Benefit for Assistance Dogs Hawaii

Assistance Dogs of Hawaii’s sixth annual Valentine’s Benefit Event and Auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Makena Beach and Golf Resort.

Guests will enjoy cocktails and appetizers, followed by a gourmet dinner and dessert. Television personalities Kim Gennaula and Guy Hagi will be the emcees, and there will be live jazz throughout the evening. Tickets are $150 each.

There will also be a live and silent auctions featuring more than 200 items, including an African safari package, fine jewelry, interisland packages and private catered dinners. Event sponsors are Windermere Valley Isle properties, Bank of Hawaii, and Dorvin and Betty Leis.

To make a reservation, contact Assistance Dogs Hawaii at 298-0167 or

Assistance Dogs of Hawaii is a Maui-based charitable organization that has been serving children and adults with physical disabilities and other special needs in Hawaii for the past 14 years by providing professionally trained assistance dogs and lifetime followup free of charge to people in need.

Assistance Dogs of Hawaii receives no government or United Way funding. The program relies entirely on private donations, and the annual Valentine’s Benefit Event and Auction provides more than half of the funding for the many programs each year, according to a news release.