers of St. Theresa’s Parish, Fr. Roland Bunda, staff and volunteers of St. Anthony Parish, Fr. Adondee Arellano, Kathy Sacapanio, staff and volunteers of Christ the King Parish, Evelyn Long, the Jones ohana, staff and volunteers of Pomaikai Elementary School, Mariellen Jones and Dolly Hinau.

Thelma Akita-Kealoha

Catholic Charities Hawaii

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On belhalf of the seniors from Maui, Molokai and Lanai, I would like to extend a huge mahalo for the wonderful Chirstmas program and delicious dinner put on by the Maui Hotel Association on Dec. 18. Tickets for this event were distributed to the seniors with help from MEO.

We appreciate being on the invitation list and want to express our thank you for all the Christmas dinners the Maui Hotel Association has invited us to in the past.

Leilani Zinsman, president

Maui Senior Citizen Planning and Coordinating Council

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The Lions Clubs of Maui owe the success of our Oct. 7, 2012, Third Annual White Cane Walk to our Lions, our participants and our white cane holders.

The funds that were raised from this event support the Lions Annual Free Vision and Hearing Screenings for our youngest school-age children. It also helps purchase eye exams, eyeglasses, white canes, hearing examinations and hearing aids for those in need of financial assistance. Much support and generosity flowed from our community, from the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center and its employees, to our Maui High School students of the National Honor Society, the HOSA and student Kara Oshiro who embrace our Lions’ motto, “We Serve.”

The Lions are also grateful to: Ace Printing, American Cancer Society, Councilwoman Elle Cochran, Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Hot Hula Fitness, Keiki and Parents of the Visually Impaired, Kaanapali Golf Course, Krispy Kreme, Lens Crafters, Meadow Gold Dairies, Nagasako Supermarket, Hawaii Centers for Independent Living, National Federation for the Blind, National Kidney Foundation, Office of the Elections, Starbucks, Takamiya Market, Tasty Crust, UHMC and to many other individuals too numerous to list.

The Lions Clubs of Maui